I guess Republicans aren’t dead yet politically. At least in Kansas they’re not. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius rolled over and signed the budget, allowing Kansas to be able to meet payroll and pay out tax refunds. It seems the “political games” (her words) were basically being played by her, and she lost (2/18, A-1, “Kansas budget standoff settled; Gov. Sebelius agrees to Republican-backed $300 million in cuts, but lessens sting to schools”).
In Kansas it’s fairly clear: If you borrow a ton of money for your budget, you have to pay it back. And the Republican leadership actually had the audacity to want to do it this year, as the law calls for. And if that’s the case, you have to have actual money to do that.
People across the country should look at this example of what should be happening at the federal level, because our current president doesn’t have this conservative legislature to balance his out-of-control spending and borrowing.