Democrat Chairman: Rick Berg Is Part Of The Problem
You really have to marvel at the hypocrisy of Democrats on the national debt issue.
Rep. Rick Berg is part of a freshman class, and a Republican majority, in the House that has been calling for the government to cut back spending to more affordable levels. Berg and his fellow Republicans, back in April, passed the first budget to come out of the House since 2009. Just last week the passed the popular “cut, cap and balance” plan which is supported by Americans by a 2 – 1 margin according to a CNN poll.
Meanwhile, the Democrat controlled Senate still hasn’t passed a budget. The highest ranking elected official in the North Dakota Democrat party, Senator Kent Conrad, hasn’t even passed a budget out of his committee in over 800 days. Rather than holding a floor vote on the “cut, cap and balance” plan the Democrats in the Senate, including Senator Kent Conrad, voted to table the bill. Senator Conrad, along with every single one of his Democrat colleagues in the Senate, also signed a letter to preempt another plan to raise the debt ceiling that Speaker Boehner is about to send them out of House. That letter said such a plain would be dead on arrival.
But, according to the chairman of the North Dakota Democrats, Mark Schneider, “Berg and his other freshman GOP cronies seem content to sit back, cast their party line votes and parrot their talking points verbatim on the House floor.”
“Where does Berg stand? Is he going to be a voice for reason and ensure that we have a balanced approach and a fair compromise? Or, will he continue to toe the inflexible tea party line that will bring havoc to his fellow Americans and the people he swore to serve?” asks Schneider.
Those are strange words coming from the party that has taken to killing off House proposals before they even make it to the Senate. The party that refused to pass a budget in Congress before the 2010 election cycle out of fear that such a budget would be devastating to them politically.
This is chutzpah, defined, and I find it hard to believe that anyone in the party is buying it.Tags: deficits, democrats, Kent Conrad, Mark Schneider, national debt, North Dakota News, Rick Berg