Now That the Nuclear Shutdown Is History….
Bill Quick

House Introduces Bill to Prevent Military Pension Cuts | Washington Free Beacon

A bill introduced on Thursday in the House of Representatives would remove pension cuts to military retirees in the budget agreement passed this week and offset the fiscal difference by closing of a loophole that allows illegal immigrants to receive tax credits.

I suspect this was the GOP plan all along.  Putting something like this in the budget bill would have risked the Dems forcing a government shutdown, which the Republicans assumed they would get the blame for.

But now that is off the table, they can go ahead and “fix” the budget by forcing the Senate (and House) Democrats to choose between welfare largesse for illegal aliens, or pension benefits for disabled combat veterans, a vote they won’t enjoy taking – unless Harry Reid can keep the bill from ever reaching the Senate floor, which he’ll probably manage to do.  Still, this won’t be good news for vulnerable Democrats in the House facing re-election next year.

Remember:  Everything either party does for the next nine months will be focused on gaining electoral advantage in the 2014 mid-terms.

Should be a fun way for them to start the new year off.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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