2010 marks a new first: For the first time since the 1970s when the new budget rules went in to effect, there will be no budget resolution in the House of Representatives (what do you know, there is an election in November and the electorate's mood is pretty sour!).
Democrat majority is set to "deem" an enforcement resolution as passed which means they'll say it passed without voting on anything. This would allow appropriations committees to begin their spending processes without an actual budget, in other words let the porking up of federal spending continue at full speed!
This type of abdication of responsibility is, well, unprecedented (in Obama's favorite word).
You may recall that the Democrats were considering "deeming" the health care reform bill into existence as well - that is, until the public outcry made it too expensive politically to do so. So, with the buying of the critical few votes necessary, they were able to pass the legislation for which they will be paying a dear price at the polls come fall.
That was then, this is now. In politics, a few months is a lifetime. The little political cover Democrats thought they had in passing the healthcare reform bill that nearly two thirds of the public now rejects, is not present when it comes to deficit spending (as of now public enemy no.1) The political calculation has changed to the point that I am not so sure the Democrats are worried anymore about any of their actions being too "politically expensive".
They simply overreach until We the People squeal, retreat a little and call it compromise. They're like children who constantly test the boundaries of behavior for no reason other than to establish what they can get away with. And let there be no misunderstanding; they will attempt to get away with anything We the People permit.
Hey, on the lighter side, maybe this "deeming" things passed isn't so bad. I mean, this stuff has potential. Think of the possibilities.
Republicans regain control of both houses in Nov. and just deem Obama impeached, and remove him from office?
They can then deem Biden, Reid, Pelosi impeached, and remove them from office and congress as well (if any of them get re-elected, that is).
What about Holder? Deemed incompetent. Done!
All the czars? Deemed illegal. Done! Socialism? Deemed a crime against humanity. Done!
I think I'm getting the hang of this.