Wonder if the media will call Harry Reid’s bluff? Ed Morrissey asks us to
. . . remember when Reid insisted on Wednesday that it was just terrible for the House to take the weekend off in the middle of the crisis, just in case the Senate needed them to act on a proposal from the upper chamber? Now, apparently, it’s Miller Time, according to Politico’s Manu Raju:
Senators catching flights home now – weekend votes ain’t gonna happen, we’re told
The House has at least proposed two different plans to deal with the debt crisis. The Senate has yet to come up with any plan. Neither has the White House, despite the hysteria over the August 2nd deadline. So why are Senators streaming out of Washington DC, Senator Reid? And doesn’t that make this earlier whining a little more hypocritical?
*Without having passed a budget in 814 days — or a plan to address the debt ceiling.
UPDATE: I expect California’s junior Senator to call her party leader to task for not scheduling weekend votes. After all, Mrs. Boxer quoted Ronald Reagan to warn of the risks of default:
The full consequences of a default,’ he said, ‘or even the serious prospect of a default by the United States are impossible to predict and awesome to contemplate. Denigration of the full faith and credit of the United States would have substantial effects on the domestic financial markets and the value of the dollar in exchange markets. The nation can ill afford to allow such a result.
So, Ma’am, we agree; Harry Reid should call the Senate back into session and put forward a plan to raise the debt limit and control spending?