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    America, We Have a Deal

     

    House  Budget Committee Chairman Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate  Finance Committee Chairwoman Democratic Senator Patty Murray of  Washington announced a few minutes ago that the Congressional Conference  Committee has reached a compromise and produced a bipartisan budget  deal for the remainder of fiscal year 2014 and into 2015 which will, if  passed by both chambers, avert another government shutdown.

    America, we have a deal.

    As a fiscal conservative is this a perfect budget? Absolutely not, it still leaves much to be desired.

    As  a fiscal liberal is this an ideal financial plan? Absolutely not, there  is too much cutting and not enough revenue enhancement.

    No  one is getting everything wanted. But for Americans, both the man and  woman on the street and for business, small and large, the certainty of  having in place a real budget brings a certain confidence and peace of  mind.

    The  uncertainty of whether the Congress would continue to lurch from crisis  to crisis has been put to rest at least until after 2014 and the  Mid-Term Elections. That certainty that government will function as it  should with a specified spending and reduction in spending policy laid  out in writing and controlled by the Legislative Branch, rather than  left up to bureaucrats in the Executive Branch, will be a boost to the  economy, in my opinion.

    To  think that a conference committee made up by members from both chambers  and from both parties could find a way to come together for the greater  good in the current political climate is in itself a miracle. Now is  not the time to stop the common sense coming together, but rather a time  to build on these elected officials finding a way to work together.

    From  the Cornfield, I call on legislators in both the House of  Representatives and in the Senate to vote, "Aye", to this compromise  plan.

    It  is time to put aside the rancor and digging in for the sake of digging  in and do what is best for the nation - not an ideology nor for a party.

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