38 House members stand up for compromise
America, we have a problem. Federal budget deficits are running a trillion dollars a year and the federal debt is more than 15-and-a-half trillion. Recently the United States House of Representatives did nothing. Democrats offered a budget that got no Republican votes. Republicans passed a budget with no Democratic votes, and the plan will fail in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Meanwhile, 38 House members … 22 Democrats and 16 Republicans … proposed a budget based on the proposal from President Obama’s fiscal commission in 2010. It contained a combination of tax increases and entitlement cuts, which “every non-partisan budget expert and every realistic politician in Washington knows Congress will have to go to (to) solve the budget problem”, writes U-S-A Today.
The proposal failed, 382 to 38. No Kansas House member voted for the compromise.
House Budget chairman Paul Ryan said the plan was flawed because it left the health care overhaul untouched.
Now, what was that Congress approval rating again?
Our thought for today is from Albert Einstein:
“The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”