The problem lies with all states feeding at the federal government trough (grants, etc) to spend, spend, spend, (taxaholism) resulting in a centralized government. 

The "budget problem" is directly linked to excessive spending at all levels of government! Legislators who do not honor our founding documents now covet the unsustainable spending and onerous regulations associated with the grants and taxes returned to each state. 

Why would we think they would honor an altered version? 

History proves otherwise. 

James Madison warned us about this possible tyranny! 

States are addicted to unconstitutional spending. Too many legislators are hypocrites and cannot guarantee convention rules will be honored.

Tricia Stall - North, VA