Skip to comments.The Tea Party's First Victory
Posted on 04/10/2011 4:38:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
APRIL 10, 2011
The Tea Party's First Victory
Obama opposes spending cuts right up to the time he calls them historic..
This is getting to be a habit. President Obama ferociously resists tax cuts, trade agreements and spending cutsright up to the moment he strikes a deal with Republicans and hails the tax cuts, trade agreements and spending cuts as his idea. What a difference an election makes.
This is the larger political meaning of Friday's last minute budget deal for fiscal 2011 that averted a government shutdown. Mr. Obama has now agreed to a pair of tax cut and spending deals that repudiate his core economic philosophy and his agenda of the last two yearsand has then hailed both as great achievements. Republicans in Washington have reversed the nation's fiscal debate and are slowly repairing the harm done since the Nancy Pelosi Congress began to set the direction of government in 2007.
Yes, we know, $39 billion in spending cuts for 2011 is less than the $61 billion passed by the House and shrinks the overall federal budget by only a little more than 1%. The compromise also doesn't repeal ObamaCare, kill the EPA's anticarbon rules, defund Planned Parenthood, reform the entitlement state, or part the Red Sea.
On the other hand, the Obama-Pelosi Leviathan wasn't built in a day, and it won't be cut down to size in one budget. Especially not in a fiscal year that only has six months left and with Democrats running the Senate and White House. Friday's deal cuts more spending in any single year than we can remember, $78 billion more than President Obama first proposed. Domestic discretionary spending grew by 6% in 2008, 11% in 2009 and 14% in 2010, but this year will fall by 4%. That's....
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Tea Party members are those who say they are. I don’t believe there is a leader, just a common cause.
who the heck wrote this?
Before the celebrations begin remember that Obama has incorporated $700 billion of supposedly one time emergency spending into the budget baseline. Cutting $38 billion means he is keeping 95% of it. Not to mention the $100 plus billion snuck into the health care destruction bill. Even Ryan’s cuts are less than the stimulus ($700bil for ten years would give us $7 trillion). Put the champagne back in the fridge it is way too early
Or maybe free of our home.
“the Obama-Pelosi Leviathan wasn’t built in a day, and it won’t be cut down to size in one budget.”
Very true. This was round one and we won. Now on to the next budget.
Yeah, but it’s still 5% more than we would have without the pushing from us. Only 95% to go.
"One of the ironies of Friday's budget deal is that it is being criticized both by Ms. Pelosi and some conservative Republicans. We can understand Ms. Pelosi's angst. But conservatives are misguided if they think they could have done much better than Mr. Boehner, or that a shutdown would have helped their cause. Republicans need to stay united for the bigger fights to come this year, and for now they and the tea party can take credit for spending cuts that even Mr. Obama feels politically obliged to sell as historic."
i guess we don’t get to find out who wrote it.
Despite the Republican majority in the House -- and its ironclad Constitutional stranglehold on spending initiatives -- the Democrats are still firmly in charge of Congress. Obama has proven that John Boehner is his bitch, and that the GOP rank-and-file have no stomach for any fight. The Dems created this huge deficit, but with this vote the GOP now owns it.
Pathetic. We are doomed to collapse...
The WSJ's Paul Gigot, Dan Henninger, Mary Anastasia O'Grady and Stephen Moore discuss the winners and losers of the "shutdown showdown"-VIDEO
GIGOT: So $39 billion in one year, I never -- well, in my lifetime that has never happened.
HENNINGER: Right. And it's just the beginning. Ultimately, this was a political exercise, Paul. And one of the things that came out of it was that -- what we learned is that John Boehner outsmarted the strategist on the Democratic side.
this is rubbish. Tea Party LOST, BIG! What I see here is GOP insider trying to placate the outrage that a lot of Tea Partiers are felling over this betrayal. Boehner need to go
This was not a victory for the “Taxed Enough Already” party; they already had real victory when Scott Brown won in MA (just based on his opposition to ObamaCare - a tax nightmare) and Christie won in NJ (a hatchet-man if there ever was one for cutting taxes). For a group that focuses on reducing taxes, those were real victories and the budget deal isn’t.
Boehner is more frighten over government shut down in which he get blamed than he is over the debt crisis which is bankrupting every Americans by the fed printing money to buy up Boehner’s insane spending budget
At this point the only people the Republican hacks are fooling is themselves.
Sorry. Victory is not electing pro-abortion socialists just because they have an R by their name. You're fooling yourself.
way too early to say scott brown or christie was a victory. Scott brown is acting more and more like democrat-lite plus obamacare is already passed she he’s been useless. Plus Christie still having fixed his state spending problem