Another news report suggests that Republicans are preparing to surrender in budget talks.


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Another news report suggests that Republicans are preparing to surrender in budget talks.

Senior aides familiar with the talks say the emerging agreement aims to partially repeal the sequester and raise agency spending to roughly $1.015 trillion in fiscal 2014 and 2015. That would bring agency budgets up to the target already in place for fiscal 2016. To cover the cost, Ryan and Murray are haggling over roughly $65 billion in alternative policies, including cuts to federal worker pensions and higher security fees for the nation’s airline passengers.

Republican leaders are also seeking additional savings to knock a small dent in deficits projected to exceed $6 trillion over the next decade. But the deal would do nothing to trim the debt, which is now larger, as a percentage of the economy, than at any point in U.S. history except during World War II. [emphasis mine]

To me, the biggest disappointment of this surrender is that Paul Ryan is negotiating it, proof that he too is no fiscal conservative and worse is far more stupid than I had thought.

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  • Cotour

    Yes, Ryan is farther down the event horizon than Rand Paul was and certainly farther down than Rubio was, before they realized the peril they were placing themselves in by dealing with the main stream republicans. Ryan is choosing to play the establishment game and reveals himself to be more of a RINO than a conservative. I have come to not trust him.

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