Monday, April 24, 2017
Even With Republicans in Charge, Upcoming Budget Battle Looks Grim
And so it begins. The GOP surrender in the budget battle.
Despite all the campaign promises to “rein in government” and “get the country’s fiscal house in order,” the groundwork is already being laid by Republican lawmakers to explain why they just aren’t going to be able to put the brakes on spending after all.
Unless Congress passes a budget by the last week of April, just four days after they return from a two-week recess, funds for the federal government will officially run out.
Such looming deadlines are almost always bad news for taxpayers as members of both political parties usually decide the only path forward is to spend more money. That is one of the main reasons America is currently $19.9 trillion in debt and counting.