A growing swath of conservatives apparently thinks that states can seize control of all federal healthcare spending just by banding together and getting Congress to agree. They also apparently believe that states can require taxes to be paid only in gold or silver bullion. What’s next? Now they believe that the House can pass its own budget, H.R. 1, without agreement from either the Senate or the president:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said at a press conference that Republicans would consider the Government Shutdown Prevention Act on Friday. The bill would make H.R. 1 law if the Senate fails to pass a measure “before April 6” to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.
….“We’re serious. We want to take care of this problem so we can get on about the business of this nation and get Americans back to work,” Cantor said.
By Republican standards, I guess this actually does count as serious. But that says more about modern Republican standards than it does about the meaning of the word “serious.”