Tuesday, June 09, 2015
My Way News - Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions
It creates crisis after crises, and each one presents an opportunity to exercise leverage, call in a favor, get attention, and so many other things...
On the apnews.myway.com website Alan Fram tells us about this:
"The two-month rescue of the highway trust fund is Congress' 33rd short-term patch of that program since 2008, the Transportation Department says. Lawmakers have approved another 101 measures temporarily keeping federal agencies open since it last completed all its spending bills on time in 1997, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.
Lawmakers have also used short extensions to address expiring tax breaks, avoid federal defaults and keep agriculture and other programs from grinding to a halt, frustrating government agencies craving stability."