1/15/13: Updated thread title to encompass more than just the debt ceiling.
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The sequel "The Fiscal Cliff Thread" and latest and greatest place to go to discuss blame, propaganda, and the loathing and loving of the Federal budget, an more!
Politico.com: Conservatives Look to Next Battle...“Obama was at the height of his power on the tax issue because, if nothing happened, he won. It’s flipped in the other three situations,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, who gave members a pass on the cliff legislation that cleared the House late Tuesday. “There’s not one fight and Obama gets to go home…We’re back here next month, same damn thing.”...They [the lawmakers who voted for the compromise] can make excuses about this one because of the position they were in, but there really aren’t any excuses about the debt ceiling,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “They really have the advantage on the debt ceiling, but they have to be willing to use it. It’s not clear that they’ll use it, but they have the chance.”...Amy Kremer, head of the Tea Party Express, kept the door wide open to supporting primary challengers against incumbent Republican senators in 2014. "We’re still here and we’re actively engaged and we’re going to hold them accountable,” she said. “I think it’s going to be a battle, absolutely going to be a battle.”These groups all sound like Dr. Claw from the Inspector Gadget cartoon.... "I'll get you next time Obama, NEXT TIME!!!"Brent Bozell, president of the conservative group ForAmerica, said he’s in “a bitchy mood” after the deal, but stressed that there’s still time for Republican Hill leaders to prove they‘re serious about cutting spending — or risk the prospect of 2014 primaries. “If they can regain some momentum and if they’re willing to truly fight and that’s the key, to truly fight in the coming battles,” he said.