Doing something — just about anything beyond recognizing the delights of apple pie (motherhood is probably no longer safe) — would require them to take an unacceptable political risk.

I have some hope that beginning next year they will no longer own the Senate and that then some sort of a budget may be passed.

The Arizona Conservative

By the Family Research Council …

Psychologists have a term for people who are terrified of working: ergophobia. And right now, it appears that Senate Democrats have a mean case of it. Moments before the chamber engaged in what appeared to be actual governing, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called it off. Just as Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) was piecing together a plan for fiscal year 2013, his party pulled the plug on the debate that had been scheduled for this week. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) didn’t know the plan had been scrapped until he was at his desk writing amendments to Conrad’s budget. That’s when he saw Sen. Reid on television declaring that the mark-up had been cancelled. He was followed by the Budget Chairman himself, who had the unenviable job of disavowing a process that he initiated. “This is the wrong time to vote on the floor,” Sen…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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  1. They might be able to get a congressional majority for that, provided that they could continue to receive their salaries, perks and future pay increases. It would probably have to be in the form of a last minute and therefore unnoticed amendment to a national recognition of a National Apple Pie Day or of a Puppy Dogs Are Cute Day bill, but even those might be too contentious.

    Maybe it could be done administratively. President Obama is good at that.

  2. Why don’t we just put them on unemployment? The Senate is as close to self-unemployed I’ve ever seen.

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