Democrats in Congress haven't heard the message voters sent in last month's mid-term elections, a Georgia Congressman said after the U.S. House passed a measure to fund the federal government through Dec. 18.
“(This) lame duck majority is showing why lame duck sessions should be the exception, not the rule,” U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., said in a news release. “Americans sent an unmistakable message to Washington last month to cut spending immediately. Instead of listening to the voters, Democrats opted for an ultra short-term funding farce to buy time for one last, gargantuan spending spree. If these people were any more out-of-touch, they would be in orbit.
“Conservatives crafted a more responsible solution that cuts the Democrats' spending plan by nearly $100 billion next year. Washington's current spending path is a road to ruin,” Price added. “To tackle these trillion-dollar deficits, we have to start by returning the budget to pre-stimulus and pre-bailout levels.”