State Representative Mark Abel of Festus, the top Democrat in the House, criticizes Republicans for attacking Governor Holden and defends Holden’s budget policy. Abel says Republicans have demanded too many restrictions of the Governor, warning Holden not to present the House with a budget relying on increased revenue to balance. Abel says Republicans simply want to make Holden out as the bad guy during these tough economic times. Abel criticizes Republicans for attacking the Governor while offering no real alternatives to handle the revenue shortfall in the coming fiscal year.