They (slimy, spineless GOP leadership) pulled another sneaky one behind closed doors.
Speaker John Boehner had promised after admitting that the President will not negotiate and has no intention to reduce spending that the House of Representatives would revert to the old rules. You know, open meetings on the floor of the House, sub-committee hearings and time for public input. Sounds good to me, but hey-it never happened.
Boner, Cantor, McCarthy and McConnell together with Harry Reid, etal, out of earshot of the rest of the House or Senate made a deal and accelerated the vote on the Continuing Resolution to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year -just another boot down the road to fiscal collapse (hoping fewer of us would find out about it and call our representatives).
Not only did they renege on the rules, they added another one. No amendments to any bill they came up with. This essentially closed out all possibility for dissention. Like that from Representatives Jim Bridenstine & Tim Helskamp who have written to leadership urging the House to use their power of the purse by DEFUNDING OBAMACARE. Let’s face it Obamacare will do more to damage the economy than a ba-zillion bad sequestration deals. And In the end the Dems are not likely to support it in the Senate because it allows for some tweaking by the Pentagon for Seqeustration cuts. So plan on more time spent in gridlock.
How about a new way to do things? Watch this by Bill Whittle, the V-POTUS:
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)