The WSJ’s Kimberley Strassel writes about a gridlock scenario that could lead to a government shutdown this fall. Senator Harry Reid is threatening to filibuster every spending bill until he gets a lot more dollars. President Obama is backing Mr. Reid by threatening to “veto pretty much any spending bill that hits his desk.”
“If Democrats really wanted to reprioritize spending, they’d offer amendments to the bills Mr. McConnell is about to bring up,” writes Ms. Strassel. “But that would mean cooperating. And Democrats don’t want to prioritize; they want more.” Read more from Ms. Strassel here.
FLASHBACK VIDEO: here’s how Harry Reid felt about government shutdowns when he was in charge of the Senate: