Responding to a complaint by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that Republicans haven't been told what's in the new bill, Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, responded that he's in the same position.What a grand compromise! No one knows what's in it and they don't know "whether or not it works." That gives you confidence, doesn't it?
"I would say to the senator from Arizona that I'm in the dark almost as much as he is. And I'm in the leadership," Durbin said on the Senate floor.
Majority Leader Harry Reid has submitted the bill to the CBO from scoring, but Durbin said no one involved in the compromise will spill the beans until the score is released.
"We had a caucus after this was submitted to the Congressional Budget Office where Sen. Reid and other senators who were involved in it basically stood up and said, 'We're sorry we can't tell you in detail what was involved here, but you will learn. Everyone will learn."
The reasoning behind the secrecy, Durbin said, is that "we want to baiscally see whether or not it works" before details become public.
Friday, December 11, 2009
And we're supposed to trust these guys with 1/7 our economy and our nation's health care? What a prize Harry Reid is...for his political opponents.