Another week in Washington D.C. and the congresscritters did what they always do…spend and deceive with blatant arrogance. You will recall how the Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare and did in fact vote to do so in the House. Of course, as they fully knew, the Senate wouldn’t go along. Oh well, rather than win the budget battles that came along later, the Republican leadership has punted away every chance to hold the line.
This past week legislators have finally found bipartisan agreement ( oh, Holy Grail) on something. They agreed to rip off funds intended for Obamacare to “pay for” overturning another stupid idea, a 3 percent withholding tax on government contractors. Republicans, Democrats and Obama agreed. . . and so this “critical” issue is settled. You see, government can act. It just can’t cut any REAL spending, even when the country is headed over a financial cliff.
But wait. Does it strike anyone as just a little bizarre that the GOP would be willing to make this deal to take money from Obamacare? They are sworn to repeal it and repeatedly have said it is unconstitutional. Oh never mind, in the meantime, let’s take money from it.
In cash-strapped Washington, President Obama’s $1 trillion health care law is presenting a tempting target for lawmakers seeking funds for other projects, as Congress last week raided the health care piggy bank for the third time in less than a year.
Congress last week axed a part of Democrats’ signature domestic achievement to find $11 billion to cover the cost of repealing a withholding tax that otherwise would have hit government contractors in 2013. Mr. Obama signed that bill into law on Monday.
The withholding bill follows two other efforts — one in December and another in April — that reworked the health care law to squeeze savings for other priorities. —Paige Cunningham, Washington Times
Folks, the GOP has some serious strategery issues. The country is on a glidepath to financial destruction and Boehner and his top boys are clueless.