Time to take Kent Conrad off Budget

Senator Kent Conrad, chair of the Budget Committee just said, there is not enough votes to do this with just Democrats. He said this to explain why he feels compromise is necessary to get Republican votes.

But the reality is that with 60 Senators caucussing with the Democrats (counting Independent Senators Sanders and Lieberman) they can get cloture in the Senate and they have a majority in the House.

Now if he said that compromise is need to bring moderate or fiscally conservative Democrats on board, he would be more accurate.

But he is wrong on the numbers, and I don’t want some one who can’t do simple math chairing the Budget Committee.



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