I’m glad Congress is Doing Nothing

Kevin drum points out, by quoting a Wall Street Journal article, that Congress is being stubborn about passing appropriation bills. The fiscal year starts on October 1st but Congress’ lack of funding has not resulted in any major panic.
From the Wall Street Journal:

Like a retreating army, Republicans are tearing up railroad track and planting legislative land mines to make it harder for Democrats to govern when they take power in Congress next month.

….With Congress turning off the lights this week, there seems no chance of saving the appropriations process. Instead, most of the government will remain on a stopgap bill through Feb. 15, and in kicking this can down the road, the Republican leadership has no idea where it will stop rolling.

This just means the government is going to be running on continuing resolutions for a while. The continuing resolutions will in most cases be funding the government at the rate of the previous fiscal year or higher.

The Republicans have been knowing nothing for the last two years. It is hypocritical of Democrats/liberals/big-government supporters to think this will suddenly change after Republicans lose an election for doing nothing.

One Response to “I’m glad Congress is Doing Nothing”

  1. JC Ernharth says:

    Even when they’re doing nothing, the economy grows at a staggering pace… Note that the real deficit for 2006 was NOT $260 million, but rather $4.6 Trillion… Look out below.

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