If the House passes this bill, they ought to add an amendment with all the necessary spending cuts. Then let it go a conference and let the real negotiations begin. If the Senate bill is the only law to come out of these “negotiations”, the Republican Party will be close to disbanding. McConnell has been made a fool. $16 trillion dollar deficit, continued $3 billion a day of deficit spending,trillions more in state and municipal debts as well as $100 trillion in unfunded entitlements, and rational people are supposed to be scared of a “fiscal cliff”?
The only solution is to make the case to the people before they go to the Ballot boxes, and before then nominating people who can make that case to a majority of Americans. Having failed at that this election cycle, all we can expect our side to do is get “as much as possible”. Wait 2014. Wait 2016.
The real negotiations will (hopefully) begin when raising the debt ceiling gets debated.