By Ramsey Cox
Senate Democrats have asked for agreement to form a conference committee 13 times, so the House and Senate could work out the significant differences in their budgets. But a GOP senator has objected every time.
Reid said Republicans don’t want to go to conference because they don’t want the public to see “how crazy their budget priorities are.” He said Democrats are proud of their budget because it protects their priorities.
Reid added that he hopes Republicans would stop “bowing to Tea Party pressure” and compromise with Democrats rather than use “political brinksmanship.”