Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Economy, Liberalism, Politics, Progressivism, The United States | Tags: Majority Leader Harry Reid, Start with No Negotiating?, The Budget Conference
Harry Reid, the disagreeable Majority Leader of the Senate, wasted no time in informing the public that there will be no cooperation nor attempt to get along in the formal House-Senate budget conference. Well, we should not be surprised, he refused to produce a budget, in defiance of the law, for four long years. And the government has been operating on “continuing resolutions” ever since. He called the suggestion of a “grand bargain” including an overhaul of entitlement programs “happy talk.”
Well, it’s good to know before the conference even starts that there will be no attempt to negotiate or cooperate from the Democrats. The conference will start October 30. Reid added:
On sequestration, we’ve done one year of sequestration. It has been brutal. The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress. Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.
The Nevada Public Radio host asked what Republicans would have to concede to get Medicare and Social Security cuts on the table.
You keep talking about Medicare and Social Security. Get something else in your brain. Stop talking about that. That is not going to happen this time. There is not going to be a grand bargain. What we need to do is have Murray and her counterpart in the House, Ryan, work together to come up with something to get out of this senseless sequestration and start the budgeting process so that we can do normal appropriation bills.
They have their mind set on doing nothing, nothing more on revenue, and until they get off that kick, there’s not going to be a grand bargain on — there’s not going to be a small bargain,” Reid said. “We’re just going to have to do something to work our way through sequestration.
Apparently the disagreeable Mr. Reid has never heard that it is not advisable to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. You actually want to cut taxes, especially taxes on business— those rich people who file their business taxes as individuals, and who would like to expand their businesses if only there was some certainty out of the government. And he seems to be unaware that Medicare and Social Security deeply need to be reformed since they are well in the way to going broke, so no one will have any benefits.
The Founders wanted our representatives to argue and fight over principle and ideas, and through the struggle come to an agreement of how to move forward, that doesn’t necessarily satisfy both sides., but that they can live with. It’s called negotiation. Democrats want more money to spend to buy votes and win elections. It would be more helpful if they were interested in doing the right thing for the economy.
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