Skip to comments.Senior Democrat says US Senate will finally pass a budget this year
Posted on 01/20/2013 12:21:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
A senior U.S. lawmaker said on Sunday that he and fellow Senate Democrats, for the first time more than in three years, intend to meet Republican demands to finally pass a U.S. budget.
Senator Charles Schumer, the chambers No. 3 Democrat, said, however, that the spending plan will include proposed new revenue despite Republican warnings that they won't go along with more any tax hikes.
President Barack Obamas Democrats control the Senate, but havent passed a budget since 2010 amid disagreements within the party over possible spending cuts, particularly in entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.
This has drawn the ire of Republicans who accuse them of a dereliction of duty that has undermined efforts to reduce spending and the U.S. debt.
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Of course, these guys also promised our taxes would go down and our healthcare bills would drop....
Still on it with the “Senate has to pass/start/propose a budget” crap....The Senate cannot solely initiate a bill that involves money! This, at least has to be passed/conferenced in the House....Consitutional idiots...
I would guess that they are worried about 2014, but then again talk is cheap.
The polls must be showing that Americans are starting to notice.
Thats how Chuckie goes thru life
Just once I would like to see a republican point out that the huge budget cuts democrats talk about, have managed to increase spending by 6 trillion dollars. Point out that if your pay decrease by 100 dollars, do you really get to spend more money?
The only reason they are doing this is to add new taxes as a way to get them passed.
Your wallet is in danger.
Looks like the GOP announcement that they would be stopping Senate salaries unless a budget was passed worked after all.
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Everybody knows these programs are out of control, and yet no one will do anything about it.
It is akin to being in a car driving into a brick wall at 90 mph, and none of the passengers want to tell the driver to apply the brakes.
I don’t know about you, but I have been in the back seat screaming stop for years now.
This is the first time this has been reported by the MSM I think.
For what reason? Total waste of time.
It’s a set up....even bohner can see...
All this means is that the House will do a budget, and the Senate, if Harry Reid lets them, will do a budget, and then it will have to go to a closed door reconciliation conference where the horse trading will begin in earnest.
Then back to the House and the Senate for an up or down vote.
And during the whole process, Barry will just sit there like an infected boil, at intervals threatening to veto it if it isn’t exactly what he wants with the Republicans getting nothing. But if they actually make a bill, he will sign it, while b*tching, then claim credit for anything good in it, and blaming the Republicans for anything bad in it.
The guy really is much like an infected boil.
Of course you do! Use your kid's credit card! (sarcasm tag at option of reader)