Lost in all the accusations of gridlock aimed at Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY), as if gridlock is always a bad thing, is the fact that Bunning is holding the administration’s feet to the fire. Why? Well, because he can. And good for him.
He is holding Congress to the Pay-Go legislation that was passed that Democrats held up as being responsible and as a hedge to deficit spending. All Bunning is doing is forcing them to obey their own law.
Bunning’s case is this. If they can show how it will be paid for, he’ll not block a ‘unanimous consent.’ Besides all that, why shouldn’t every Senator be made to record their vote, not hide behind ‘unanimous consent,’ and go on record for voting for increasing the debt with this piece of legislation?