"The Repubs want a budget before they pass a ceiling increase"
I don't read it that way. If the Dems guarantee that the Senate will pass a budget within 3 months the Republicans say they will not block a debt ceiling raise at this time.No?
To your larger point. It ain't going to happen(the budget, but maybe the vote). Since the Senate has defied the Constitution and has not submitted a budget for 4 years now, do we really see them submitting one within 3 months??...more brinkmanship awaits on both sides...Days of Our Lives, "Take 9,888".