I awoke this morning after a decent night’s sleep, although many of my fellow free-market conservatives tossed and turned over President Donald J. Trump’s “deal with the Dems.”

The Right’s insomnia over this matter seems excessive and misdirected.

Trump on Wednesday agreed to the proposal of House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) to increase the national-debt limit for three months, and attach that to emergency aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey. But just days earlier, conservatives had been wringing their hands in fear that Schumer would turn the debt ceiling into the Democrats’ newest set of brass knuckles.

If not for the high-profile urgency of, in essence, stapling the debt limit to Harvey assistance, the pressing need to re-charge Uncle Sam’s credit card would have given Schumer a fresh way to beat up Republicans. Absent Harvey, Schumer and his band of toughs would have kidnapped the debt limit in exchange for something else, perhaps “DACA or death!” Instead, the debt-limit increase slid through, behind Harvey’s shield, with no last-minute hostage drama.

Interesting Read…

See Also:

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(2) Stephen Bannon calls himself a ‘street fighter’ still ready to support Trump

(3) Wilbur Ross: Trump Is Right About NAFTA, CEOs Wrong to Quit President’s Councils

(4) Report: Manafort Notes from Trump Jr. Russia Meeting ‘Not Seen as Damaging’

(5) President Trump’s Accomplishments During His First 6 Months

(6) WH Spox: Trump Is Committed to Moving Legislation— He’s Happy to Have Dems Be Part of That

(7) Kentucky Could Become First Abortion-Free State

(8) 20 States Ask Supreme Court to Release Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood


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