Republicans are not about reality. They're about sales pitches - and fever pitches.
It turns out the six-month spending bill Congress passed in April increased discretionary outlays through the remainder of the fiscal year by a bit over $3 billion. In other words, total direct spending will be higher by the end of September than if Congress had just set spending on autopilot for the remainder of the fiscal year back in April.and:
Republicans got done in a 10 year time-frame a bit more than they hoped to accomplished by September.Repeat after me:
- You can't trust Republican facts.
- You can't trust Republican analysis.
- You can't trust Republican good faith.
(h/t Tom Levenson)