Monday, July 09, 2007
Three weeks ago, I told you about the possibility of a budget fight between the White House and Congress, or more correctly between the White House and Congressional Democrats. The absolute numbers that is being contested doesn't make that much of a difference, -$23 billion out of a $2.9 trillion budget- , but as this story reports, both Republicans and Democrats have a interest in creating a fight. Republicans in order silence criticism from libertarians and small government conservatives that they have increased spending too much. Democrats in order to convince core supporters that their election victory made a victory. This could possibly mean a repeat of the 1995 partial shutdown of the federal government.