And I will remind everybody that there was no "cut" relative to the 2010 budget. The only thing cut was a small amount of money from Obama's failed budget proposal.
In fact, this deal increases the budget and the budget defict relative to the stimulus soaked 2010 budget.
I feel really bad for Pence and Conservatives entrapped in this mess. They’re being forced to vote for the largest deficit in history- a deficit almost twice as large as the Stimulus that got ZERO votes from Repubs, for Pete’s sake... and for what?
I think Conservatives need a last minute wake-up call: Tell the leadership they’re only willing to support week-long CR’s with small cuts until a suitable deal can be worked out that they can support. This Deal feels just like TARP all over again, dumping things onto peoples’ desks at the last minute and saying the world will come to an end immediately if they don’t vote “Yes” (on details that should’ve been worked out months ago by the leadership).
Wishful thinking on my part probably, but I hope cooler heads can somehow prevail.