Tom: It's been on for thirty-two hours.
The GOP will be unable to pass a budget until (a) they get the presidency, both branches of the legislature, and a fillibuster-proof majority in the senate, or (b) lose all three. Their guiding philosophy is that any idea that can supported by a Democrat as part of a compromise is corruption from the pits of hell, even if it’s a conservative idea (see Obamacare, Carbon credits, Race to the Top, the jobs bill). We have thirty years of data that cutting taxes doesn’t grow the economy (if it did, we’d be doing better under Obama than under any previous president going back to Coolidge), but cutting taxes is the GOP’s only idea. Oh, that and vastly increased politicians. Fortunately, the GOP is running out of angry white men…
April 12, 2017