Skip to comments.Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate
Posted on 05/16/2012 1:44:58 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.
Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year.
Republicans forced the vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor.
Democrats disputed that it was actually the president's plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president's numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them a challenge no Democrats took up.
"A stunning development for the president of the United States in his fourth year in office," Mr. Sessions said of the unanimous opposition.
The White House has held its proposal out as a "balanced approach" to beginning to rein in deficits. It calls for tax increases to begin to offset higher spending, and would begin to level off debt as a percentage of the economy by 2022. It would produce $6.4 trillion in new deficits over that time.
By contrast the chief Republican alternative from the House GOP would notch just $3.1 trillion in deficits, and three Senate Republican alternatives would all come in below $2 trillion.
The Senate is holding votes Wednesday on Mr. Obama's budget, the House GOP's budget and the three Senate Republican alternatives. None was expected to gain the 50 votes needed to pass the chamber.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
This turkey is toast!
It’s looking like it more every day.
99-0 Is this the second or third time this has happened in the Senate? This is beginning to smell like the democRATs and repubs (inside the Senate) have inside information and none of them want to be held responsible for holding inside information on the current economic situation away from the American public. Don’t know exactly what to think ... though 99-0 speaks volumes.
“And McCain once mentioned the Tea Party was a Fad.”...
Good one McLame!...Don’t look now but the Tea Party is everywhere!...Boo!
Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year... Democrats disputed that it was actually the president's plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document... Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them -- a challenge no Democrats took up.That's because they're liars.
This would seem to be pretty good political fodder for Romney.
Someone sent this to me yesterday which fits with your post.
I suspect brainiac ‘PLUGS’ was there to cast the deciding vote in case or a tie....
Jimmy Carter’s smile just got bigger.
I wonder how MSNBC will spin this one ??
close vote.. : )
I think that this is the second year for a Senate vote with none voting in favor.
A landslide would be too close for comfort with the evil and putrid man named 0bama.
Thanks, for the info. Looks bad ... watching the videos. Dang, should have yelled louder when President Reagan was in office. Appears to be later than first thought. Suspected such but the videos bring it home.
Man, that is what I call a total butt kicking!
Just like what the Thunder is going to do to the Lakers.
” A landslide would be too close for comfort with the evil and putrid man named 0bama.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.