D. O. A., the Re-run

by Dave Schuler on March 5, 2014

The editors of the Wall Street Journal aren’t impressed with President Obama’s 2015 budget:

Mr. Obama’s budget doesn’t make even a token outreach to the GOP, and in that regard it is at least honest. With Democrats at risk of losing the Senate, Mr. Obama views a revival of tax and spend as his party’s best 2014 campaign pitch. Americans will have to decide if they like what about half of them will be paying for.

I don’t know that there’s any way to look at it other than as a purely political act, a “red line”, perhaps. The Senate has only passed one budget in the last five years and it didn’t bear a lot of resemblance to the president’s budget for that year. Need I explain what the fate of the president’s budgets has been in the House?

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... March 5, 2014 at 11:54 am

I don’t think this is a re-run. I think it’s the sequel to the reboot of the sequel. Directed by the guy that did NOT get the Sharknado job.

But maybe that’s quibbling.

jan March 6, 2014 at 10:33 am

Need I explain what the fate of the president’s budgets has been in the House?

The so-called ‘President’s Budget’ doesn’t even pass mustard with his own Congressional party allies either, making the whole budget attempt more of a political poser than anything else.

jan March 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

In fact the budget shows no signs or attempts to reach an agreement between the differing fiscal approaches both parties preach. What it does do is play into the ideological bedrock of the democratic party, providing for an assured continuation of the unproductive Congressional infighting.

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