Skip to comments.Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate
Posted on 05/17/2012 4:45:39 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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.
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Bill Clinton must be rolling over in his smokey love shack.
99 nothing? Who voted “present”?
By the way, it’s the Republicans fault (even though they were in the minority and it also was unanimous).
Hooray for bipartisanship!
One not voting - Republican - Mark Kirk - Illinois
Those DAMNED Republicans are soooooooo racist!!!
Speaking of Obama, I haven't seen him striking his "Mussolini" pose for quite a while now.