North Dakota’s Fiscally Unserious Democrats

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Not so long ago, in a revealing interview with Valley News Lives’ Chris Berg, Heidi Heitkamp endorsed the fact that the US Senate hasn’t produced a budget. According to Heitkamp, no budget at all was better than passing the House Republican budget.

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Today, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Senator Kent Conrad (the man who Heitkamp would replace in the Senate if elected) gave a remarkable interview in which he tried to defend the fact that his Senate Budget Committee hasn’t produced a budget since 2009. Conrad tried to claim that the Budget Control Act was really a budget, something not even the MSNBC liberals were willing to swallow without a heavy dose of skepticism.

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Is this really the sort of fiscal leadership we want in Washington DC? Senator Conrad is living in some fiscal fantasy land, and Democrats would like to replace him with Heidi Heitkamp who would rather the nation have no budget at all than compromise with Republicans.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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