Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Budget Deal

Well, it looks like the executive and the legislative branches got it together, finally.  Presumably, the "smoke-break government" (my new term for Boehner and Obama huffing down butts on the White House veranda) has a chance to work.  Nearly $40B in spending cuts is nothing to sneeze at, and John Boehner seems to have emerged from this tussle strengthened and admired. 

I am glad that the pols were able to get this thing done--and I hope it holds.  There will be some drama in the days ahead, but in the end, we will be able to move onto less contentious things--you know, like Paul Ryan's 2012 budget and the debt ceiling.....


"The Hammer" said...

At first glance I guess I can live with this, but frankly I wanted more. The Republicans should have bracketed up and then they probably would have gotten their 60 or 70.
But '12 better be the one!

Mudge said...

Agree with Hammer. At least this is stepping in the right direction. But if the dems think this is the end of it, well, they would continue their consistent record of being phenomenally wrong.

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