Senator Bunning and "Passing the Buck"

I don't have much time to elaborate on my thoughts on Senator Bunning's filibuster in the Senate this week, and its eventual resolution, but I ask you this: this was a one-month extension; given the current political situation, do we honestly believe this to be fixed with a long-term resolution w/in the next month?

I, myself, do not anticipate us doing so, so does that not lead us to another "emergency" extension this time, next month? If so, doesn't Bunning's filibuster have some merit? Isn't it somewhat hypocritical of the Democrats to say, on the one hand, that we need a pay-as-you-go system, and then outright ignore the decree a few days later?

This isn't to say I don't think we needed to pass this resolution - we absolutely did. But, where do we draw the line? How do we reconcile large-sweeping changes such as pay-as-you-go legislation within a hyper-politicized environment?


  1. Before I get to the content of this thing, just look at the front page images on FIWK real quick - two attractive women on the bottom, followed by two old, crispy, bespectacled white dudes. What is wrong with us?