Senate assumed to go along. So, no drama, after the botched government shutdown this fall.
Could be because of this...
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45010The federal budget deficit has fallen sharply during the past few years, and it is on a path to decline further this year and next year. CBO estimates that under current law, the deficit will total $514 billion in fiscal year 2014, compared with $1.4 trillion in 2009.
At that level, this year’s deficit would equal 3.0 percent of the nation’s economic output, or gross domestic product (GDP)—close to the average percentage of GDP seen during the past 40 years.
In addition, despite some weak jobs numbers, the Fed continues to withdraw stimulus citing underlying strength.
Hard to sell Armageddon in an economy that keeps chugging along and a health plan that is being implemented and an Afghanistan withdrawal that is being carried out with or without Karzai.
It's a long way from Congressional elections, but the thought that Republicans are driving the message gives me a bit of a chuckle. Everything they said would be a disaster isn't, everything they swore they'd stop they didn't and the issues that will drive the election, such as immigration, do not make them look good or united.