McConnell, Boehner seek to bust spending caps

  • 1 October 2015
  • NormanL
McConnell, Boehner seek to bust spending caps

Conservatives have been saying it for months, and the rest of the world is now catching on: Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are out to break the spending caps currently in place on the federal budget so Uncle Sam can spend even more of your money...

Even as con­ser­vat­ives in both cham­bers are clam­or­ing for spend­ing cuts, not just to Planned Par­ent­hood but to a slew of nondefense pro­grams, Re­pub­lic­an lead­ers are pre­par­ing to be­gin mak­ing a deal with Pres­id­ent Obama to raise spend­ing caps that will hit next year.

...Con­gress will pass a con­tinu­ing res­ol­u­tion fund­ing the gov­ern­ment for just over two months, put­ting an end to fears of a gov­ern­ment shut­down this week—for now. On the ho­ri­zon, Con­gress faces a po­ten­tially bit­ter battle in Decem­ber to keep the gov­ern­ment open once again, this time with a new speak­er of the House and an em­boldened group of con­ser­vat­ives in the House.

With that fight loom­ing, Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell spoke last week with House Speak­er John Boehner and Obama to be­gin ne­go­ti­ations that will raise the se­quest­ra­tion spend­ing caps over the next two years...

We wrote earlier that breaking the caps has been a GOP leadership priority for a long time.  A debt ceiling increase...more highway spending...re-authroizing the cronyist Export-Import Bank...

Yup. It's all coming true. 

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