Senate Democrats

Reid Spokesman: Democrats Don’t Need Fiscal Lectures From Republicans Who Turned Surplus To Deficit

Washington, D.C.Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement regarding the budget:

“Democrats don’t need lectures from Republicans on fiscal responsibility.  We turned a deficit into a surplus under President Clinton, and Republicans squandered it right back into a record deficit. When it comes to cutting spending, the question is not who can cut the most without regard for the consequences, but who can cut the smartest. Republicans would rather slash Social Security while taking cops off the street and protecting tens of billions in government giveaways to oil companies that are raking in record profits. Democrats believe we should balance the budget by cutting waste and excess, not programs that keep us safe, create jobs and keep our economy secure.”