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A Least Bad Budget Deal
Wall Street Journal, by Editors

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Posted By:tisHimself, 12/11/2013 3:21:08 PM

The best that can be said about the House-Senate budget deal announced late Tuesday is that it includes no tax increases, no new incentives for not working, and some modest entitlement reforms. Oh, and it will avoid another shutdown fiasco, assuming enough Republicans refuse to attempt suicide a second time. The worst part of the two-year deal is that it breaks the 2011 Budget Control Act´s discretionary spending caps for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The deal breaks the caps by some $63 billion over the two years and then re-establishes the caps starting in 2016 where they are in current

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/11/2013 3:22:31 PM     (No. 9649933)

We have a definite leadership vacuum in this country, which is precisely why we are where we are today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: EQKimball, 12/11/2013 3:38:26 PM     (No. 9649947)

Unfortunately, in politics "perception is reality." At this moment in time, Republican legislators should not air their intra-party disputes. The majority of voters are relatively unsophisticated. They are desperate for leadership, and the Republicans are unable to speak with one voice. First mission: Win back Congress in 11 months. This will require self-discipline and a united message. However important this year´s budget may be, it pales in significance to the mischief that will be made by a Democratic House and Senate, or either one of them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muguy, 12/11/2013 4:05:14 PM     (No. 9649970)

So-called "deals" that increase spending money we don´t have is insanity.

Johnny Boehner and his merry band of idiots ought to be running away from this--Shame on you, Paul Ryan for double-crossing the people who supported you and Mittens!

Deficit spending in any form is not in the best interests of the country--its time people in DC were on the people´s side who don´t want the hard-earned fruits of their labors given away for political patronage.

I hope any "conservative", "republican" or RINO gets tarred and feathered over this outrage and insult to the base who is tired of bending over and taking it in the shorts!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tsquare, 12/11/2013 4:10:45 PM     (No. 9649977)

have not looked at it, but I would guess that it has a $1T or so in deficit spending that the gasbags (including Ryan) are saying is deficit reduction

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lone Star Csar, 12/11/2013 4:19:32 PM     (No. 9649990)

If by "deal" they mean the Progressives getting what they want. This "deal" just leaves us more statist, more socialist and more indebted than we were before. Period. It is a complete loss for conservatives and the American people.

I suppose it is a deal in the sense that an alligator eating you slowly from the toes up is better than him swallowing you whole. However, in the end, there is no "practical" side. You are still dead. There is no "strategy" or "art" to being eaten alive more slowly than not. The only victory is not being eaten. How? Ignore the cowards, quislings and cannibals and fight like hell. Stand fast.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/11/2013 4:23:47 PM     (No. 9649995)

IMHO, pass this deal as long as it only exists through 2014. Use the obamaCare fiasco to win back the senate, reinstate/keep the nuclear option then spend the next two years in hearings, investigations, budget cutting of agencies writing job killing rules etc.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/11/2013 4:37:54 PM     (No. 9650022)

´Least Bad´ is still BAD! Why don´t these oligarchs try doing what is best for the country for a change?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/11/2013 5:35:40 PM     (No. 9650084)

To those whining about the demise of sequestration, let me remind you that sequestration raped and pillaged our defense budget, which was a very bad thing. So I say good riddence to sequestation!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/11/2013 6:20:22 PM     (No. 9650126)

I don´t trust the WSJ´s editorial page any more. They are pro big government and anti the ordinary people. I am through with ´least bad budget deals´. That´s the way we got into the mess we are in.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/11/2013 6:42:19 PM     (No. 9650146)

Boehner is speaker of the House that controls spending. Boehner says he has no power, but the constitution says he does. The democrats say Boehner has no power because they don´t want him to use it. Mr. Boehner, you were elected to the speakership to use the power bestowed on you by the constitution, but you have not, and may as well be the member from Podunk.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/11/2013 7:21:33 PM     (No. 9650182)

This deal takes away the chance for the MSM to sabotage the GOP in 2014 before the midterms
over any budget stalemate or shutdown.

O-Bomber has lots of problems now...
His poll numbers are down and dropping.
Let the MSM be forced to cover O-Bomber´s woes,
including the KommieKare disaster.
And next year will be some explosive Benghazi hearings.
Keep the negative focus on O-Bomber.

That is much better PR for the GOP than a shutdown.
The MSM propaganda machine just got the rug pulled out from under them.

Budget progress can be made after winning control of both the House and Senate in 2014.
This is the path to a win in November.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: yuban, 12/11/2013 8:01:50 PM     (No. 9650219)

So we vote for the least bad budget and the least bad candidate. I need a Party that will give me the choice to vote for a GOOD budget and good candidates. Evidently it is not the GOP.

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