In a stunning bait and switch that everyone with half a brain saw coming, the senate passed a short term funding bill with essentially no obamacare changes and to appear partisan the House was forced to pass it, and Obama gladly rushed to his auto pen to sign the bill into law.
The government has adopted another CR(continuing resolution) which is not a budget, and the debt ceiling has been raised again, just in time for the holidays, ensuring minimal damage to the economy during a time when Americans spend like the government, mostly on the governments dollar. The government will once again be unfunded Jan 15 2014 and we will hit the debt ceiling cap again Feb 7 2014.
Nothing has changed at all, we will face the same battle in January that we faced today. I am not fond of the democrats policies, but good god, at least they have some backbone and can maneuver the government into a place in which they can get their stuff done. Republican leaders have failed their constituents, they folded like wet particle board. Democratic leaders have failed their constituents as well, but let’s be honest, they don’t really pretend to care about them. I still have not heard back from my democrat leaders in Montana.
It is time in America for a new party, someone to replace republicans to fight democrats, someone that will get a budget passed, and will push for and achieve a balanced budget amendment. Someone who will fight for true equality for the rich and poor, and get us a flat tax, not this poor pay 0% rich pay 30%. We need a party that will demand line item budgeting so we the American’s that fund them can see exactly where our tax dollars are going, and decide when something cost too much and get rid of it(like obamacare).
I am going to make a prediction today, Republicans are done, when the 2014 elections happen, a few tea party repubs will survive, but the rest will be gone, put out to pasture by their constituents that realize their current leaders will accomplish nothing under a presidency that refuses to negotiate. I am also going to predict that our next president does not fix any problem created under the 8 years of Obama.
I am not smart enough to know what will replace the current leaders we have now, but I am smart enough to recognize a dying animal when I see one.