Four Years

I know your first thought is immediately “That’s how much longer we’re stuck with the clown circus in the White House”, but it’s also another marker for how long it’s been since the “idiot” Harry Reid and his gang of thieves passed a budget:

Tuesday marks the 1,350th day since the Senate passed a budget. The law requires Congress to pass a budget every year, on the grounds that Americans deserve to know how the government plans to spend the trillions of taxpayer dollars it collects, along with dollars it borrows at the taxpayers’ expense. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, who last allowed a budget through the Senate in April 2009, has ignored the law since then.

There’s no mystery why. The budget passed by large Democratic majorities in the first months of the Obama administration had hugely elevated levels of spending in it. By not passing a new spending plan since, Reid has in effect made those levels the new budgetary baseline. Congress has kept the government going with continuing resolutions based on the last budget signed into law.

While Reid has forbidden action, the House has passed budgets as required. Senate Democrats have been highly critical of those budgets, designed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. But under Reid’s leadership, Democrats have steadfastly refused to come up with a plan of their own.

The situation is deeply frustrating for many Republicans. Sen. Jeff Sessions, ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, has conducted a virtual crusade on the issue, loudly and consistently and unsuccessfully demanding that Reid obey the law and pass a budget. Now, with a fight over the debt ceiling approaching, Sessions wants to try something new.

3 Responses to “Four Years”

  1. Syd B. says:

    As hopelessly bad as Reid is and has been (and God knows, that’s really bad), the good people of Nevada re-elected him in 2010, albeit by a slim margin. There was a list of shit as long as your arm, of clear cut reasons to turf this loon/hoax, however, just like with Obama, the electorite chose to ignore them and go the dark side route once again. I used to think this was a result of uninformed and lazy voters, however, I’m beginning to think that there has been a shift in beliefs of the average American that the government’s role is to look after more and more aspects of the citizenry. Years of academic brain manipulation seems to be taking hold.

  2. Mark says:

    It’s a patently illegal strategy, yet it has worked for them so far, so why should the Dems abandon it? They get to spend, obstruct the budget process, then blame the republicans. They’re hand maidens in the media are either too stupid to cover it correctly, or are consciously aiding them.

  3. Mark says:

    I should never post from my phone. I meant “their”…

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