Chucky Schumer to Speaker Boehner: Hey, Americans voted for change, so ignore those Tea Baggers
It’s almost as if Democrats weren’t in power for four years:
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday advised House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to ignore conservative members of his conference in order to hammer out a long-term spending proposal with Democrats.
The third-ranking Senate Democrat said a growing number of Tea Party-backed Republicans are putting too much pressure on the top Republican to push for deep spending cuts that cannot clear the Democratic-controlled upper chamber, increasing the likelihood of a government shutdown.
“It is becoming clear that the path to a bipartisan budget deal may not go through the Tea Party at all,” he said. “In order to avert a shutdown, Speaker Boehner should consider leaving the Tea Party behind and instead seek a consensus in the House among moderate Republicans and a group of Democrats.”
Stories like this is what make most Americans despondent over elected officials who apparently are content to sit around, bitch and do nothing about our problems.
The only reason why the Congress is even debating a continuing resolution in March of 2011 in the first place, is because when they had control of both chambers last year, Pelosi and Reid and all the rest decided to shirk their duties as elected representatives and run for political cover from a coming election and sit around not passing a budget. Kicking the can down the road, giving the next Congress the problems. Cowardly buffoons are what they are.