Senator Obama On Reconciliation: “The Wrong Place For Policy Changes”

President Obama is not matching up with Senator Obama. That’s kinda surprising given how short a time the President spent as Senator. Well, he was there long enough to be a total hypocrite:

Under The Rules, The Reconciliation Process Does Not Permit That Debate. Reconciliation Is Therefore The Wrong Place For Policy Changes … In Short, The Reconciliation Process Appears To Have Lost Its Proper Meaning. A Vehicle Designed For Deficit Reduction And Fiscal Responsibility Has Been Hijacked…” “The TANF program affects millions of American children and families and deserves a full and fair debate. Under the rules, the reconciliation process does not permit that debate. Reconciliation is therefore the wrong place for policy changes and the wrong place for the proposed changes to the TANF program. In short, the reconciliation process appears to have lost its proper meaning. A vehicle designed for deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility has been hijacked to facilitate reckless deficits and unsustainable debt.” (Sen. Obama, Congressional Record, S .14150, 12/20/05)

Reconciling his use of reconciliation to jam through unwanted legislation is easy, really: Be a liberal. Nothing more needs to be said. The government, like the Constitution, is a tool to use to achieve personal ends–not serve the will of the people.

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