Congress just passed — and President Biden just signed — the latest short-term government funding bill to keep the government running.
The bill, which essentially provides a nudge until later, ensures that taxpayers will continue to pay for big government until January. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Washington, said: “…avoiding a (government) shutdown is very far from mission accomplished. We have a lot of work to do once the dust fall and before the next closure expires. at the top.”
In the past, this false government shutdown scenario involved preserving all current spending while adding new debt. It is unlikely that this time it will be much different.
Because this “work” is unlikely to include reforming Social Security and Medicare – the main drivers of the debt – fiscally conservative Republicans should focus on other spending to shaming profligate spendthrifts (which sadly includes too many Republicans) and informing voters that their tax dollars and borrowed money are being wasted.