Friday, February 12, 2016

GOP Budget Pow-Wow

Can Republicans be content with passing a budget with billions in new spending? What is the alternative?  The meeting is taking place this morning:


  1. The alternative is that Ryan could drop the child molester rule, er, I mean drop the Denny Hastert rule that stipulates an extra constitutional requirement that bills can only be passed if they basically do not need any Democratic votes to get by. If they did that and allowed Democrat support, Ryan could probably get a pretty good chunk of stuff done.

    1. Or the senate could declare the nuclear option as Dirty Harry did. Obama's pen would run out of ink vetoing bills.

      Not a bad thing.

    2. After a week of hearing way more sound bites from Trump than I wanted to, I gotta say Lou, he leans your way on a lot of issues you talk about here. He is the only Republican promising raids and roundups of Mexicans to send home. He wants to end the Cayman Islands scam by basically just letting all that tax money come home without any tax on it. He wants to lower taxes in general. He wants to go at our shitty trade deals and maybe start slapping tariffs on goods coming in. And so on. I'm genuinely not being a wise ass here, have you considered him?

    3. I think not.

      The man has no limits to his hyperbole.

      He was once “very pro-choice” but is now “very pro-life,”

      The America we deserve:
      We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.
      I would impose a one-time, 14.25 percent tax on individuals and trusts with a net worth over $ 10 million.
      I support a woman’s right to choose, for example, but I am uncomfortable with the procedures. When Tim Russert asked me on Meet the Press if I would ban partial-birth abortion if I were president, my pro-choice instincts led me to say no.

      Can a person reverse all their positions from several years ago?

      The biggest issue facing all the laughable candidates from both parties, compromise. Not 1 person said they would work with congress and compromise to move ahead.

      As to tax the corps.
      They should leave their overseas earnings overseas and invest it there.

  2. Ryan opened the Republican meeting by describing the realities of tackling a budget, stressing there was an opportunity to act on a conservative agenda if the House can move past the current budget stalemate.
    But lawmakers need to act, Ryan said. He asked whether Republicans were willing to give up on the appropriations process and a potential chance at entitlement reform over a relatively small funding increase.
    The speaker told lawmakers that not passing a budget and scrapping the appropriations process would likely lead to a catch-all omnibus spending bill in the fall — a highly unpopular scenario for House Republicans.

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    1. Business as usual as the right pretends to cut spending and givers the administration what they want, more spending.

    2. They already spent the money before Christmas. Now it's just a matter of splitting up the pork and figuring how to get elected.

      Go f___ yourselves future generations. Figure out for yourselves how to live like Venuzuela.