Budget negotiators are nearing a deal that could ease the way for leaders to avert another government shutdown before the 2014 elections, but only if rank and file — particularly in the House — buy into the agreement.
Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., are expected to announce a framework in the coming days that would set a top-line number for appropriators higher than the current sequester levels but lower than what Democrats have previously demanded.
So here’s what the feckless Gentry GOP leadership has brought us to: Having pre-emptively moved shutdowns off the table, they now are trapped in a position where spending more money – in a government that will soon be running trillion dollar deficits again – is a given. The Democrats will demand whatever they wish, and if the GOP doesn’t give it to them, the Dems will shut down the government, and the Mostly Socialist Media will contrive to blame the GOP for it.
Oh, they many not spend quite as much as the National Socialist Party wants to spend, but they’ll spend more than we were spending before. And government will grow in power and control, and Leviathan will continue to be fed.
The bottom line here is simple – as long as the Permanent Ruling Class and its Ruling Party – whether Gentry GOP or Social Democrats – remains in control of the levers of power, nothing will change, and the destructive spiral we’ve long been embarked upon will continue.
It may be true that what can’t go on, won’t go on, but these people will keep right on pushing up to the point where everything collapses. It’s all they know. It’s all they do.