Nancy Pelosi Feels Left Out on Debt Talks

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Jun 25, 2011 3:34 PM

Madam Pelosi apparently has been feeling a little left out of the debt ceiling negotiations-or non-negotiations- occurring on Capitol and is now demanding she be included before a final decision is made according to The Hill:

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will demand a seat in the table for the final talks on the national debt limit, putting a strong liberal voice in the room.

Pelosi and House Democrats were left out of the negotiations between President Obama and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last year that extended nearly all of the Bush tax rates though 2012.

Pelosi didn’t participate in the final high-level talks over fiscal 2011 spending levels either.

But now she’s demanding her say at a time when many of her House Democratic colleagues are disappointed in Obama’s level of consultation with their caucus.

Flexing her muscle, Pelosi asked for and got a meeting with Obama on Thursday morning to discuss the next phase in the negotiations.

Just what we need, another strong liberal voice in the room demanding tax hikes that affect everyone in America, not just the so-called "rich." Apparently a democrat majority in the Senate, Harry Reid, Joe Biden and President Obama just aren't enough. 

Let's recall what happened last time Nancy Pelosi was involved in passing major legislation.