Tags: corker | budget | shutdown | senate | overreaching

Sen. Corker: Democrats Overreaching as Budget Talks at Standstill

Image: Sen. Corker: Democrats Overreaching as Budget Talks at Standstill

Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 10:52 AM

By Amy Woods

Budget talks between the House and the Senate are at a standstill, and "the last 24 hours have not been good," Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said on "Fox News Sunday."

"There was some movement a couple days ago, and I think things are not moving now," Corker said. "I think we're in a status quo."

Corker said his party "started off in a place that was an overreach" by trying to change a law – the Affordable Care Act – that was central to President Barack Obama's agenda but said the Democrats are beginning to overreach, as well.

"Now, I think the Democrats are on the verge of being one tick too cute," Corker said. "As they see the House possibly in disarray, they now are overreaching. What we've got to do is get this back in the middle of the road, act like adults, deal with these issues and appropriate."

The stakes are high, and the world is watching, Corker said.

"This is something that is wreaking havoc around the world and will affect economic growth, and I do hope that, over the next week, we'll reach a conclusion, and I think we will, but…over the last 24 hours, there's not been good productivity on this issue," Corker said.

The spending caps, or the sequester, that Congress enacted in 2011 should remain, he said.

"My sense is that Democrats will pull back, we'll end up in a place where we're focused on those good government things that we should have been focused on all along," Corker said.
"At some point … this is something that I think the administration will realize is not a game they need to be playing with. We need to get back to, again, the constraints that we have, with a few victories for both sides, and move ahead. There's got to be some evolution, I think, on both sides."

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Snowstorm Threatens to Paralyze Northeast for Days

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 18:12 PM

Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearso . . .

Sen. Ayotte: Trading Terrorists for Citizens Sets Bad Precedent

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 22:23 PM

Sen. Kelly Ayotte told Fox News she is glad Rep. Duncan Hunter is asking questions about the timing of the release of an . . .

CIA Officer Convicted of Leaking Secrets to NYT's James Risen

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 16:01 PM

A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a c . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved