House Republicans Seem To Be Coming To Their Senses

Republicans in Congress have decided to put their own personal finances, and those of their Democratic colleagues in both the House and Senate, at risk, rather than to risk a global economic meltdown if the Democrats don’t get serious about reigning in our government’s runaway spending.

The New York Times is reporting that House Republicans have agreed to raise the debt ceiling for three months, with a requirement that both chambers of Congress pass a budget in that time and engage in deficit reduction negotiations.   Rather than drive the nation over a “fiscal cliff” or risk the government defaulting on its debt, the Boehner Brigade’s debt ceiling bill will include a provision that federal lawmakers not get paid if the Senate does not produce a budget.

Senate Majority Leader Harry’s Reid’s office issued a statement that sounded like they might go along.  Reid’s Senate has not passed a budget in four years.

Finally!  Washington Republicans have stopped drinking stupid juice!

Whoever came up with such a common sense idea of punishing the Congress for not doing its job rather than risking the global economy deserves a Nobel Prize.


Posted: January 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, Debt Ceiling, Economy | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “House Republicans Seem To Be Coming To Their Senses”

  1. Unfortunately, It Seems Our Incompetent Leader Of The House said at 11:33 am on January 19th, 2013:

    Did Not Research The Idea Too Much Before He Spoke…


  2. Bob English said at 10:43 am on January 20th, 2013:

    The President and the Speaker were actually very close to getting a deal done in the Summer of 2011 called The Grand Compromise or Grand Bargain that included trillions of dollars worth of future spending cuts. The Republican caucus would not support the Speaker since it also included the Presidents desire to let the Bush tax cut expire for incomes over 250 k. Since that issue is now off the table, hopefully both sides can resurect some form of that previous proposal/deal.

  3. Don't count on it said at 10:26 am on January 22nd, 2013:

    Am afraid there aren’t enough on our side with the intestinal fortitude to fight it all. After that hard left and embarrassing diatribe yesterday, the path to saving the country should be crystal clear. I no longer have enough faith to believe the Rep’s will stick together and do the right things,to even begin to bring some sanity down there. 2014 is the very last chance to stop the remaining socializing of America. We keep up the current pattern where don’t stand for anything and keep giving in and chipping away, we are lost.