“I’m not interested in furthering the political divide,” Conrad told Politico. “I am focused on getting a positive result for the American people. And I believe the best way to do that is to start in the middle with a plan that already has strong bipartisan support both in Congress and across the nation.”
So what did Senator Conrad introduce in his Senate Budget committee? The Simpson-Bowles budget plan. The thing is, that plan has already been voted on in the House and it failed by a wide, bi-partisan margin of 382 against and 38 for.
“If someone as vaunted and powerful and super-duper as Kent Conrad (so say all his press clippings) can’t push his party to slug out their vision of how much the feds should spend and tax in a given year, Congress doesn’t deserve any respect,” writes Gillespie.
I’ve been saying for a while that America’s budgeting process will be better for having Kent Conrad removed from it.