"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Senate Democrats MIA Budget for FY2012

The Senate Democrats are already six weeks behind when the budget is required by statute. Is this going to be another year where there is not a budget agreement until we are in 2012? The House budget is passed so why is it taking the Democrats so long to put their budget in place so it can be voted on and then go to conference committee? The Republican House has met the deadline for a budget but the Senate Democrats are dithering just like their leader by promising a budget and then not producing one.

Under the Obama Democrats in the Senate, their actual duties have faded away with more time being spent on power grabbing by the federal government as well as hiring more government employees at an amazing rate.

Are so many Senate Democrats retiring because they don't want to answer to the American people in 2012 on what took them so long to do their duty of writing a budget. The head of the Senate Budget Committee, Kent Conrad (D-ND), is one of those who is going to retire but he still won't put a budget forward. What is in the Democrat budget they are afraid for Americans to see? Did Conrad really give into Bernie Sanders of VT to take the budget left by adding more money for favorite projects? Do no Democrats in the Senate have a backbone?

Democrats: Where Is Your Budget?
May 14, 2011 Posted by John at 8:41 PM

The inability of the Democratic Party to come up with a budget that it can even propose to the American people is the biggest news story of the day. It would be nice if somebody decided to cover it. Yesterday, the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee commented on the Democrats' paralysis:

With the statutory committee deadline having been missed by six weeks, and with 744 days gone by since the Democrat-led Senate passed a budget, it was reported that this week Senate Democrats would finally produce a budget and hold a markup. But no budget was produced and the markup was delayed yet again. ... [Ranking member Jeff] Sessions summarized the "big problem" facing Democrat leaders during a joint interview with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan on Greta Van Susteren: "they cannot bring forth a budget their members support that the American people will support, and they understand that, they know that, and they've got a big problem." ...

Reports surfaced this week that Senate Democrats' long-awaited budget plan had not been scheduled for committee action, or shared outside of closed-door meetings with the Democrat caucus, because Chairman Conrad lacked the votes to move the budget out of his committee - particularly, it appeared, the vote of Senator Bernie Sanders. The Hill reported that Senator Conrad shifted the Senate Democrat budget further to the left as a result, coupling every dollar of savings with a dollar in higher taxes - even as the President asserted his so-called framework would achieve three dollars in savings for every one dollar in cuts, albeit a claim that is not borne out by the numbers. ...

Following these revelations, [Congressional Quarterly] published a report indicating that the Senate Democrat Budget had even fewer savings than advertised - cutting only $1.5 trillion over the course of 10 years.

Every intelligent American knows that the federal government is facing a budget crisis that threatens our country's future, yet the Democrats apparently are incapable of coming up with a plan to dig out of the hole their profligate spending has created. What could be clearer evidence of the intellectual bankruptcy of liberalism?

Source: Powerline
The term 'intellectual bankruptcy of liberalism' describes today's Democrats led by Obama as they have tried to take this Country toward the left and socialism. They have been very successful at putting mandates on the states and spending the United States into a huge deficit that Republicans are trying to cut so our children and grandchildren will not be saddled by the debt. Democrats who claim to care about the 'little people' could care less about getting the Government spending under control which would help everyone.

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