Posted on | March 11, 2013 | 18 Comments
Lo and behold, there is some chance of getting the Democrats to do their job:
Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee say they hope to keep the focus during this week’s expected marathon markup on setting a sound course for the country’s fiscal future.
Though such issues have dominated the national political conversation since 2008, this week marks the first time in four years that members will actually debate a budget resolution, with proceedings expected to kick off Wednesday.
“Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray, and her colleagues, will introduce the long-delayed Democrat plan on Wednesday,” Senate Budget ranking member Jeff Sessions of Alabama said Saturday in the GOP weekly address, previewing the Republican rebuttal to the proposal to be unveiled by the Democratic senator from Washington.
Senator Jeff Sessions laid down the GOP response in the Weekly Address on Saturday:
Around 5:18, Sessions gets around to going over a laundry list of swell ideas that would indeed be improvements. However, it’s almost as though Sessions accepts the basic premise that Americans work for the government, not the government for Americans.
In fairness to Sessions, the Weekly GOP Address is not the place for spitball throwing and rabble-rousing. He’s just relating the party line.
However, should the GOP want voters to take it seriously, it’s got to do more than re-arrange the railcar loads of deck chairs at the titanic train wreck. SWIDT? The GOP itself is a Progressive cliché. Rehabilitating it is going to take more courage that killing efforts to defund ObamaCare in the House. Again, in defense of Boehner, the election failed to deliver enough Republican political heft to go calling any shots. However, acceding to ObamaCare will be selling the Democrats the rope with which they tied the propaganda noose.
Sometimes you have good options. Sometimes you’re Dennis Hopper in True Romance, to the Democrat’s Christopher Walken.