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.
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Who voted “Present”?
Note to Romney: Mention this A LOT at the debates.
How can Obama defend his “leadership” when his plan got not a single vote from his own party?
If it’s not Obama’s plan then where is Obama’s plan?
This turkey is toast!
wait another 3-1/2 years...
I suspect Kirk from Illinois isn’t back yet.
He!!, the senate has no intention of having a budget!
The first flaming president.
The republican plan is “just” 3.1 trillion negative.
What a country we live in.
Even DUMBOcrats are sick of Obama LOL..just wait for the media to somehow blame Republicans for this
WITH ALL THOSE OLD GUYS AND GALS SOMEONE IS USUALLY SICK OR ON DOCTOR’S ORDERS..............
Whodathunkit? A government that couldn’t pass a Rent-A-Center credit check making financial decisions for the rest of us.
Looks like the RAT Senators are heading for the tall grass.
In addition, the RAT Senators have not put forth a budget of their own in years. A total disgrace. No wonder the Tea Party is gaining strength. And McCain once mentioned the Tea Party was a Fad.
Or, put another way: 99-Obama
A zero for Zero.
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