Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Unprecedented Disrespect"

"It is his final budget blueprint, his last chance to put his vision for the future in front of voters and Congress, but Republicans will not even pretend to give President Obama's last budget plan any serious consideration, a brush off that upends decades of decorum on Capitol Hill.
"For more than four decades, congressional leaders have invited the President's budget director to Capitol Hill to– at the very least– ceremoniously testify about the proposed vision, but this year, Obama's budget director Shaun Donovan was stiffed."

Lauren Fox at Talking Points Memo reports on a decision that epitomizes congressional Republicans during the past seven years.

And Russell Berman The Atlantic writes how Illinois Republicans illustrate the problem. 

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