Tuesday, May 24, 2011

750 Days of No Budget

The Senate -- controlled by Democrats -- has not passed a budget for 750 days.  Are they trying to outlast the Siege of Leningrad?

The House has proposed a budget courtesy of Rep. Paul Ryan. Democrats don't like it, of course, and yet fail to offer a real alternative. All 47 Republican Senators wrote to Harry Reid to demand that he start the budget process. The Democrats' refusal to do their job shows that they fail to comprehend the message votes sent last November. It also raises the question of whether Democrats really want to do the hard work of governing.

Every day that the Senate fails to enact a budget is another day of profligate spending, and another day here the opportunity to address the debt is missed. We cannot afford this delay.

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