Two bills — each an attempt to head off the so-called “Sequester” — could make it to the Senate floor today … in vain. Neither has a chance to pass. The Democrats’ version is somewhat promising; the Republicans’ borders on unconstitutional.
What’s promising? The Democrats’ version offers sharp cuts in farm subsidies.
What’s borderline unconstitutional? The Republicans’ version preserves the entire $85Billion in cuts, but assigns the duty of deciding what to cut to the President. That’s shirking the constitutional duty assigned to them in Article I.
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