U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s belief that Democrats won’t compromise was reinforced this week when majority Democrats turned down GOP budget proposals. In comments prior to budget talks, Johnson said Democrats have shown no leadership and taken no responsibility for failing to pass a budget in three years.
“The first people who need to compromise are the Democrats with themselves. They have 53 senators, they only need 51 to pass a budget,” said Johnson, adding he is willing to talk to anyone who is interested in achieving a solution.
The Oshkosh Republican believes his party will have to gain control of the Senate for the chamber to pass a budget.
During this week’s debate, Democrats blasted Republicans for not considering tax increases in the budget plans.
AUDIO: Brian Moon reports (1:03)