Thursday, April 28, 2011

Harry’s Turn

Since the members of the House have been having so much fun going back to their home towns and explaining to their constituents why they voted to end Medicare as we know it and yet again give more tax breaks to the rich, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has decided to let the Senate Republicans in on the adventure.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will hold a Senate vote on Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) controversial budget plan, Raw Story has confirmed.

The plan, recently approved by the House, has virtually no chance of passing the Democratic-led Senate. The vote would serve to put Senate Republicans on the record in favor of slashing taxes on the rich while replacing Medicare with a voucher program.

“There will be an opportunity in the Senate to vote on the Ryan budget to see if Republican senators like the Ryan budget as much as the House did,” Reid told reporters on a conference call. “Without going into the Ryan budget we will see how much the Republicans like it here in the Senate.”

It’ll be interesting to see if the Republicans have the guts to face their folks at home. Maybe they’ll take a lesson from that model of courage, Rep. Allen West (R-FL), and pre-screen the questions or arrest the people who have the nerve to ask him a tough question.