Another Boehner budget bill passed last night and was sent to the Senate whereupon Reid immediately tabled it. Although the Cut, Cap, and Balance, which had previously been tabled upon arrival, was not discussed this was taken before the flashes and crucified. A major bi-itch in this instance being the fact that it was not bipartisan, thus extreme. What about the libs who supported the GOP with Cut, Cap, and Balance?
Reid: “I’ve asked my Republican colleague to negotiate and he has refused to do that. They are refusing to negotiate with us. All they do is talk. It’s time for us to be adults. That’s what the American people want. It’s time to come together and compromise.” Reid would not be here today without ‘union assistance’ in his election, negotiating is a very loose term. Consider the legislation ‘passed’ even when the libs controlled everything and the same held true, there was no negotiating. In fact they were forced to buy off their own party members to achieve necessary votes, ‘pro-abortion’ members have since retired.
Durbin and Schumer stepped up and poured on the spin sauce.
Durbin: “The American people want us to move forward. They don’t want us to repeat this scene…”
Schumer: “We will not solve this problem by standing there and folding our arms and saying I am not talking to anybody. They are very good at saying no. They are not very good at laying out a plan that can actually pass. Our country is in crisis. This is not a time for politics as usual.”
The Boehner plans contain balanced budget provisions, an extremist prescription against spending addiction. That element cannot be found in the to be Reid solution, whatever it will be. Meanwhile Obama remains on the sidelines concentrating on other areas, tweeting, and reminding us how close the two sides really are.