Courtesy of Daily Kos:
John Boehner gets to leave the U.S. House of Representatives having accomplished something besides turning the institution over to a bunch of crazy ideologues: He’s bucking those same ideologues with a budget deal that will make the next speaker’s job easier—for a couple of years, anyway. The deal struck between Boehner, Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, and the White House will set funding levels for the government into 2017 as well as raise the debt ceiling until March 2017. That means the new speaker, almost assuredly Paul Ryan, won’t have to work around the nihilists during an election year…
The package is scheduled to go to the House floor on Wednesday and to the Senate immediately after, probably for a Thursday vote. It’s not likely there will be enough of a Republican revolt to derail it, Ryan’s feeble protestations notwithstanding.
Wow, so Boehner was finally able to do his job, because at this stage he has got nothing to lose. He doesn’t have to put up with the crazies anymore or worry about re-election, and he must have been a little worried about his legacy.The Freedom Caucus will be livid about this, but it sounds like very good news for the US.
I suppose though that this will give the lunatics more time to concentrate on Benghazi, Planned Parenthood and repealing Obamacare. Sigh.