sleroi Wrote:
Jan 23, 2013 2:17 PM
What a joke. If you read the bill, it states that they constitutionally cannot not pay themselves. The money will go into an escrow account and be paid retroactively once a budget is passed, or if no budget is passed it must be paid by the last day of the congress. And also, they didn't raise the debt ceiling, they suspended it, so technically their is no limit. How is the Senate supposed to budget if they don't know what their limit is? The Assumption is that the limit will revert back to its current level, which we will have already surpassed. So the Senate merely has to pass a budget by April 15th and then hold it in reconciliation until May 19th, and then we end up exactly where we were before the vote today.