VIDEO: Reid Goes Ballistic Over Cut, Cap and Balance

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Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) today unloaded on the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act recently passed by the House of Representatives. While announcing that the Senate would be voting on the legislation Friday rather than Saturday (as previously expected), Reid excoriated the bill:

“If they [Senate Republicans] want to debate it tomorrow for a period of time, they can do that, but I’m going to — I think this piece of legislation is about as weak and senseless as anything that has ever come on this Senate floor … The American people should understand that this is a bad piece of legislation. Perhaps some of the worst legislation in the history of this country.”

But for the “worst legislation in the history of this country,” as Reid described it, the bill is pretty darn popular. Conn Carroll at The Washington Examiner notes that a CNN poll shows 66% of Americans would support a debt reduction plan similar to Cut, Cap and Balance. And’s Guy Benson writes that those numbers show much more support than Obamacare currently enjoys. (A new Rasmussen poll this week found that a full 54% of Americans support repealing that legislation.) (more…)