Reid Claims GOP Bill Will Be Dead on Arrival

Harry Reid, who is the Senate Majority Leader, says that the GOP bill to reduce the deficit is dead on arrival when it gets to his chamber, and Obama issues a veto threat while urging lawmakers to compromise.

White House officials have promised a veto if the GOP debt bill miraculously passes both houses. President Obama could not be any more disappointed in the bill that could be voted on Wednesday by the House.

John Boehner, who is the Speaker of the House, claims that the bill, which will cut 3 trillion from the debt, can pass both houses. He is hoping that the President will sign it into law at that point.

Boehner’s own caucus has many objections with the plan, which will need 218 Republicans to support. Many people in the GOP doubt that will happen. It seems to many people that the Republicans in the House cannot even agree with themselves.

Harry Reid has presented his own plan in the Senate. Now there are two plans on the table and one of them might have to be agreed to. Jay Carney, who is the White House Press Secretary, thinks that Reid’s bill has a chance of passing both chambers.

Reid has accused GOP members of having multiple personalities, while he claims that the plan includes a lot from the GOP’s own playbook. Reid and the rest of the Democrats have called the GOP plan a short-term solution that will have to be visited again in 6 months. That is not acceptable for Obama.

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