Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid slammed Speaker John Boehner today. Reid said,

“The American people I don’t think understand the House of Representatives is operating without the House of Representatives. It is being operated with a dictatorship of the Speaker not allowing the vast majority of the House of Representatives to get what they want.”

Nice.

For the record… Harry Reid is the same guy who proposed changes in filibuster rules so that Democrats could ram their radical agenda through the Senate unimpeded.

 

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  1. “The republicans, being aware how important it is to not let the democratic party control a false narrative, immediately sent several senators to the floor to publicly demand Reid identify the spending cuts he and the president are proposing and also demand Reid produce a budget.”

    Oh, sorry. I forgot. Republicans don’t engage in politics.

  2. “Senator Harry Reid: House of Representatives Is “Being Operated by a Dictatorship of the Speaker”

    Can’t say that about the Senate – – – because the Senate doesn’t have a Speaker.

    To make up for that, Harry’s Senate actually has TWO dictators – the VP and Majority Leader Reid himself.

  3. How is the Senate operated any differently?? This wimpering pissant won’t let anything get to a vote in the Senate, if it’s not exactly what he wants.

  4. I have forgotten where I got this, but it should be advertised on all TV stations and papers so all the Libs read it:

    Lesson # 1:

    * U.S.Tax revenue: $ 2,170,000,000,000
    * Fed budget: $ 3,820,000,000,000
    * New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
    * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
    * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

    Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

    * Annual family income: $ 21,700
    * Money the family spent: $ 38,200
    * New debt on the credit card: $ 16,500
    * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
    * Total budget cuts so far: $ 38.50

    Got It ?????

    OK, now Lesson # 2: Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

    Let’s say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer
    backup in your neighborhood….and your home has sewage all
    the way up to your ceilings.

    What do you think you should do ……

    Raise the ceilings, or pump out the CRAP?

  5. Democrats are masters of projection. Frankly, I think its part of a much larger illness.

  6. That’s really hysterically ludicrous coming from Harry Reid, the man who has refused to bring up a single budget bill before the Senate for the entire time Obama has been in office.

  7. There are many links but here is one. google 2011 do nothing senate

    Sen. Paul rails against ‘do-nothing’ Senate
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/21/sen-paul-rails-against-do-nothing-senate-2/

    Senate do-nothing Democrats get nervous
    A growing number of Senate Democrats are anxious about the lack of a Democratic budget and the unusually slow legislative agenda, creating another headache for Majority Leader Harry Reid as he tries to protect his majority ahead of a daunting election year.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/senate-do-nothing-democrats-get-nervous/2011/03/29/AGKkarLH_blog.html

  8. Reid is projecting, a textbook case.

  9. REID’s complaining of a House dictatorship? Why doesn’t that Nevada mogul exert some of his own authority, and produce the first Senate budget since 2009? The current financial constipation of the US is a wholly-owned Reid phenomenon.

  10. Is congress passing and the president signing a BUDGET still part of the law of the US?
    When was the last operating budget signed by a president?

  11. From the White House website

    “The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2013
    We must transform our economy from one focused on speculating, spending, and borrowing to one constructed on the solid foundation of educating, innovating, and building. That begins with putting the Nation on a path to living within our means – by cutting wasteful spending”

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget

  12. Coming from a guy that holds his power so closely he won’t even bring the House’s bills up for the Senate vote. Now, Harry, just exactly who is the dictator?

  13. This has been going on for years even when the Dems held the House!

    Senate sitting on 290 bills already passed by House; tension mounts
    By J. Taylor Rushing – 02/23/10

    Exasperated House Democratic leaders have compiled a list showing that they have passed 290 bills that have stalled in the Senate.

    The list is the latest sign that Democrats in the lower chamber are frustrated with their Senate counterparts.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/83059-senate-sitting-on-290-house-bills

  14. Dirty Harry calling someone else a dictator laughable,a least Boner did allow bills to voted on by the House ,unlike dirty Harry sacking bills to keep from being voted on…

  15. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

    Here is a breakdown of all 12,261 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:
    Enacted Laws

    There are 218 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.
    Passed Resolutions

    There are 713 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).
    At the President

    There are 29 bills that are awaiting the president’s signature.
    Active Legislation

    There are 409 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber and are likely to get a vote in the other chamber.
    Inactive Legislation

    There are 10,861 bills and resolutions that have been introduced, referred to committee, or reported by committee and await further action.
    Failed Legislation

    There are 31 bills and resolutions that failed a vote on passage and are now dead or failed a significant vote such as cloture, passage under suspension, or resolving differences.

  16. And from their own.

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/20/1333651/bills-senate-fifty-year-low/?mobile=nc

    Bills Passed By The Senate Hit Fifty-Year Low | A report from the Brennan Center for Justice last month on the pressing need for filibuster reform found the number of bills passed by the Senate has hit a half-century low: 2.8 percent of all bills introduced were actually passed in the current session. The report also found that floor activity devoted to cloture votes has been 50 percent greater than at any time since World War II, illuminating how the filibuster chews up time that could be devoted to substantive policymaking. As of October 2012, Congress as a whole had enacted 196 laws, which is its lowest output since, again, World War II. Nor can the drop in output be attributed purely to a divided legislature, as party control of the House and Senate was also split from 1981 to 1987, and from 2001 to 2003.

  17. I’m thinking they hold the election for US Senate in Nevada from 2am to 7am when the soused gamblers are leaving the casinos. Or, the voting electorate in Nevada is brain-dead to keep re-electing this doddering old fool.



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