I thought we had the power to shut down the government. What happened?
I heard Paul Ryan interviewed today on NPR and I thought his reasoning was awful. He took it for granted that we needed to get away from the Sequester.
No. We didn’t.
From the Washington Post:
Ryan, the Republican Party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee, still engenders much respect in all ideological corners of the GOP caucus, and his plan won plaudits from senior Republicans for establishing a two-year framework that many hope will provide evidence that the House GOP is able and willing to govern.
“This is good government, it’s also divided government. And under divided government, we need to take steps in the right direction,” Ryan said on the House floor before the vote.
But you took steps in the wrong direction. You got new spending in exchange for a promise that will not be kept.
Reading further, we find that the Republicans who voted for the Ryan deal, did so because they didn’t want another government shutdown crisis.
The more prominent view among House Republicans was that Ryan’s deal with Murray, while disappointing with just $23 billion in deficit reduction, would make another government shutdown highly unlikely and signals that House Republicans are trying to move beyond the past three years of fiscal brinkmanship they have engaged in with the Obama White House.
The outside groups opposing Ryan — including Heritage Action, the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund — would instead steer House Republicans onto a familiar path, lurching from crisis to crisis, many House Republicans said.
“It’s not helpful for them to say that that’s completely unacceptable. What would they like? Another government shutdown? If that’s what they want, they should run for Congress,” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Issa called his view “absolutely a majority of the majority.”
So basically, the Democrats win. Most Republicans don’t want to deal with the liberal media attacking them and are willing to vote for bad deals to avoid it.
If you can’t stand the heat, don’t run for a seat in the hellhole.
It is unbelievable that people would speak this way after gaining such a massive victory in Obamacare.
Obviously, we need better men who are not so averse to working hard and getting attacked.
We need to elect people who want to win rather than make allowances for “divided government.”