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Do you agree with Senator Byrd?

Using reconciliation to ram through complicated, far-reaching legislation is an abuse of the budget process. The writers of the Budget Act, and I am one, never intended for its reconciliation’s expedited procedures to be used this way. These procedures were narrowly tailored for deficit reduction. They were never intended to be used to pass tax cuts, or to create new Federal regimes.

…While I support the admirable budget priorities outlined in this resolution, I cannot and will not condone legislation that puts political expediency ahead of the time-honored purpose of this institution.

http://www.thesubstratum.com/general-politics/health-care-general-politics/rule-by-tyranny-senator-byrds-d-wv-thoughts-on-reconciliation/

 
QuinnMae

Asked by QuinnMae at 9:40 AM on Mar. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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