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The Governor sent his budget over to the Senate.

 
And as Rodney Dangerfield used to say, He got no respect. It was DOA.
 
The Senate sent its budget over to the House.
 
And it got no respect either. DOA, again.
 
The House sent its budget to the Senate.
 
And met the same fate.
 
Then, just when things looked bleak, House Speaker Thom Tillis, an optimist, announced anyone who “reports there’s a big gap between the House and the Senate isn’t paying attention” and sent another, abridged, budget to the Senate.
 
He got even less respect than the Governor.
 
The old Bull Mooses declared his budget was a “gimmick” – and went home for a long weekend.

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2 comments on “Dangerous Terrain for an Optimist

  1. Anonymous says:

    So, what’s actually happening here? My take is that it’s “politics-as-usual”….it’s all about which one of those three entities (House, Senate or the Guv) will get credit for the budget and for getting-r-done.

    Once it becomes obvious that neither of them will give in or accept any other budget except their own, they’ll do a serious sit-down and work it out and all will be solved….and we’ll get a budget. North Carolina doesn’t have the luxury of just operating under a budget “continuing resolution” like the Fed does. So, we’ll get a budget with things in it everyone can agree on and the things not in it people wanted will be seen as opportunities to get done in future budgets. Isn’t that how it usually works?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Power struggles. Wow. I guess the short time we are here on earth, some have to try and get all that temporary power they can gather. Can’t take it with them.

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