Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) announce their deal on Tuesday.
The Murphy-Ryan budget deal avoids a January 15 shutdown and gives us a budget for two years. While the media seems to think this is a deal that favors Republicans, it’s hardly that.
The savings in the budget take place down the road and will likely never be realized. There is a teeny-weeny $23 billion cut to the budget over ten years. The spending will take place now.
This is a can-kicking bill.
In 2008, Mr. Bush gave us our first trillion dollar plus deficit spending budget which was supposed to be a one-time deal, but as we know, once our government gets an increase in funds, it never goes back. Every budget since has had trillion dollar deficit spending filled with entitlements and a runaway Social Security and Medicare program that no one is dealing with. Obamacare and Medicaid will hasten our economic death.
It restores some sequester cuts. What Republicans get in return is no new taxes which we are now supposed to applaud as an achievement. Mr. Obama did not get his new stimulus or an extension of unemployment benefits but the Democrats led by Chris VanHolland plan to put that in another bill.They plan to put the few things Republicans won into other bills. Tax loopholes and subsidies were not cut.
The discretionary spending budget is $1.02 trillion, that’s trillion!
The deal is something of a cease-fire. The only resistance to our out-of-control spending problem comes from Republicans but they are losing that war. For their efforts, they have a 22% favorability in Congress while Democrats have a 33% rating.
This deal makes sure we don’t jump from crisis to crisis,” Ryan said. John Boehner is supportive of the plan.
President Obama used the opportunity to demonize Republicans for their ‘reckless spending cuts’ and applauded the fact that they finally made some deal. He then placed the entire responsibility for the budget on Congress, though he is the force behind the over-spending.
In case anyone rejects the deal, the claws are already out for the fiscal conservatives who are now all labelled as Tea Party whom the Democrats say will want to kill this ‘reasonable’ deal.
The budget deal clears the calendar and makes way for a vote on amnesty. Companies who want cheap labor and Democrats who want more voters are pushing for such a deal.
“Few in Washington want to see House and Senate negotiators strike a budget deal more than advocates for immigration reform,” The Hill wrote. “An agreement would clear the legislative calendar in the New Year, and combined with an expected push from President Obama in his State of the Union address, immigration reform could have the moment its advocates have been waiting for.”
Marco Rubio is opposed to the budget deal and released the following statement:
“We need a government with less debt and an economy with more good paying jobs, and this budget fails to accomplish both goals, making it harder for more Americans to achieve the American Dream. Instead, this budget continues Washington’s irresponsible budgeting decisions by spending more money than the government takes in and placing additional financial burdens on everyday Americans.”
“In the short run, this budget also cancels earlier spending reductions, instead of making some tough decisions about how to tackle our long-term fiscal challenges caused by runaway Washington spending. I voted against sequestration because of its effect on key programs, including the defense budget, but higher spending and more revenue are not the appropriate ways to address that problem.”
“The American people should not be asked to choose between a strong military and responsible budgets that encourage job creation and reduce debt. They deserve better than this.”
Mark Levin presses Paul Ryan on the budget in this audio clip:
via Right Scoop