House Republicans have passed two alternatives to the sequester cuts, which the POS in the White House threatens to veto. At the same time, the Republican eunuchs in the Senate have refused to consider either of the House measures.
Politico reports that Senate Repubs are now taking one step further in their wimpy eunuchness — they are circulating a draft bill that cedes power to Obama to make spending cuts. Politico’s Manu Raju and David Rogers write:
Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8.
The five-page document, which has the tacit support of Senate GOP leaders, represents a remarkable shift for the party. Having railed against Senate Democrats for not passing a budget, Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional “power of the purse” for the last seven months of this fiscal year.