Republicans should accept to budget deal. The House overwhelmingly passed a budget resolution, the first time since President Obama took office. The extremists on both sides of the aisle strongly disapprove. They are being shortsighted. The measure passed 332-94. Nothing out of Washington is perfect. Given the disasters of Obamacare and the stimulus package, Washington’s hardly functional. The bill doesn’t raise taxes and doesn’t extend unemployment benefits. If both House Speaker John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi aren’t entirely satisfied, the bill must be fairly adequate.
Democrats are possessed in increasing government spending. They only talk about budget restraints during election cycles. As long as the Defense Department is getting cut, they’re content. Democrats and President Obama aren’t serious about job creation. If that were the case, they would increase exploration for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama could also approve of the Keystone Pipeline, which could add 20,000 jobs. They just want to raise taxes on the rich even though 40% of top income earners paid over 100% of tax income brought into the Federal Government in 2010.
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, one of the few intelligent and mature members of Congress, was instrumental in negotiating the measure with Democrat Senator Patty Murray. Ryan admits the bill isn’t ideal. But both sides reached an agreement and Obama doesn’t have discretionary spending power he had from continuing resolutions. That alone is a victory for Republicans.
With this much support from the House, the Senate should pass the bill. Republicans then can concentrate on this upcoming 2014 election and stress the complete failures of Obamacare. They are poised to make substantial gains in the House and Senate. If that happens, then they can seriously address wasteful government spending. Until then, compromise isn’t a bad option.
Final Thought: One has to wonder how President Obama feels for telling the lie of the year.