Imagine if you and I were arguing about something. There are...say...three main points. On points A and B, we completely agree. On point C, we disagree. Again, WE ALREADY AGREE on points A and B. We disgree on C, and I respect your opinion. Hopefully, you respect my point of view as well. Now here's my proposal: Why don't we just move forward on A and B? WHY DON'T WE MOVE FORWARD ON THE ISSUES WE ALREADY AGREE ON? For the record, yes, I am talking about the Fiscal Cliff. This is just getting ridiculous... (I'm sure there's more to it than I realize. I humbly request your opinion.)
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I feared as much. But doesn't that imply that once this is done, it can never be revisited again? Couldn't it just be, "Here's A. Here's B."
Then a few months later. (Or days.)
"Alright, we realllllly gotta talk about C again, guys."
Haha the way it works now, no.
Say a Democrat budget bill has an increase in medicaid spending, and a Republican budget bill does not. Now all of medicaid spending is held up because they need to determine what the spending will be.
"Now all of medicaid spending is held up because..."