Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Budget Deal Better Than it Might Seem at First Glance

I have been in a bit of a war with some facebook friends who are pissed that Speaker Boenher didn't hold out for $100 billion in cuts from the budget that was promised and while I agree that $38 billion is a rather paltry sum in a trillion dollar budget there are some intangibles to the deal that makes it much better.

Healthcare BS makes the case for me:

First, the cuts were actually deeper than those Boehner had originally proposed. That’s not a bad thing. But the deal also includes a number of features that our friends in the “news” media neglected to mention:

The agreement reached with Senate Democrats guarantees a Senate debate and vote on legislation that would repeal President Obama’s government takeover of health care in its entirety.

A Senate debate and a vote on ObamaCare debate would never have happened without this deal. And Boehner’s deal will also require variety of ObamaCare audits, not the least being:

A full audit of all the waivers that the Obama Administration has given to firms and organizations—including unions—who can’t meet the new annual coverage limits.

This is a much bigger thing than most realize. As I pointed out in my most recent column for the American Spectator, these waivers are in some ways more dangerous than the individual mandate.

So, the budget deal will shine some sunlight on the corruption that underlies the ObamaCare waivers and force the Senate Democrats to go on record as supporting a health care law the voters want repealed.

Not a bad day’s work, Speaker Boehner.

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