[Guest post by DRJ]
From Mark Knoller’s Twitter feed:
“# @jrcopper It’s a presidential event. Comes out of taxpayer funds.
# The WH argued that the unemployment benefits bill was emergency legislation and so was exempt from Pay As You Go requirements.
# It comes a day after the WH demonized Sen. Bunning for trying to apply Pay As You Go to the unemployment benefits extension bill.
# In the evening, Pres. Obama hosts a reception for members of Congress who voted to restore the Pay-As-You-Go law for federal spending.”
So President Obama “lets” the American taxpayers host a reception for members of Congress who supported Pay-Go legislation — the same people who opposed Senator Bunnings’ objection to extending unemployment benefits without paying for them.
How sweet it is to be a Washington politician.
H/T Maybee, with my thanks.