"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Went to National Review for some updated commentary and once again was not disappointed.  Now you can read the real facts about what is about to happen:

What Happened? What Now?July 29, 2011 12:36 P.M. By Kathryn Jean Lopez 
I am hearing some optimism about this morning’s move. It relies on this understanding of events: 
House GOP leadership had two problems last night. One was obviously getting his plan out of the House, getting Cap, Cut, Balancers on board. The second: John Boehner needed to give Harry Reid something that he could change. It’s now the Balanced Budget Amendment. 
That second point is a positive spin on what really happened: The whole GOP caucus simply did not buy Boehner’s optimism about forcing Reid to pass an unamended bill. And so by adding the BBA language, the House forfeits the possibility of Harry Reid passing the Boehner bill and sending it to the president untouched. 
So what does the new path look like? This tweaked Budget Control Act will pass the House. The Senate will strip out the BBA language. It will pass the Senate. When it goes back to the House, Boehner loses some of his caucus again, but Pelosi will have to get some of her members on board. If this is such a crisis moment, Democrats are the party in power. Boehner negotiated with his caucus and got an imperfect bill that the Democratic Senate could work with — with a statement of principles in it including the BBA. Then the Democrats, who do run Washington, after all, will have to step up to the plate. 
Ball’s in your court, Harry Reid and Barack Obama, in other words. 
Enter the commenters …  
Read More at National Review from Katheryn Jean Lopez
This is a brilliant plan to put the ball in the court of Obama and Reid who have assured Americans that without raising the debt ceiling, the United States will default at midnight on 2 August.

Would hope after all of this that some people in the Congress actually understand that the Democrats still run Government with the Senate and White House in their hands.  We can change that in November 2012 but we have a long way to go before that happens.  Time for Republicans to play it smart and keep backing the Senate and Obama into a corner with passing these bills even if the Senate tables them on the orders of Obama.  Then take it to the people how obstructionists that the Senate and Obama are with their refusal to do what is best for the American people by getting the deficit under the control.

It is a tailor made campaign issue that needs to keep being pushed:
House Leadership passed several bills on the debt ceiling that the Senate wouldn't even vote on  electing to table instead.  Is this an example of bi-partisanship that Obama and Reid claim they want?  
Then we always have "Where is the Senate budget?"

This afternoon is  much brighter then it was yesterday at this time.  There is an old saying where there is a will there is a way and the House Republican Leadership are living up to that saying.  No one has worked harder than the Republican House Leadership and its members to try and put a bill together that both sides should want to pass.  The catch -- Democrats got so used to getting only Democrat bills rammed through the Congress for Obama to sign in 2009/2010, that now they balk at any Republican ideas to lower the deficit in a meaningful way.  The Democrats need to grow up and quit acting like spoiled brats.

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