Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hailed the passage of his house’s version of the president’s budget as “‘a critical step’ in the direction of cleaning ‘up the mess we inherited.’” Now, with the budget he’s passed, we risk creating an even greater mess than the one he “inherited” as this chart shows:
Now, I’m just curious. Harry Reid was Senate Democratic Leader for the last four years of the Bush Administration. For the four previous years (W’s first term), he was the Democratic Whip. Did he ever use those positions to propose or otherwise promote budgets which held the line of federal spending. If you have evidence, send me the links so I can update this post accordingly?
Since Mr. Reid mentioned the “mess” he inherited, after Wednesday’s Tea Parties, I got to wondering who’s going to clean up the Democrats’ mess should they enact the President’s budget?
Will they hope that a more Republican Congress might have to accede to their push for higher taxes, thus neutering the tax issue (to the benefit of the Democrats since rank-and-file Republicans stay home on election day when elected Republicans support higher taxes)?
How are we going to clean up this mess and start paying off the multi-trillion dollar deficits?