"Chuck Schumer did us a favor. He exposed their tactic. He's telling his members to deem any spending cut as unreasonable. I don't see how we can do anything if they're not set serious." Cantor said. This he said because of a conference call Sen Schumer was one with four other members, Democratic Sens. Boxer, Cardin, Carper and Blumenthal, not knowing the news outlets were listening in and recording his words. He said to label any spending as extreme. He also said to say Speaker Boehner is boxed in by the Tea Party. This is ridiculous of Senator Schumer,the number three democrat in the Senate, the country is on a precipice of possible financial destruction and he is playing petty politics that is disgusting. He is a fool to be doing that. This county needs real leadership and real leaders who care about the welfare of this great nation, not men who are just trying to make cheap and reckless political points. If we don't fix our spending and debt problem in the not so distant future are economy could collapse or we could fall into hyperinflationism. Calling 100 billion in possible cuts reckless out of a 1.4 trillion dollar deficit is insane. The proposed cuts by republicans are not even 8% of the total deficit. The democratic senate have only been able to come up with 20 billion in proposed cuts out of a 1.4 trillion dollar deficit. Now that is only 1.4% of the deficit. Are they serious out of 1.4 trillion dollars they can only find 1.4% in cuts to make?