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- Aug 27, 2005
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- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
Not long ago, congressional Republicans said authoring and passing a budget were the basics of governing. They flew into open rage when Harry Reid's Senate Democrats took a pass on advancing a fiscal blueprint, and threatened to withhold lawmakers’ pay as a punishment. And they persuaded voters to return them to power because they would make Capitol Hill work again.
But here we are, on April 13, with Republicans holding both chambers of Congress, and there isn't a budget in sight.
Can't say Republicans didn't have good intentions when they promised to pass a budget every year, but we all know what the road to hell is paved with.
This is not Republicans against Democrats, but Republicans against Republicans. The Civil War inside the GOP has escalated to the point where Republicans are no longer able to govern, and won't be able to until one side or the other prevails and starts running the party. Until then, it is going to be slash and burn, performed by a circular firing squad.
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