Skip to comments.Pressure grows on Senate Democrats to act on ‘fiscal cliff’
Posted on 12/22/2012 10:09:35 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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So long as the Senate refuses to deal with any budget passed by the House, we remain on the Baseline Budgeting Autopilot — the departments get last year’s budget plus X or Y%.”
This sounds like poppycock. If there ain’t a continuing resolution approved by the House things shut down!!! i.e. Newt Gingrich shut down in 1995-6!!
Now, who can, and will articulate the truth and be able to get the message beyond the MSM?
When I see the weak actions of the GOPe, far weaker than their position would mandate, I often wonder about the skeletons. After all, they are only human. John Roberts, I.e. , to come up with such a contorted rationalization of Obamacare, must have 3d skeletons, too.
I think the decline in standards and the ability of the unscrupulous to exploit weaknesses has undermined our governance to where it no longer works.
I can agree with this comment as long as the double standards by the MSM are added to it. Dems are rarely held to account. Reps NEVER get away with ANYTHING! The media will go to whatever extremes necessary to destroy a conservative if they think they can.
The most distressing part is our dumb-ass populace that falls for media shenanigans every single time.
It's not poppycock. They can vote to fund something or de-fund something else -- but it has no effect unless the Senate agrees.
A continuing resolution is, in fact, now the only control that the House has over total spending. They don't necessarily have any control over individual elements of the spending.
Which is to say, that the only lever they have IS to shut the government down. And they've repeatedly said they wouldn't do that.
I would remind you that Congress has not passed a budget since FY 2009. All budgets since have been a product of the previous year's Current Services Baseline, plus an arbitrary escalator.
The House can reassertion it’s powers any time it chooses. The House can end the spending escalator any time it chooses. All it takes is being willing to call Obama and Reid’s bluff and shut the government down. When the Social Security and welfare checks don’t go out, the Senate will have to come to terms.
I agree. They CAN to this point, they HAVE NOT. We are cursed with lying monkey Congress critters orchestrated by a lying Monkey-in-Chief!
You understand they've already said they won't do that.
They won't even fight for their own constitutional rights.
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