From Politico [emphasis mine]:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) offered a vigorous defense Monday of the deals in the Senate reform bill that benefit individual states, saying “it doesn’t speak well” of senators who didn’t secure such deals.
“There are 100 senators here and I don’t know that there’s a senator that doesn’t have something in this bill that isn’t important to them,” Reid said. “If they don’t have something in it important to them then it doesn’t speak well of them.”
He likened the legislation to the defense bill, which is thick with earmarks and other provisions benefitting individual members and even private corporations.
“That’s what legislations all about,” Reid said of the compromises. “It’s the art of compromise. In this great country of ours, Nevada has many different problems than does New Hampshire. Michigan has many different problems than does Georgia.”
I am taken aback by Reid’s frank admission. This is clearly the problem with Washington, these senators are cutting deals for themselves. How many Nebraskans wanted Ben Nelson to cut his deal rather than kill ObamaCare? I am willing to bet they would have taken the death of ObamaCare over their Medicare free ride any day.
Thank God, Dingy Harry is tanking in the polls like a millstone thrown in water.