(USA Today) Senate takes control of budget talks

The Senate’s top two leaders have asserted control over budget negotiations with the White House for a deal to reopen the federal government and avoid a default on the nation’s debt.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met Saturday morning with Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to begin preliminary discussions.

“I hope that our talking is some solace to the American people and to the world,” Reid said. “This should be seen as something very positive, even though we don’t have anything done yet.”

Read it all.


Posted in * Economics, Politics, Budget, Economy, Ethics / Moral Theology, House of Representatives, Office of the President, Politics in General, President Barack Obama, Senate, The National Deficit, The U.S. Government, Theology

3 comments on “(USA Today) Senate takes control of budget talks

  1. Cennydd13 says:

    The good senator may think of this as “something very positive,” but I doubt very much that if he ran that past America’s veterans and the rest of the people, they’d agree with him. The two sides couldn’t agree today (Saturday), and it looks like they’re right back to square one…..again! Personally, as a disabled veteran, I’m ready to boot them all out of Washington so that the people who call that town “home” can wipe the stain away.

  2. Charles52 says:

    Doesn’t the Constitution specify that budget issues originate in the House?

  3. Cennydd13 says:

    Yeah, but you’ve seen what a lousy job they did this year, didn’t you? No budget at all!