Congress is back in DC this week so the House can pass another spending bill....This one is a bailout for states so that they won't have to make the tough decisions and can keep employing people.
The politics of it is to keep teachers employed and help states with Medicaid.
This is pre-election puffery in advance of the dire news expected from a deficit reduction panel due to report December 1....That report is expected to call for an increase in the Social Security retirement age.
None of that will be discussed prior to the election...
This is the debate to be had this fall in the Congressional race, but with so many government employees in NY23, the notion of fiscal restraint may fall on deaf ears.