Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Does It Matter?
Yeah the President submitted a budget, and yeah it sucks. Cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, education and Head Start, and fails to fund the Pell grants he *just proposed*. But Democrats are in the majority now, so who cares? We don't have to start the budget process with his foolishness. Of course, when he ponders vetoing the budget, he'll claim that his budget had a lower deficit blah blah blah and we'll all know it was just a sham. But this time I'd prefer not wringing a single hand over his nonsense budget proposal.

We don't have a veto-proof (or even a filibuster-proof) majority in either house but we do have majorities. Let's start with that. Apart from the power to shut down the government with budget vetoes, the President is officially irrelevant.

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