Senate Democrats are lining up- literally, as you will see- to verbally dismember the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" plan recently passed by the House of Representative.
While Republicans see the plan as a responsible means to end the federal government's rampant overspending, the Senate Democrats are portraying it as a sort of legislative apocalypse. According to them, the plan will end social security, medicare, and America as we know it.
Among the Dems greatest hits so far today:
Sen. Boxer- "It would cut and cap the hopes and dreams of... all of America."
Sen. Harkin- "The cut isn't just a nick....its more like an amputation....this kind of uncompromising ideological extremism has no place in our democracy."
Sen. Schumer- "It would make these drastic cuts while providing constitutional protections for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires."
President Obama is already threatening a veto. But at some point, the democrats may be in a position where they have to offer their own plan, or at least say what spending they would be willing to cut.
Watch the video below to get the Senate Democrats' reaction to the current House plan: