While the Democrats continue to compromise and capitulate, Eric Cantor and the Republicans aren’t negotiating. No more continuing resolutions — they want their cuts or the government will shut down.
“I mean I want to see a long term CR here. We’ve got bigger things to deal with. Time is up here,” Cantor said. “A short-term CR without long-term commitment is unacceptable.”
To translate — Congress will not pass a stopgap again unless there’s an agreement in place for a solution that funds the government through September.
So, fine, there are going to be budget cuts. But the Democrats can either minimize those cuts or they can give Cantor what he wants. The Republicans will win this — and, in a way, they already have. They’re getting their spending cuts. It’s just a matter of how much. And who will lose? Everyone else.