My Name Is Tom Harkin, and I'M a Spendaholic

The 10 least-frugal Senators* (as ranked by the nonpartisan Concord Coalition) who also had the audacity -- or was it courage? -- to vote for one of two competing balanced-budget amendments to the Constitution:

1 Tom Harkin (D.-Iowa)

2 John Breaux (D.-Louisiana)

3 Howell Heflin (D.-Alabama)

4 James Jeffords (R.-Vermont)

5 Carol Moseley-Braun (D.-Illinois)

6 Dave Durenberger (R.-Minnesota)

7 Joseph Biden (D.-Delaware)

8 Richard Bryan (D.-Nevada)

9 Harry Reid (D.-Nevada)**

10 Paul Simon (D.-Illinois)**

* The Senators were graded according to their votes last year on the 20 bills that most shaped the overall dimensions of last year's budget.

** Reid...

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