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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 07:06 PM

6. No, technically all increases were offset.

The conservatives can argue it doesn't shrink government, but their Republican leadership put this together and did it outside of Republican committees, so it's on Boehner who just waved bye-bye, and McConnell, who has to despise both Cruz and Paul!

The Republican leadership had to be worried the teabaggers were going to default on US debt and shutdown the government, with 2016 expected to be another Democratic voting swell for presidential ticket, and potentially lots of Republicans can be taken out.

President Obama figured out a way to get what Democrats wanted and give the Republicans some cover to avoid the consequences of extremism, and the pain we would have to endure for rightwing political opportunism.



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