Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Ryanocracy

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This rule change has immediate, far-reaching implications. It means that by voting to adopt the proposed new rules on January 5, a vote on which party discipline will be strictly enforced, the House could effectively be adopting a budget resolution and limits for appropriations bills that it has never even seen, much less debated and had an opportunity to amend. (There is no requirement for Representative Ryan to make his proposed spending and revenue limits available to Members or the public before the vote on the new rules.)…Once Rep. Ryan places in the Congressional Record discretionary funding limits set at the [2008] level, they will become binding on the House, and any attempt to provide funding levels that allow for less severe cuts will be out of order.

So apparently Paul Ryan runs the country now. Happy New Year. Via Benen.

Written by gerrycanavan

December 31, 2010 at 6:08 pm

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  1. But I thought the GOP was virulently opposed to tyranny and dictatorship.

    Pete

    December 31, 2010 at 10:44 pm


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