Before the next President is even sworn in, the Democrats are already pushing the limits of their power. For example, they are rewriting House rules...
Originally posted at Jumping in Pools.
Gone are term limits for committee chairmen, a big comeback for seniority over merit. Cost containment measures on Medicare, one of the fastest growing programs, are simply suspended for this Congress.
Tax increases now will be easier to pass, because opponents will not be allowed to offer a simple motion to strike any increase without making up for the "lost revenue." In addition, tax cuts are made more difficult, because they cannot be offset with spending cuts. The new rules will mean that the only way to push for a tax cut will be to propose a tax increase elsewhere.
That didn't take long, did it? Not only that, but they are attempting to reduce the power of the already small Republican minority.