budget

Paul Ryan embraces Failure Theater on the budget deal

streiff, RedState

This budget “deal” represents nothing more than making a deal for the sake of making a deal. It is the triumph of process over outcome. We negotiated with ourselves. We gave Obama what he wanted and needed and we got a “deal.” This is a very inauspicious beginning for Paul Ryan and the House Freedom Caucus would be completely justified in telling him that he has violated any trust that existed beforehand and from this point on he is on his own.

John Boehner’s Enablers Are Now Shocked At The Spending

Erick Erickson, RedState

All Barack Obama had to do was threaten a government shutdown and the leadership and their cheerleaders would cave. Republican leaders will not fight because they do not have to fight because they know that editorialists, pundits, and donors will pat them on the back and say “tough break.” Well, it is — for the country.

Boehner may be handing Republican nomination to Trump

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

Donald Trump wrote The Art of the Deal. Say what you will about the man, he knows how to negotiate. The Republican base is already livid with John Boehner and Boehner just handed Donald Trump a perfect opportunity to show how much better at negotiating he is than the rest of the Republicans.

Mitch McConnell Calls for the Destruction of the Republican Party

A two year deal that effectively takes spending off the table as an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign would be a disaster for Republicans because they would once again be complicit in the Obama-led tsunami of spending, deficits and debt that are wrecking the American economy.

GOP wants budget talks with Obama — not Pelosi and Reid

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

“They think they can get a better deal from Obama,” Darrell West, director of the governance studies program at the Brookings Institution, said of congressional Republicans.“When you look at past negotiations, Obama often has been willing to compromise on Democratic principles in ways his congressional counterparts have not been willing to do,” he said.

Mike Lee’s Plan To Fix Congress

Sen. Mike Lee, The Federalist

Lee offers 5 steps to restore trust, transparency, and empowerment. "Repubs. should make it part of the job description of ‘chairman’ that each committee, and ideally, each subcommittee, propose at least one major, fundamental, long-term policy overhaul each year."

Boehner, McConnell Blast O's 'Most Irresponsible Budget Yet'

Associated Press Staff

GOP leaders led by John Boehner slammed Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal as "worthless," "irresponsible" and "dead on arrival." All believe the document has no chance of getting through Congress and they urged Obama to come back with a budget that the two parties could work together on.

GOP Budget Aims to Help the Poor

Greg Richter, NewsMax

In a pre-emptive strike on Obama's own budget set to be released Tues., House Repubs. are releasing a report on Mon. as a prelude to their own version later this month. The GOP report is critical of the 50-year-old War on Poverty and proposes reforms to welfare and social programs.