Limping Along, Fed Style
Sunday, December 17, 2006 :::
The GOP left DC without passing all the appropriations bills necessary to give the bureaucracy all it wanted in the new fiscal year. The incoming Democratic majority looks like it will not re-open debate, opting instead for an additional CR that will force the Feds to limp along at last year's spending levels.
Some are distraught, but mostly because their earmarks won't be funded. Others are angry, primarily appropriators who blame Bill Frist for failing to bring their bills to a vote.
But the sun will still rise. The Social Security checks will still get mailed. And, somehow, the nation will endure. Fancy that.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 12/17/2006