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.
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.
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.