The Senate passed a bipartisan bill this week. Senate Republicans buckled. “Spend, spend, spend!”
The House of Representatives is about to offer its version of the budget. “Cut a little bit for the sake of public relations in our districts!”
There will be gridlock in March. This will be enough to let 2011’s bipartisan law — automatic sequestration — take over. Obama recommended it. He will now live with it. There will be an $85 billion reduction in what would have been spending increases. This, for a budget that is $1 trillion in the red.
It’s all smoke and mirrors. The federal government is headed into a black hole of debt. But the politicians want to keep the game going.
The President is out of the country.
The two branches of Congress will not agree this month. There will be no resolution. It’s gridlock time!
The liberal media will scream bloody murder about “slashing safety nets for the poor.”
This means letting a few federal bureaucrats take an unpaid furlough.
The bloated government will go on a very mild diet. At 450 pounds, it may lose 20 pounds. It will still waddle into your living room and demand a restoration of “cuts.”
The federal government will not shut down. A few bureaucrats will have to find employment in the private sector at 40% pay cuts. The private sector will not offer them fat pensions and guaranteed employment.
The media will make it sound as though Armageddon is near. It isn’t.
Gridlock will reveal just how bloated the system is. Nothing will visibly change for the vast majority of Americans.
Sit back and watch liberal columnists scream. This will be fun to watch.