GOP Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) says his party’s budget is a “meaningless hoax” that is designed to allow Republicans to pass their tax plan without a single Democratic vote.
“The only thing about this that matters is preparation for the tax reform,” said Corker, who plans to retire at the end of the Congress. “Other than that, these amendment votes, everything about this is a hoax. A hoax. It has no impact on anything whatsoever.
“If I were chairman of the budget committee, I would dismantle it. I would move to end it immediately in its current form,” Corker said.
“Unless we create a real budget process, which this is not, our country’s fiscal situation will continue to go down the tube, and we have no mechanism to control real spending, 70 percent of which is mandatory, that’s not even covered by this,” he continued.
The Senate Budget resolution includes reconciliation instructions that would allow Congress to pass a tax-reform bill with a simple majority, sidestepping a Democratic filibuster.
“Yeah, I‘m voting ‘yes’ on this meaningless piece of legislation that does one thing,” he said.