With the Treasury Department warning that it could run out of money to pay national obligations within a day, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday evening, 81 to 18, to approve a proposal hammered out by the chamber’s Republican and Democratic leaders after the House on Tuesday was unable to move forward with any resolution. The House followed suit a few hours later, voting 285 to 144, to approve the Senate plan, which would finance the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt limit through Feb. 7.
Meet the next budget negotiation, same as the this budget negotiation, though. For once, William Galston is probably right:
It’s hard to see how the U.S. can govern itself unless corporate America pushes the Republican establishment to fight back against the tea party—or switches sides.
Keep fighting. Remember: doesn’t matter who the president is — Obama, O’Malley, Warren Clinton — these crazy bastards have the power to flush the country down the toilet under our current system. It only stops when we become a supermajority.