The democrats are unable to do anything because the republicans are blocking everything. So what they are doing is taking the senate hostage in order to push their agenda.
First of all, any bill that suggests cutting spending is a complete flop from the get go. If we cut spending now we are asking for unemployment to get higher and the economy to take another big hit.
We have to stimulate the economy and we have to bring in more revenue.
How do you do that? Raise taxes. Let the Bush era taxes expire.
But since the republicans have been kind of hijacked by the Tea Party they really can't do that without angering their voters.
So what do they do? Block everything.......Including the budget that the democrats were trying to pass earlier. So let's not say anything about that, because they fought hard but still couldn't get anything done there.
As far as deficit reduction plans, the democrats tried that too; but of course, it included raises in taxes and that didn't fly with the Republicans either-so yet again a fight they couldn't win.
Right now the only way to get anything done is to fight the republicans until you end up having to give them something they want.
The Democrats are not folding. They are in the midst of a Mexican standoff until they can get the house and senate under their control.
By the way, cut, cap, and balance has been tabled for AWHILE. No one wanted to vote on that one in the senate. Why even mention it? It was a horrible bill and would have hurt the economy more.
You want someone to tell it like it is....Look up Bernie Sanders on youtube. Yes, he is a Socialist...really.......but he knows what he's talking about. Been in the senate for a while. Look him up.
By the way, if you asked him(a socialist) about Obama he'll tell he really can't agree with him all that much.....lol...
Here's a good one.....
or this one....