The just passed and signed into law spending budget will produce the largest debt for America since WWII….
After spending time home during the Easter Holiday break several House Republicans are trying to save face on their votes by talking about making cuts to the newly minted plan….
Of course any cuts they would want would end up coming from social programs most likely….
The idea of the do over has fallen flat over in the Senate….
Republicans with forsign are keenly aware that if the Democratic ‘wave’ does take the House away from them?
Democrats would be able to do the same maneuvering that Republicans could do….
And that would mean a world of hurt for GOPer’s…
The remarkable thing is that Republicans in the Senate are questioning their own party efforts in the House OUT LOUD…..
Key Republican Senators on Monday raised doubts that a rescission bill canceling some government spending would be able to pass the Senate.
“It is counter to the agreement that both houses and both parties and the administration reached, and to try to undo it after it’s just been signed into law strikes me as ill-advised,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), referring to a $1.3 trillion spending package passed with bipartisan support in late March.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and President Trump have been discussing ways to rescind funds from the spending deal, a process that was once common for narrow spending changes, but has seldom been used to railroad a negotiated, bipartisan agreement.
Collins, a moderate who has in the past bucked her party and the administration, said that reneging on promises made to Democrats “would make it very difficult” to strike future bipartisan deals.
Retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) brushed aside the idea that such a move would succeed.
“This is all a bunch of window dressing, you know that. It’s all for show. As is the balanced budget amendment,” Corker said.
The House this week is expected to vote on a constitutional amendment requiring the government to operate on a balanced budget. It is not expected to pass the high threshold needed to amend the nation’s founding document.
“It just gives cover to people to keep doing the destructive things that we’re doing,” Corker said of the measures….