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Monday, October 29, 2012

Three And A Half Years - No Senate Budget

Monday, October 29th, marks exactly three and a half years to the day since the Senate Majority last adopted a budget on April 29th, 2009.  A budget requires only 51 votes to pass and yet the Majority has refused to even meet its legal obligation to draft one.  The WSJ writes in today's editorial ("Harry Reid's Graveyard"):

"…Then there is the Democratic failure on their constitutional obligation of passing a budget...the Senate failed to pass any budget in 2012. Or 2011. Or 2010. The Senate hasn't passed a budget in more than 1,200 daysIn 2011 and 2012 the Senate Budget Committee never even drafted a budget, thus inspiring a House bill to dock the pay of Senate Budget Committee Members for not doing their job.

"Mr. Reid even declared in 2011 that it would be 'foolish for us to do a budget,' no doubt because he thought that would allow voters to see that what Democrats really want is even more spending and higher taxes"

From: Miller, Stephen (Sessions) <Stephen_Miller [at]>

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