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Old 04-15-2012, 05:30 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Will Senate Democrats Finally Write a Budget? | Power Line

They are required to by law and haven't. Personally, I don't think they will. It's so much easier to criticize Paul Ryan's budget and it avoids taking a strong position of your own. It's also much easier to talk about contraceptives and the Buffett rule.

Then again, these people have been in power and you might expect leadership to, well, lead and follow the law.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Of course they won't.

I think this would be a great topic for a poll.

In fairness, only the House is required to draft a budget.

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Sen. Conrad, chair of the budget committee said last week that a senate budget would be presented AFTER the election in Nov.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:13 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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The leftists won't do anything. They'll criticize Ryan's (or anyone's) plan because they themselves don't have a plan or put one together. In fact, they don't want to put anything together. Leftists don't lead and won't back up any claim to a so-called "solution". They're lazy, and they know it.

Liberals just don't want the American people to know that.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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They've already tried, but the right wing goons just shut it down to push their radical right plans instead. There is no reason to keep wasting congress' time and taxpayer dollars when the GOP idiots refuse to get their heads out of their rears.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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It didn't take long for the usual leftist apologists to show up to blame the Republicans for what the Democrats have utterly failed to do for YEARS.

The Democrats in the Senate won't come out with a budget, their base will vote for them no matter what they do so they only risk alienating the undecideds. They'll wait until after the election in November and either start immediately blaming the Republicans for not having a budget if they lose control of the Senate, or come out with one of their own because they know they'll have 6 years for the fools who voted for them to forget about it before the next election.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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It's better to run the government on continuing resolutions -- which is just as legal and binding as a budget, than to pass a budget, like the Ryan Budget, that has the wrong priorities, such as lowering taxes more on the rich and gutting programs for the poor and middle class, while actually increasing the deficit. End of story.
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