Senate Democrats

Reid Spokesman: McConnell Thinks ‘We Don’t Have The Money’ To Invest In Education But We Do Have The Money To Give Away Billions In Handouts To Big Oil

Washington, D.C.Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s remarks on the budget:

“It’s incomprehensible how Sen. McConnell thinks ‘we don’t have the money’ to invest in education, innovation and infrastructure, but we can waste billions on handouts to oil companies and insurance companies, afford an unworkable flying ray gun that the Pentagon doesn’t want, and throw away taxpayer dollars on a giant hole in the desert that Republicans want to fill with dangerous nuclear waste that would endanger Nevada families. If Sen. McConnell wants to know how ‘we get back to balance,’ he should start by looking at Democrats’ ideas for cutting waste, excess and government handouts to oil companies.”