It only took two losses for the White House, a retreat, and a group of pollsters to convince the Republicans in Congress the majority of the voters didn’t like the way they were doing business. Really?
During a week-end retreat last week meeting with Republican pollsters Republican members of Congress were told polling indicated trying to block raising the debt limit and threatening to shut down the government and risk sending the economy in the toilet was not favorable to the public and was hurting their image among voters. Really?
So today the die-hard Republican members of Congress will pass legislation to extend the debt limit for 3 months and have pledged to pass a permanent bill or not be paid their salaries; money would be put in an escrow account until a permanent debt limit bill is passed.
Republicans state there other fights they can engage in including the Democrat Senate’s failure to pass a budget bill the past 4 years.
Gosh, I could have saved the Republicans plenty of money telling them the same things the pollsters did. Americans are willing to see cut backs if we can get the arguing over with and concentrate on rebuilding the economy. Simply economics.