With talk of budget deal gimmicks swirling on Capitol Hill about the late-night budget deal reached last Friday that averted a government shutdown, some are saying that the deal is not as good as advertised.
The Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), has announced his opposition to the deal (amongst other conservatives also opposing):
“I thank the Republican leadership for their efforts to cut spending and rein in Washington. In January, the RSC launched an effort to cut a full $100 billion from President Obama’s budget, and nearly every Republican voted in favor of making those fiscally-responsible cuts. By contrast, the tax-and-spend Democrats failed to pass their own budget last year, failed to take action on our spending plan this year, and never came up with a plan of their own.”
“While I respect that some of my Republican colleagues will ultimately support this spending deal, I believe voters are asking us to set our sights higher. The debate is now turning to next year’s budget and the debt ceiling, both of which offer real opportunities to chart a better future than the one toward which the country is currently headed. Making a real impact will require the discipline to do the right thing even when it’s the hard thing. Americans want us to reach higher, act bolder, and remember the job we were sent here to do.”