If I were a federal Representative or U.S. Senator, I’d be getting a lot of calls today from party leadership making the case for the debt compromise package. I remain ambivalent about it. Enough liberals are “freaking out” about the package, with one Democratic Senator calling it the “Death Of Keynesian Economics.” All that sounds good.
But, I don’t like this idea of a superduper congressional committee to find even more cuts. That sounds like passing the buck to me, avoiding those “tough decisions” the president tells us we need make.
is not an example of steaming in the right direction, it is an example of completing the turn of the ship so it is facing in the right direction but you have to turn the ship before you change directions, this is the turn.
Not quite a step in the right direction then, but turning your body so that the next step you make will be.
UPDATE: In one of her many (must-read) posts on the debt deal, Jennifer Rubin quotes Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the ranking minority leader on the Senate Budget Committee who reluctantly backs the bill as a “first step“. She also reports that he. . .
. . . has railed against the absence of a proper budget process. For over two years, the Senate has not produced a budget. This is not simply a matter of being a stickler for rules. Sessions understood that, without a budget, Senate Democrats could evade responsibility for making tough choices and simply demagogue whatever Republicans proposed.
Emphasis added. We do need to keep reminding people about that Democratic failure. Read the whole thing.