And what so ails the House Minority Whip? Why, it's the balanced budget amendment that the GOP wants to include in the Constitution via amendment. This is part of the GOP's "Cut, Cap and Balance Plan".
So why is Steny Hoyer bunching his undies over this? Because, according to him, "in order to pay our bills, Republicans would require us to pass a Constitutional amendment that would permanently enshrine their partisan budget priorities in law and make it virtually impossible to raise revenue." What he means is that a supermajority would be required to raise taxes.
Oh, the dreadful horror! Get out your hankies and shed a tear with Steny! Imagine that! The progressive, government glut types would be hampered in their profligate spending and in their ability to pick our pockets and raid our assets via legislative fiat! They'd have to adhere to a budget! My, oh my! What is this world coming to??
PG County, c'mon! It's high time that Hoyer be retired - and 2012 is just around the corner!