Budget Deal to Get Complex, I Get Nervous

Posted on June 11, 2011


Budget Deal to Get Complex as Cuts Are Decided – NYTimes.com. I think anyone who is in favor of fair cuts and true reform should be a little nervous after what we saw earlier in the year:

“That was about numbers,” Senator Kent Conrad, a North Dakota Democrat who is the chairman of the Budget Committee, said of the earlier agreement that averted a government shutdown. “This is about policy.”…

Given the inability of the divided Congress to pass much legislation this year, it seems a lot to ask lawmakers to suddenly come up with potentially groundbreaking bills on issues they have struggled with for years.

Who’s ready for the ride?