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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-11 05:12 PM
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11. It seems an abandonment of constitutional responsibilities
After all, revenue measures are supposed to originate in the House, and this committee will be proposing unamendable revenue measures which will trigger automatic revenue consequences if not adopted. It's a very convenient way of dodging responsibility for draconian cuts, as well as an open (and irresistible?) invitation to some Members to avoid taking any action at all as a way to axe spending.

Considering that the House just adjourned without reinstating funding for the FAA, and all that that deliberate blunder will cost the nation and the flying public, I fully expect these vipers to subvert the usual budget process secure in the knowledge that there will be no electoral repercussions.

I suppose a Writ of Mandamus could sort this out.
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