"silly"With automatic budget cuts set to kick in tomorrow, here's a really short version of today's episode of Sequester Theater: In the Senate, Democrats and Republicans will hold dueling votes on plans to avert the sequester. The Democratic plan will likely get more than 50 votes, and the Republican plan certainly won't. Despite getting a majority, the Democratic plan will likely fail, however—unless Republicans decide not to filibuster it. In the House, nothing will happen.
Here's an even shorter version: Congress is completely dysfunctional. The only people who are doing anything remotely serious to stop the sequester are Senate Democrats, but they can't even put pressure on House Republicans because a handful of old-timers blocked filibuster reform, giving Senate Republicans veto power.
What is the problem with a sequester? The government will still be spending 83 billion more than they did last year. Even the administration is backing off their tales of gloom and doom.
Speaking of senate veto power, why will the senate led by democrat Harry Reid not bring up more than 30 bills passed by the house? Reid is afraid the bills will pass?Why has the senate under democrat Reid not passed a budget in over 1400 days?