Harry Reid Mistakes “Cap” for “Guarantee”
We can imagine Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) saying “that depends on what the definition of ‘cap’ is.”
It should come as no surprise that the Senator doesn’t want to spend less than the discretionary spending cap set forth in the Budget Control Act this August:
“We had an agreement and that was put in the form of a law that’s now the law in this country. That said how much money we’re going to spend this year and how much money we could have for disaster relief. That’s what we’re going by.”
Note to Sen. Reid: just because you set a “cap,” doesn’t mean you have to spend that much, you just can’t spend more than that. Perhaps Sen. Reid should consult Merriam-Webster:
Cap: an upper limit (as on expenditures) : ceiling
There is nothing – NOTHING – in the law that says you can’t spend less than that amount. Conservatives should continue to push for lower spending levels than that “compromised” level because our country can’t afford to continue this reckless spending. The August debt deal allows government to continue to grow, nothing was actually cut.
We can’t keep spending at these levels, we need to start living within our means and true conservatives need to stand up and fight for lower spending levels, like the ones proposed in the House-passed Ryan budget.
This is just further evidence of how Washington operates…they’ll find any excuse NOT to cut spending.