Absolutely no one is going to take a threat like this seriously so there is no point in even making it. You don’t threaten to ruin the entire economy just for a pipeline or the repeal of a minor provision of a law, because no one would ever pull the trigger over such minor issues.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:21 pm|
|By: Peterr Saturday September 21, 2013 9:00 am|
It seems the Almighty has sent a memo to the Republican Caucus of the US House of Representatives, reflecting on their recent vote to cut billions from SNAP.
Shorter God: Let me refresh your memories about my priorities . . .
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 8, 2013 8:30 am|
Apparently, House Republicans are convinced they can hold the debt ceiling hostage again even though they proved they aren’t willing to shoot the hostage. From National Journal:
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 15, 2013 1:00 pm|
House Republicans really really really hate new taxes. This is one promise from the GOP I do believe. It seems almost everyone from their base, to their donors, to independent voters believe this. Despite a mountain of evidence the only people who don’t seem to believe this are a small circle of professional grand bargain promoters, the “both sides are always equally to blame” pundits, and President Obama.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 23, 2013 1:20 pm|
When House Republicans decided to fold on the debt limit they concluded that they need something to help them save face. What they wanted was to adopt a requirement that Congress must approve a non-binding budget or risk losing their pay. The problem is that such a provision would have clearly violated the 27th Amendment so the GOP come up with possible work around.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 22, 2013 5:45 am|
The House Republicans will vote on their bill to increase the debt limit on Wednesday according to the AP. The bill can currently be viewed on the House Committee on Rules websiteand they will hold their hearing on it tomorrow.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday January 17, 2013 2:42 pm|
Among the general public recently there has been an increasing desire to see politicians compromise instead of sticking to their positions, but the Republican base still considers compromise a low priority.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 16, 2013 9:18 am|
Speaker Boehner’s recent willingness to break the majority of the majority principle is likely making the Obama administration feel more confident about the debt limit standoff. If the House Republicans fold, it would most likely take the form of allowing a clean increase to come to the floor then having it approved with mostly Democratic votes.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 2, 2011 5:10 pm|
The routine filibuster of nominees now allows a Senate minority to force policy on this country through selective destruction. Senate Republicans are using the filibuster to stop any nominee to lead the Consumer Finical Protection Bureau until and unless the entire program is changed, regardless of who the nominee is or how qualified he or she may be.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 22, 2011 1:20 pm|
Libya is just another recent reminder that almost no one in Washington actually cares about the deficit. The deficit is only used as an excuse to justify forcing regular Americans to sacrifice.