Politics can cause whiplash

It never ceases to amaze me how politicians can take opposition positions on issues days apart and think no one will ever notice.

For nearly a year the president and his party members have been whining about the sequester they invented, complaining it is across-the board-cutting without regard to needs of individual parts of the budget.

Now the Republicans are passing one piece of the budget at a time, but the Democrats complaining that they want the whole thing passed in one piece. All or nothing.

Sen. Rand Paul’s comment:

Sen. Rand Paul

We’ve been passing NIH funding, veteran’s funding. Here’s the thing that people don’t realize. That’s historically the way it’s always been. You pass small appropriation bills so you can look at them individually. It’s a much better way to run governmentbecause right now, you’re sticking everything into one bill and that’s why the leverage of shutting the government down occurs. But if you did things appropriately and passed appropriation bills one at a time no one would be able to shut down government ever. So really if Harry Reid had done his job we wouldn’t be in this position at all.

3 comments on “Politics can cause whiplash

  1. Winston Smith says:

    Omnibus spending bills have long been used to satisfy the klepto-republicrats’ hunger for power and pork. Both parties love to dump all their pet projects into them, so that nobody will dare stop.

  2. nyp says:

    One house of Congress has voted to shut down the government unless ObamaCare is defunded. That is unacceptable. It doesn’t matter if you vote a single resolution that funds the government but defunds ObamaCare. It doesn’t matter if you try to engage in salami tactics by slicling the resolution into a hundred pieces and voting on them one by one.

    It won’t work. And I don’t believe the majority of Americans are falling for this attempt at bamboozelment.

  3. Milty says:

    “One house of Congress has voted to shut down the government unless ObamaCare is defunded.”

    When’s the last time the House voted to defund Obamacare? And how many votes has the House taken since then that haven’t included any provision to defund Obamacare?

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