Bipartisan Budget

Bipartisan Budget
In what many consider a good first step toward avoidance of another government shutdown, Congressional Members have agreed upon a bipartisan budget. House Republican Paul Ryan and Senate Democrat Patty Murray have reached a compromise that will provide a budget through the 2015 fiscal year.  The Washington Post reports that:  “spending for the Pentagon and other federal agencies would be set at $1.012 trillion for fiscal 2014, midway between the $1.058 trillion sought by Democrats and the $967 billion championed by Republicans. The Pentagon would get a $2 billion increase over last year, while domestic agencies would get a $22 billion bump, clearing space for administration priorities such as fresh investments in education and infrastructure.” While many are relieved to see both sides of the aisle talking, they still question the ability of our country to spend so much money.

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