And Democrats waited until the embattled secretary left the room before signaling that President Barack Obama’s major budget initiatives, including nationalized health care and global warming fees, will be too hard to pass without changes.
Conrad said he has been beset by senators on the floor of the chamber, and they have not been heaping praise on Obama’s budget plan. In fact, they are lodging threats.
“Is this really a move to save money or is it just going to cost more money?” Conrad said.
At the hearing, Republicans were less delicate, declaring the budget some kind of economic fantasy plan that would bankrupt the country.