Conrad: Some on the Left ‘Have Their Shoes in Concrete’ on Spending


Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Kent Conrad (D., N.D.) said Thursday that some Democrats “have their shoes in concrete” on spending cuts in an interview with “MSNBC Live.”

Conrad noted that while he believes some on the right may be outright opposed to raising taxes, there are some on the left who refuse to acknowledge the need for spending reductions as well:

THOMAS ROBERTS: Do you think that Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge is seeping back into the conversation and keeping the right with their cement shoes on?

KENT CONRAD: Sure, for some that’s the case and it is also the case that some on our left have their shoes in concrete as well, they don’t want to touch any spending. But the hard reality is we have to do both.

See full interview below: