I have mixed emotions on this budget. If, IF, IF
this deal avoids a shutdown and elects more Reps. and a majority of Senators it may well be the best tact.
We know it doesn't cut the budget, gives away some sequester cuts, moves real cuts to out years which are rarely enacted by future congress's. Is the potential gain worth it ? Are rumors that Boehner will step down related to this inter-party debate?
We know Reid will create trouble and try to create another shutdown (probably via extending unemployment benefits), because Pubbies have shown they will back down, so I'm sceptical. Flame away.
posted on 12/15/2013 6:36:08 AM PST
(NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
Are rumors that Boehner will step down related to this inter-party debate?
Paul Ryan's presidential prospects may have dimmed this week, but his future on Capitol Hill has never looked brighter. The budget compromise he struck with Sen. Patty Murray, which passed the House on a lopsided 332-94 vote Thursday, had conservative activists and outside groups howling. That might one day curb Republican enthusiasm for Paul Ryan the presidential candidate. But inside the dome, overwhelming support for Paul Ryan the policymakereven from those voting against his proposalarmed him with a major legislative victory and a reputation as a bipartisan consensus-builder. That means bigger things may be on the horizon. "Paul did astonishingly...
IIRC, Boehner announced earlier this week that he would be seeking reelection to his House seat.
posted on 12/15/2013 6:52:32 AM PST
I have mixed emotions on this budget. If, IF, IF this deal avoids a shutdown and elects more Reps. and a majority of Senators it may well be the best tact.
The budget deal is the the Empire striking back. The GOPe has done nothing but double down on the tip toe to the election strategy since Cruz made them look like impotent buffoons. It is proof that they have no intention of engaging the Dems on anything of substance for the next 3 years. That being the case, how does electing more GOPers help?
posted on 12/15/2013 7:05:53 AM PST
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