There were some refreshingly honest, non-partisan comments from a Democrat today. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois appeared on “Meet the Press” to discuss the government (partial) shutdown and the debt ceiling. He said that the Simpson-Bowles Debt Commission “got it right” and that everything in the federal budget should be up for discussion. Durbin also said that there are certainly some things that could be cut from the budget!
We have not heard anything remotely like that from Democrats in the last 3 weeks. I applaud his bravery and hope it will be contagious among the rest of the Senate.