This comment from West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin probably explains it best: "[B]oth our options are extremely partisan and unrealistic. And neither one will pass. The first is a Democratic proposal that doesn't go nearly far enough. This proposal, which calls for $6.5 billion in new cuts, utterly ignores our fiscal reality ... Or, we could choose a second, even more flawed measure: a GOP proposal that blindly hacks the budget with no sense of our priorities or of our values as a country."

"Freshman Democrat Joe Manchin: Obama has 'failed to lead' on budget," Politico

Posted On 3/08/2011 07:54:00 AM by Larry Ehl |

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