Zum aktuellen US-Haushaltsstreit – 49

Wer wissen will, wie nun extrem konservative Amerikaner und ihre Medien (Blogs, Radio-Sendungen, etc.) auf diese Niederlage reagieren, der sehe hierzu zum Beispiel den Artikel vom 18.10.2013 mit dem Titel “From the Right, Despair, Anger and Disillusion” in der “New York Times“.

Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: ““The premise was good,” said Bob McIntire, 53, an insurance executive here in deep red Bradley County, where the local Democrats would have trouble filling up a phone booth.

The payoff, well, that was the problem.       

On talk radio and in the conservative blogosphere, the bipartisan vote on Wednesday to reopen the government without defunding President Obama’s health care law was being excoriated as an abject surrender and betrayal by spineless establishment Republicans. But for glum and frustrated conservative voters on Thursday around breakfast tables in eastern Tennessee, in the shadow of a military base in Colorado Springs and on the streets of suburban Philadelphia, it was as much a surrender to reality as to Democratic demands”.

Dennoch versuchen offensichtlich beide Parteien eine Wiederholung eines solchen “Showdowns” anlässlich der im Januar zu bewilligenden Erhöhung der US-Schuldenobergrenze (United States debt ceiling) zu vermeiden.

Seht hierzu den Artikel vom 18.10.2013 mit dem Titel “Two Parties Start Work to Avoid Repeat Crisis” in der “New York Times“.

Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: “With the government reopened and a debt default averted for now, Congressional negotiators on Thursday plunged into difficult budget talks to avoid a repeat crisis within months, and quickly agreed to lower their sights from the sort of grand bargain that has eluded the two parties for three years.

After approval late Wednesday of the agreement ending the standoff, the deal-making mantle shifted overnight from the leaders of the Senate to the Budget Committee leaders, Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, and Representative Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, two less senior lawmakers who nonetheless could make very effective salespeople since they command loyal followings in their parties. The political pressure lifted as well, for now.       

But the need for a bipartisan breakthrough, even a modest one, was amplified by the economic costs wrought by the 16-day shutdown and near-default on government obligations. (…).

The question of what a new House-Senate budget conference can deliver by its Dec. 13 deadline — in time for Congress to act by Jan. 15 on funding to keep the government open — remained the subject of deep skepticism, well earned by past failures at reaching so-called grand bargains for deficit reduction and spending investments in the past three years. (…).

While there is nonetheless hope on both sides for a defining budget deal, the three-week budget crisis scrambled Washington’s power structure.       

Democrats, united throughout, believe they enter this next round far stronger, backed by a president who proved his own resolve. Republicans, having played their trump card by shutting down the government, are weakened and more divided than ever. (…).

Tea Party-infused lawmakers seemed unbowed and still uncompromising despite their loss over the debt limit and government funding for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. So did the conservative groups like Club for Growth and Heritage Action that goaded them on”.

Ben White, der “Chief Economic Correspondent” von “Politico“, glaubt eher nicht, dass sich nochmals ein derartiger Kampf zwischen Barack Obama (Demokratische Partei) und der Republikanischen Partei wiederholen wird, in dem die Republikanische Partei mit der Verweigerung der Schuldenobergrenze der USA (United States debt ceiling) droht.

Seht hierzu den Artikel vom 18.10.2013 mit dem Titel “Don’t expect another debt limit fight” in der Website von “CNBC“.

Ben White stellt in diesem Artikel unter anderem fest: “Meanwhile, there is good reason to believe that House Republicans will refrain from driving Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into another shutdown over efforts to defund and delay Obamacare.

The White House successfully showed it would not give in to such demands, in perhaps the most important development to come out of the crisis. And polling for Republicans, even in fairly safe GOP districts, is now so bad that the appetite for bitter confrontation is likely to be somewhat diminished.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who stepped in to broker a deal
with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), when the House GOP failed to agree on
a plan of its own, made it clear in interviews late this week that the party
should under no circumstances re-ignite the Obamacare battle as part of the next budget fight“.

Anders sieht das John Prideaux von “The Economist“”. In einem Video-Clip mit dem Titel “The shutdown and the debt ceiling: Has the fever broken?” erklärt er in einem Gespräch mit David Rennie (dem Lexington correspondent dieses Wochenmagazins), warum er vermutet, dass es bald eine Neuauflage dieses US-Haushaltsstreits geben könnte einschließlich einer möglichen Drohung seitens der Republikanischen Partei, die Erhöhung der Schuldenobergrenze in den USA (United States debt ceiling) zu verweigern.

Was nun die Frage der ökonomischen Schäden, bzw. Kosten angeht, die der “government shutdown” verursacht hat, so habe ich hierzu schon in meinen Blogeinträgen “Zum aktuellen US-Haushaltsstreit – 5” und “Zum aktuellen US-Haushaltsstreit – 47” einiges dazu gesagt und entsprechende Artikel zum Thema angebracht.

Besonders wurde hier natürlich der US-Hauptstadt-Distrikt “Washington, D.C.” getroffen, in dem sehr viele Staatsbedienstete arbeiten.

Seht hierzu auch den Artikel vom 17.10.2013 mit dem Titel “The Costs of the Government Shutdown” in “ABC News“.

Seht hierzu auch den Artikel vom 18.10.2013 mit dem Titel “Shutdown to Cost U.S. Billions, Analysts Say, While Eroding Confidence” in der “New York Times“.

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