The ballyhoo over the GOP's proposed balanced budget amendment is misplaced; it is a statement about government economics which has NO place in the U.S. constitution.
It is a document about governance - how things and branches operate, individual rights and the processes followed. Not one word about any form of economic system (captialism, socialism) is mentioned, other than Congress' appropriations duties that must start in the House of Representatives.
If supporters want such a change, make it the law of the land, with penalties when not accomplished. Otherwise, the whole budget process culd end up in the courts system, which would be a disaster.
The present attempt to adopt such a ridiculous stance is so much farsical political theater and that production should go dark as soon as possible.