Senate Democrats to Hold Budget Hostage
-- Dems signal temper tantrum over committee assignments will continue --
It's all about power. And that's all it's ever been about.
From their massive gerrymander of new Senate districts last year, to their frivolous lawsuit to keep Lt. Governor Bill Bolling from breaking ties, Senate Democrats have been fighting for one thing for the past two years:
In the form of committee assignments.
Minority Leader Dick Saslaw has been dropping hints about this all weekend.
From the Washington Times:
"However,Senate Democratic Leader Richard L. Saslaw Fairfax Democrat, said the negotiation process is far from over.
"There's just some things that we've got to work out," he said. "There's a lot of stumbling blocks along the way. It's called the political process."
From the Roanoke Times:
"Absent zero changing, there probably won't be a Senate budget," Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax County, said after the vote, declining to say what concessions his party wants.
From the Richmond Times Dispatch:
refusing to pass a budget? Where have I heard that before? Oh yes, Sen.
Harry Reid, majority leader of the U.S. Senate, which hasn't passed a
budget in more than 1,000 days.
"We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year - it's done, we don't need to do it," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters on Friday.