Limbo

I’d guess that I may be one of the few members of the liberal blogosphere who spend the day hitting the refresh button on my computer trying to get the latest news on the Budget Reconciliation process rather than on Fitzmas.

I’ve spent a good chunk of the last three years of my life working on welfare reauthorization, and suddenly I have no idea what the heck is happening.  The Senate has not included it in its reconciliation package.  The House does seem to be including it, and has left the TANF block grant mostly alone, but is trying to take a great big chunk of money out of child support enforcement.  Whatever happens, it’s likely to be the result of some deal cut at 2 in the morning, and no one in Congress is going to have a chance to read the bill before they have to vote on it.  And then the Republicans are going to turn around and try to pass more tax cuts.

Yup, we’re making sausages now.

2 Responses to “Limbo”

  1. landismom Says:

    This might be the scariest thing I’ve seen online all week.

  2. magikmama Says:

    You’re not the only one.

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