Unfortunately, the problem will be House Minority Leader Seifert. On Midmorning with Kerri Miller, Seifert made the following claims in reference to the budget and budget cuts:
"I probably will not be voting for any of these cuts"
"The budget bills come up I will be giving suggestions, ideas and the like on how to balance the budget but I can tell you that the political road is littered with the bodies of house republiacns who made tough decisions on balancing the budget and, both in the house and senate caucus, I would say that in the last 20 years and this is going to sound partisan to people but the Democrats did not have to make the difficult decisions on balancing these budgets, like in '03. We lost 13 people in '04 and lost 19 people in '06 with the rhetoric of all the aweful cuts and fee increases that we put in place. I will be helpful in trying to put suggestions out there but with 87 members of their caucus and 68 needed to pass a bill the voters put those folks in charge and I ... we will help, we will get ideas out there, we will give suggestions and amendments and the like, but we will be the loyal opposition." [Emphasis Mine]
During these unprecedented times, we need bipartisanship and a sense of cooperation to address our challenges, not obstructionism, politics, and road blocks. I also think any GOP member who campaigned on working with others should be asked if they support their leaders vow to vote no on everything.
The full interview:
[The above exchange occurs at roughly 48:00 in the broadcast]