(Update at bottom)
Put antother way, there has not been a federal budget since Obama took office.
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the ranking member on the Budget Committee, spoke about the absent budget on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday:
…it has been 742 days since the Senate passed a budget. The Democrat-led Senate has missed the statutory April 15th deadline two years in a row. Is it any wonder this nation is going broke? We are in the middle of a fiscal crisis, and the Senate—unlike the House—has not even passed, let alone presented, a plan to deal with it.
Democrat Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Kent Conrad, continues to blow smoke.
Oh, he says he has a “package,” he says he is very pleased with his package, but where is it? I could say I had a package for that matter. After failure to come up with a budget for almost two years now, they still have not come forth with anything.
It is a lawful requirement the Senate pass a budget each fiscal year, but for some reason Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Democrats believe they are above the law. Why? Today is day number 952 (NOW 960) since Senate Democrats have passed a budget.
Another inconvenient fact: It is the Republicans who passed — through the House, the only branch of government they control — a real budget that cut $5.8 trillion of spending over the next 10 years. Obama’s February budget, which would have increased spending, was laughed out of the Senate, voted down 97-0. As for the Democratic Senate, it has submitted no budget at all for two and a half years.
This is outrageous! And where is the corrupt democrat media on this LAWLESSNESS? Complete Silence.
Posted: 07.09.11 @ 10:36 a.m. Updated: 12.13.11 @ 8:40 a.m.