Credit to the GOP Establishment where it is Due

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Credit to the GOP Establishment where it is Due

As every­one knows I’ve not been very shy about call­ing out the Estab­lish­ment GOP, John Boehner or Mitch McConnell over their actions to con­found conservatives.

So when they do some­thing right it’s only fair that I give them kudos:

The Sen­ate passed a Republican-​authored bud­get plan early on Fri­day that seeks $5.1 tril­lion in domes­tic spend­ing cuts over 10 years while boost­ing mil­i­tary funding.

This is a dou­ble whammy not only do we get cuts rather than an increase but we get a huge con­trast with the Harry Reid Era:

The House passed its bud­get res­o­lu­tion on Wednes­day after a sim­i­lar process of debate and amend­ment. Some jour­nal­ists might be unfa­mil­iar with this process after six years of Demo­c­ra­tic Party grand­stand­ing under the cat­a­clysmic lead­er­ship of Harry Reid, but this is called “reg­u­lar order” bud­get­ing. Reid’s deci­sion to aban­don that process was what led to sev­eral years of bud­get­ing by brinks­man­ship, “fis­cal cliffs,” debt-​ceiling stand­offs, and the like.

Reid just announced his retire­ment, I won­der if he didn’t want to deal with the ads that would prac­ti­cally write themselves?

To be sure we likely need a lot more bud­get respon­si­bil­ity that this pack­age pro­duced and that’s why some peo­ple like Rand Paul voted “No” but if you are my age and lived through decades of unfet­tered Demo­c­rat power in con­gress that peo­ple under 40 might not remem­ber the con­cept con­gress of cut­ting the bud­get, even slightly is a huge deal.

Now granted we need a lot more cuts and we will need strong con­ser­v­a­tive to keep them hon­est but in the end this bud­get res­o­lu­tion means the GOP is capa­ble of , at least slowly mov­ing our finan­cial house in the direc­tion it should be in.

That’s a good sign and the lead­er­ship deserves credit for get­ting it done.

As everyone knows I’ve not been very shy about calling out the Establishment GOP, John Boehner or Mitch McConnell over their actions to confound conservatives.

So when they do something right it’s only fair that I give them kudos:

The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.

This is a double whammy not only do we get cuts rather than an increase but we get a huge contrast with the Harry Reid Era:

The House passed its budget resolution on Wednesday after a similar process of debate and amendment. Some journalists might be unfamiliar with this process after six years of Democratic Party grandstanding under the cataclysmic leadership of Harry Reid, but this is called “regular order” budgeting. Reid’s decision to abandon that process was what led to several years of budgeting by brinksmanship, “fiscal cliffs,” debt-ceiling standoffs, and the like.

Reid just announced his retirement, I wonder if he didn’t want to deal with the ads that would practically write themselves?

To be sure we likely need a lot more budget responsibility that this package produced and that’s why some people like Rand Paul voted “No” but if you are my age and lived through decades of unfettered Democrat power in congress that people under 40 might not remember the concept congress of cutting the budget,  even slightly is a huge deal.

Now granted we need a lot more cuts and we will need strong conservative to keep them honest but in the end this budget resolution means the GOP is capable of , at least slowly moving our financial house in the direction it should be in.

That’s a good sign and the leadership deserves credit for getting it done.