Dem Spending Hypocrisy

Democrats Once Defended Budget Caps, Threatened To Veto Spending That Violated Prior ‘Agreement,’ Now They Want To Spend More


Dem Leaders Fumed: Don’t ‘Violate The Debt Ceiling Agreement’

WHITE HOUSE VETO THREAT: “The bill would break the agreement on discretionary spending made in last summer’s budget agreement… his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.” (SAP on the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, H.R.5652, 5/9/12)

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “We passed the Budget Control Act. … We've agreed to all of those numbers. They're done. They're agreed to.” (Sen. Reid, Press Briefing, 9/11/12)

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “They want to undo the Budget Control Act from August and put discretionary cuts back on the table. … Stop pushing domestic discretionary cuts that violate the debt ceiling agreement from August. Let's focus on where we agree. … It's time to get this done. It should be a slam dunk.” (Sen. Schumer, Press Briefing, 2/7/12)

SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA): “…Republicans, voted with the Democrats to set discretionary spending levels at those levels we agreed to last August in the bipartisan Budget Control Act. That's a good sign. It's a sign that Senate Republicans are… working us to a place where we can count on agreements that have been made and be able to invest in what America needs at this tough time.” (Sen. Murray, Press Briefing, 4/19/12)

  • MURRAY: “…come back to the deal that we made last August, instead of threatening us with another government shutdown.” (Sen. Murray, Press Briefing, 4/19/12)