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July 19, 2011 - 6:26 pm

So it’s on to the Senate, where the only plan that will actually do something useful about the debt on a long-term basis will die a partisan death.

The House has passed legislation conditioning a $2.4 trillion increase in the nation’s borrowing cap on a tea party-backed plan to require immediate spending cuts and a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget.

The 234-190 vote sends the “cut, cap and balance” plan to the Democratic-controlled Senate, where it has virtually no chance of passing.

You want to see leadership? Don’t look to the White House. Say what you will about the House leaders, but at least they put a workable plan together and passed it. The Senate and White House will just keep playing ping pong over the abyss.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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