atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2659: GOP caves--big surprise.

Ace has the stuff. $39 billion. The Democrats stared down the GOP over a shutdown yet again.


It's a whopping 1% cut. It's $6 billion more than the figure offered by the Democrats. It's $61 billion less than the figure the GOP ran on in the 2010 elections. It's a bit more than half of what the GOP wanted from this particular skirmish. The GOP did not get cuts for Planned Parenthood or the EPA out of the deal, nor did it get even the token cuts it wanted. The big "compromise" reached today means that the Democrats gave up $6 billion, and the GOP gave up pretty much everything.

Jesus Christ, GOP! If you're not willing to fight for this, what are you willing to fight for?

ADDENDUM: And the next time there's a Republican in the White House, guess who's going to be bitching about the deficit and the national debt again?

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Palestinian savages kill children; Israel strikes back hard. Go, Israel!

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Warm weather this weekend. I'm tempted to go measure the tulips and see how much they grow.

"Tempted" but not "motivated". Oh well.

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