How often will the Marxist/Progressives agree to talk about a balanced approach to our spending problems with a long term budget plan? We have heard this for five years now; ever since Obama, head of the regime and Marxist/Progressives took office. They manufacture a crisis by not passing budgets and then delaying any agreement until the very last minute. They then claim they will sit down and have serious discussions, after the current crisis has been aborted by the Republicans conceding on all fronts, which they do. The Marxist/Progressives assure the Republicans they will not pull the football away this time.
Again the Republicans bought this lie: The government shutdown is over. That means the work is just beginning for a group of lawmakers tasked with hashing out a long-term budget per the agreement. The group, led by Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and her House counterpart Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), was formed as part of the deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
Now we find henchman Harry Reid saying he does not care what might have been promised. It does not matter, that was said to get the deal done. After all the ends always justify the means. He ruled out the possibility that a budget conference committee convening next week will reach a "grand bargain" that would cut entitlements, raise taxes and reduce spending. “We are not going to have a grand bargain in the near future,” he said. Instead, he suggested negotiators should focus on a replacement for sequestration and forget “happy talk” about a grand bargain. The comments from Reid come just a week after the deal he reached with Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
It is so difficult to understand why the Republican leadership would not look back at the last great statesman, Ronald Reagan, and learn from him when he was dealing with the Marxist/Progressives during the cold war. Reagan was always a gentleman and never reverted to name calling as did the Marxist/Progressives of the Soviet Union at that time and the Marxist/Progressives of the United States do today. Reagan understood he was dealing with people he could not trust to keep their promises. He knew the Marxist/Progressives would do and say anything to achieve their end goal. Reagan always said that yes it is important to trust; however we must always have total verification. He learned early on you cannot trust American Marxist/Progressives just like you could not trust Soviet Marxist/Progressives. It was the American Marxist/Progressives who said Reagan should sign the amnesty bill and then they would secure the border. He did, they did not. Nothing has changed.