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Congress Self-Emasculates

October 17th, 2013 - 6:21 am

John Boehner famously put “nothing on the table” — and walked away with even less. From Breitbart:

The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt ceiling would be raised.

In other words, the President now has the power to borrow money on the full faith and credit of the United States, and only a veto-proof majority in Congress can stop him.

So there’s another part of the Constitution in tatters, in case you were keeping score.

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Oh, but BoehnHead says they "fought the good fight", so that makes up for giving away the farm plus poisoning all the livestock, too...

Reports are that he got a Standing Ovation for staging this Kabuki Kollapse, isn't that impressive?

I am Just. So. Proud.
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Gee, it's a good thing the Republican leadership were finally able to make the shutdown all about spending, instead of about Obamacare.
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Apparently this is why we needed to cave and not shut down the government. Or something.
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Apparently this is only a one-off for any emergencies that come up before 2/7. After that, it is supposed to be business-as-usual.

Which is still bad business, but there you go.
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at this point i'd usually have faith in the supreme court, but "john roberts"
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