You’re not going to believe this, but that new budget plan looks pretty good.

October 27th, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Over at WaPo. I’m probably grading on a curve, and as I stress, one gets pumped up about stuff that should be routine. But I’ll take it…and pretty gladly. Note that it theoretically shuts down cliffs, ceiling, shutdowns, etc. through 2017.

How did it happen? Well, it hasn’t happened yet, though I’d give well over a 50% change of being legislated. It’s just a unique alignment of stars given Speaker Boehner’s imminent exit.

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3 comments in reply to "You’re not going to believe this, but that new budget plan looks pretty good."

  1. Amateur says:

    I believe it and I’m going to keep silent on this. I expected this in a way. It is explainable, but if I explain it, it might be undermined. So I remain silent.

  2. Robert Salzberg says:

    Yes JB, you’re definitely grading on the curve of absurdly low expectations. We’ve come to expect debt ceiling brinksmanship as the norm and threats of government shutdowns and defunding Obamacare as regular speed bumps. Speaker Boehner is obviously doing his best to ram things through so his party doesn’t continue to prove that they are incapable of governing before the next election by doing the mandatory minimum before heading to the links.

    Rotting infrastructure, climate change, the prison industrial complex, and a crazy tax code will slog on. (Setting aside the real horrors that in general are less budget related like assaults on women’s rights, voting rights, immigration, etc.)

    I agree that with the crazy caucus in charge this looks like a great deal but that doesn’t change the fact that America is accelerating its slide down the hill by not addressing the real large bore problems facing us.