Party leaders not happy with federal budget proposals

The federal budget probably won't budge Wednesday in the U.S. Senate. The House has already approved a Republican plan to cut an additional 57-billion dollars from the budget, but Senate Majority Leader Reid calls that plan “a non-starter.”

The Democrats plan trims an addition 5-billion dollars, but Senate Minority Leader McConnell calls that plan “embarrassing.”

With party leaders shooting down their own plans, the 60-votes needed to pass are not expected for either budget proposal Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to decry what he called a “mean spirited” Republican plan to cut government spending. He argued the bill would eliminate programs such as job training, health clinics, and an annual “Cowboy” Poetry Festival in his home state of Nevada.

Congressman Duncan D. Hunter says requests like Reid's are absurd and calls for real solutions to fix the massive national debt. Hunter phoned in to Good Morning San Diego to talk with KUSI's Dan Plante about what is going on in Washington.

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