This is just scary that people think this….
The constant badgering of the media by President Donald Trump as “the enemy of the people” appears to have taken root within the Republican party if a recent Ipsos survey is accurate. The new public opinion survey found that 43 percent of self-identified Republicans said that they believed “the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.” Such a power would eviscerate the core protection of a free press in our system and fundamentally alter our constitutional guarantees.
Republicans in Washington have often embraced the idea of fiscal responsibility, and sought to cast themselves as the party of choice for anyone who cares about sound budgeting. This was particularly true during the Obama era, which saw dramatic increases in debt and deficits.
House Republicans passed a budget resolution yesterday, taking an early first step towards overhauling the nation’s tax code. But the larger effort is already starting to look like it is in trouble. A group of senior Republicans released a reform framework last week, but left out many key details that will have to be included in any plan.
Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, “At least he gets things done!” And it was exasperation with a dithering GOP Congress , which had failed to enact his or its own agenda, that caused Trump to pull the job of raising the debt ceiling away from Republican contractors Ryan & McConnell, and give it to Pelosi & Schumer.
In a note released on Monday commenting on the looming US debt ceiling showdown and the growing threat of a government shutdown and technical default by the US, Compass Point analyst Isaac Boltansky said he is becoming increasingly concerned that fall deadlines for federal government funding and the debt ceiling will prove tougher than the market currently expects, resulting in ” markets roiled heading into 4Q and Fed’s policy normalization trajectory facing complications.” He adds that the increasingly fragmented legislative landscape may be set to “transition from inaction to dysfunction”, citing such factors as: Lawmakers return in Sept. with no clear strategy GOP leaders will likely be forced to rely on sizable contingents of Democrats Current spending caps for FY2018 are “despised” by both Democrats, Republicans, but for wholly different reasons White House’s position remains unclear as Treasury Sec.
With the Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and the Presidency, this would prove the complete incompetence and inability of the Republicans to govern. They would deserve to cease as a party if this happens.