Blame Senate Democrats for fiscal mess

January 07, 2013

Regarding the recent editorial on the debt ceiling ("Another cliff ahead?" Jan. 4), why not put a majority of the blame on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the do-nothing Democratic-led U.S. Senate? He has avoided his Constitutional (not to mention fiduciary) responsibility by not passing a budget for the past three years.

If Senator Reid had done this and then had the normal conferences with the House with a resulting law to go to President Barack Obama each year, we probably would not be in the dysfunctional mess we are in. All the media wants to blame the Republicans in the House. Remember that they were voted in by constituents that want a balanced budget at some point, not just arm waving and finger-pointing as President Obama is prone to do.

Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville

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