Harry Reid blocks vote on Obamas deficit reduction plan

Discussion in 'Politics' started by John_Wensink, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. This is pretty funny. Obama's plan was so bad that Reid won't allow a vote to avoid the humiliation.

    Reid blocks Senate vote on Obama's deficit-reduction plan
    By Ramsey Cox - 12/05/12 04:03 PM ET

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday offered an amendment to force a vote on President Obama’s deficit-reduction plan, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was having none of it.

    “Last week [Treasury] Secretary [Timothy] Geithner brought up a proposal that was so unserious,” McConnell said on the floor, “I would like to see if my Democratic friends would like to support it.”

    McConnell suggested that the Senate vote on what he called the president’s “ridiculous” plan as an amendment to the Russian trade bill that is being considered.

    Reid, however, objected to McConnell’s suggestion, saying the Russian trade bill, H.R. 6156, is about job creation, not political stunts from Republicans.

    “The purpose of this bill is to protect American jobs,” Reid said. “Are we going to get serious here and legislate or is this more of the political stunts that the Republican leader is going to pull today?”
  2. Lucrum


    The comedy of the inept Obama administration continues.
  3. Too bad it's not JUST comedy.

    More tragic than funny.