Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. – Will Rogers
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This week’s topics include Marco Rubio, unemployment, towing, House budget deal, this column, the NBA, Amanda Curtis, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Kansas City Royals, and much more!
Late Monday evening, I happened to catch the story from The Hill about senior White House officials and congressional leaders striking a deal to raise the debt limit and set the federal budget for the next two years.
We’ll see how this “deal” works out. These are not really “deals.” What they do is give everyone enough stuff they want so they can get enough votes to pass it. Then it’s out of sight so they can work on what’s most important: The next election.
It will also give them more time to impeach the head of the IRS – because who doesn’t want to stick it to the IRS – it’s a good way to raise money and get more votes!
The “next” election is where they promise to stop doing things like they just did if we send enough of their like-minded people to Washington to fight.