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Posted on 01/23/2012 5:04:46 PM PST by Sub-Driver
State of the Union address on 1,000th day since Senate Dems passed a budget By Alexis Levinson - The Daily Caller 11:31 AM 01/23/2012 ADVERTISEMENT
Tuesday, the day that President Barack Obama will deliver the State of the Union address, also marks the 1,000th day since Senate Democrats last proposed a budget plan.
House and Senate Republicans will be making this point often over the next 36 hours, flipping on its head the oft-repeated remark by Obama and other Democrats that House Republicans are responsible for the current legislative gridlock.
Senate Democrats abandoned their official duty to prioritize Americans hard-earned tax dollars and tackle our nations most pressing economic challenges dealing a painful blow to fiscal progress that may be felt for some time, said Sen. Jeff Sessions and Rep. Paul Ryan, ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, respectively, in a joint statement released Monday on the subject of the 1,000th day.
This, the two continued, contrasts sharply with the record of the House Republicans.
The last time the Senate passed a budget was April 29, 2009. Senate Budget Committee Republican staff points out that the Senate could have passed a budget without fear of a filibuster, as Senate rules prohibit that action when dealing with a budget.
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That’s at or near the entire length of time JFK served in the presidency. Something to be proud of. I’m sure he will count it as one of his best accomplishments tomorrow night! HA! HA! HEE! HEE!
Oh yes, it calls for a song parody to the tune of “Camelot.”