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Signs of Intelligent Life
in the House

Powerline, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:Ruhn, 2/21/2013 12:13:36 PM

I have it on excellent authority that, with the sequester looming, House Republicans will pass a bill to provide the various federal departments and agencies with the power to prioritize where cuts go in each organization. The total amount of cuts within a department or agency would be the same, but the cuts could be made on a more rational basis. (snip) It has two virtues. From a policy standpoint, it will improve the sequester (if that’s what we end up with) by making it less of a blunt instrument. From a political standpoint, it improves the Republicans position.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 2/21/2013 12:21:58 PM     (No. 9188970)

This is a good idea, therefor the Senate will refuse to consider it, and not risk having to agree with the House GOP.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/21/2013 12:38:33 PM     (No. 9189020)

Sounds like an intelligent plan but will be rejected by the WH because intelligence is a threat to them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 2/21/2013 12:41:03 PM     (No. 9189027)

Hmmph, sounds good on paper. But, having been snookered by the pubs 2,345 times in the past, I have a feeling that the pomy under the pile of manure is just---more manure. We will see, sigh, once again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StephaniePlum, 2/21/2013 1:03:51 PM     (No. 9189083)

This approach was discussed in-depth yesterday on Bret Baier´s Special Report. Was so rational and made so much sense. Everyone agreed that this could be done TODAY, all the President has to do is authorize prioritizing sequestration cuts.

Please, please Repubs, at least propose this option. When the Dems demagogue it, trash it and threaten to vote against it, the argument will be out there for anyone who is interested in listening. We´ve got to speak up with our ideas even if it is apparent they will be attacked and defeated. Please please don´t fold on this one !
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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/21/2013 1:27:33 PM     (No. 9189147)

Well, it´s certainly a good sign that new ideas are being proposed. The devil is ALWAYS in the details, however. Best to reserve judgement until more is known.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 2/21/2013 1:29:28 PM     (No. 9189149)

Another step in the Kabuki dance. The Pubbies should do it - even if the Dems will find a way to block it´s impact. This whole game is setting up for the next act in the Kabuki play: the continuing resolution (CR). The sequester will have little real impact other than to provide a Chicken Little moment for the Dems. The CR, however, will have real teeth. Blocking any more CRs will force a genuine budget to be negotiated and passed. All parties, including the House Pubs, will have a real say. No budget? No funds. None. Agencies will shut down - including the EPA and the IRS. Let the government shut down focus public attention in laser-like fashion and generate some political heat. Clinton would not have ended his administration with welfare reform and budget surpluses had Gingrich not first shut down the government. The liberals and RINOs only remind us of the political cost of the shutdown, and ignore the good it did for the country. Time to do it again. Country before party. If the Pubs don´t have the will to do it, then they´re only a deflection and dissipation of the political energy needed to save the Republic. If they won´t apply real pressure, then they need to be replaced with new representatives of the conservative position. Representatives in a new political party not bound by prior gentlemen´s agreements and consent decrees.

Shut ´er down. Make the Emperor feel some real heat.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 2/21/2013 2:28:29 PM     (No. 9189291)

What ?
Somebody found a stray cat ?

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