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Freshman Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AK) is 

asking for Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to step down stating that Reid is being reckless in his efforts to shut down the federal government.

So far, 85 House Republicans have signed a letter to Harry Reid asking him to resign as Senate Majority Leader. Reid has been publicly blaming the TEA Party members of Republicans for the stalemate on the budget. This budget should have been passed six months ago. Democrats have REFUSED to submit a budget and REFUSE to negotiate any substantial cuts on spending. As an example on the ridiculous things Reid supports, do you remember “The Cowboy Poets“?

The letter written by Rep. Crawford:

Mr. Reid,

Many of us wrote last week pleading with you to bring a long-term continuing resolution before the full Senate that would fund government operations for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011. We hand delivered the letter the 39th day after the House passed HR-1, its version of the FY 2011 yearlong continuing resolution that adhered to the calls of the American people pleading for reasonable, responsible spending cuts.

Unfortunately, another six days have passed and your refusal to pass a bill means our Nation has moved one step closer to a government shutdown. Mr. Reid, your lack of action and absence of leadership is irresponsible. It has now been 45 days since the House of Representatives passed a bill that reduces the massive $1.4 trillion deficit for FY 2011 by a modest $61 billion.

Where is your bill, Mr. Reid?

We urge you to reconsider your reckless, partisan strategy of shutting down the government. If you will pass a bill, the House and Senate can meet in conference to reconcile any differences and then forward the final bill to President Obama.

The American people deserve responsive leadership from those who are elected to higher office. Unfortunately, you have failed on numerous counts. Under your stewardship, the Senate failed to pass a budget resolution last year, something that hasn’t happened since the current budget process was established in 1974. Mr. Reid, you also failed to pass one single appropriations bill to fund even a single federal agency, but yet you somehow muster the nerve to say Republicans are the problem. The ball is in your court to pass a long-term spending resolution for the remainder of FY 2011 that can be reconciled with the H.R. 1. With all due respect, if you do not plan to fulfill your responsibilities as Senate Majority Leader, perhaps it is time to step aside.

Mr. Reid, it is time to stop denying the dire straits of our nation’s fiscal health. It is time to pass a bill.

Bound together and determined,

In light of the fact that the Democrats in Washington have shirked their duty to our country by refusing to be accountable for their irresponsible spending, they keep blaming everyone except themselves. So when federal employees around the country find themselves without a paycheck when the government shuts down, they can all go ask Harry Reid to support them. Reid should have never been re-elected to begin with.


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