Hitting the reset button on the budget.
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Ryan’s idea is the best one available to the GOP in the present circumstances.
“Our goal is to make sure our members understand all the deadlines that are coming, all the consequences of those deadlines that are coming, in order so that we can make a better-informed decision about how to move, how to proceed,” said Ryan.
“Out of that we hope to achieve consensus on a plan to proceed so that we can make progress on controlling spending and deficits and debt,” he said.
“We also have to recognize the realities of the divided government that we have,” Ryan said.
That is a great example of Midwestern understatement. The President, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid haven’t the slightest interest in controlling spending, deficits, debt, and cascading entitlement obligations. If this continues to be the case, the likely outcome is that the debt ceiling is raised, sequestration works the Congress’s will on the entire discretionary budget (domestic and defense), but entitlements are left untouched by reform or rational restructuring. Don’t even think about tax reform.
Elections, as they say, have consequences. We are living with them now.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online