|"God bless our troops and protect them|
from Durbin and Obama." Niles, IL 2008
From the Chicago Tribune:
A top Democrat pressured fellow progressives Tuesday to support – rather than fight – a far-reaching budget deal that includes cuts to entitlement programs after resolving the upcoming fiscal cliff.Technorati tags: Democrats Obama Barack Obama government democrat politics illinois politics Illinois chicago Durbin
"We can't be so naive to believe that just taxing the rich will solve our problems," said Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate. "Put everything on the table. Repeat. Everything on the table."
The assistant majority leader's speech at the influential Center for American Progress comes at a pivotal moment in budget talks between the White House and Congress. Progressive and labor groups have warned President Obama against cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other government programs and to instead focus on raising tax revenue in the administration’s negotiations with congressional Republicans.