In case it wasn't absolutely clear who is really running things in the House of Representatives:
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said the caucus is open to moving some spending bills without passing a budget resolution. He said he would consider each bill individually, even if the appropriations measures abide by the $1.07 trillion spending caps set in a deal between President Obama and former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) last fall.
"Many of our members have supported a number of appropriations bills, particularly those dealing with our military," Jordan said during a C-SPAN "Newsmakers" interview.
So for now, on military spending at least, they'll allow the House to do its job. But Jordan definitely seems to be reserving the right to throw a monkey wrench in at any time he and his gang of maniacs choose. That's because they've decided they won't agree to abide by the spending caps that the whole of Congress—including a number of these extremists—voted for last fall.
"The point is to recognize that this country has a serious fiscal problems. ... The point is [to] do exactly what we said we were going to do," Jordan said. He said avoiding a fight with the Senate wasn't enough to back down on the extra $30 billion in spending.
"Just because the Senate says 'we're going to do it our way' ... doesn't mean we should abandon what we told the voters we were going to do."
Just to make 2016 even better for Republicans. Odds of at least the threat of a government shutdown before November's election are looking better (worse?) every week.