Thursday, March 26, 2009

Budget Reconciliation Maneuver

David Schuster runs one of his "hypocrisy watch" segments, this time singling out Republicans who criticize the White House for considering passing parts of its agenda through the less restrictive "budget reconciliation process" which is not subject to the minority filibuster. The problem? Republicans used this very maneuver to pass Bush's budget busting tax cuts in 2001 and again 2003, as well as to open ANWR to oil drilling in 2005.

Kudos to Schuster for pointing this out. I suspect that we're going to hear more commentators making this same point in the not too distant future.

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