Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.
Both of Colorado’s senators backed a compromise bill to prevent a government default — with some regrets.
It felt like a good ending to a July Hollywood movie blockbuster. And like any good summer blockbuster, it all but guaranteed us a sequel. The details of the big agreement set the stage for round two to be played out in just a few months.
With the deadline rapidly approaching, the debt talks are the hot topic of discussion at the Western Conservative Summit Meeting in Denver.
Congressmen and senators representing Colorado at the U.S. Capitol are talking about the ongoing debt debate as the deadline quickly approaches on reaching the debt ceiling.
If I seem a bit cynical, it’s because I am experiencing an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. Is it just me, or does it seem that every set of negotiations between the White House and Congress over a major issue always comes down to some fabricated deadline?
A local economist from the University of Denver weighs in on the debt debate as the deadline looms closer for congress to raise the debt ceiling.
But, even though I believe the plan has practical flaws, I think most of McConnell’s GOP colleagues are being short-sighted about the political advantages of McConnell’s plan. Frankly, it’s one of the more Machiavellian ideas to come out of Washington in a while.
We’ll be marketed to believe that Republicans are gambling with our future by playing political games with our debt, or that Republicans are finally drawing a line in the sand on spending and are the only party brave enough to pull our country from the precipice of financial disaster. Which is the truth? As with all marketing campaigns, it’s somewhere in between.