Thursday, February 16th, 2012 and is filed under Blog
One would think that Democrats would be pushing their leader’s budget with alacrity. After all, he just released his magnanimous budget proposal, rife with the full array of Democrat tax and spend plans. Yet, there is utter silence from Harry Reid. He won’t even bring the budget to a vote. This from Roll Call:
And, when he [Redi] went to the floor Monday afternoon — long after the budget had been delivered and an 11:15 a.m. embargo had been lifted — Reid focused on the mundane goings-on of the Senate chamber in his opening remarks.
In fact, when Reid did touch on a president’s plan for spending, it wasn’t to reference Obama’s newly proposed budget — or, in fact, any of Obama’s budget plans.
Instead, Reid referenced former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s bold push for a transnational highway system in the 1950s, intoning solemnly that, “President Eisenhower, a Republican, said the investment would pave the way for a new era of American growth.”
He did not note that a key piece of Obama’s budget deals with the need to pass a new authorization of the highway bill, a version of which the Senate is debating this week.
I guess you can’t blame Reid for hiding from Obama’s puerile attempt to produce a budget. This budget will add $9.4 trillion more in debt, bringing out total gross debt to $26 trillion by 2022. This, despite the fact that the budget assumes a $2 trillion increase in taxes and rosy projections of revenue. When Obama’s OMB Director was pressed to give a year when the budget would be balanced under Obama’s proposal, he was caught flatfooted. And for good reason. The budget will never ever balance, even if only part of his plan were implemented.
It speaks volumes when not a single elected Democrat is willing to sponsor the President’s budget in Congress. What a bunch of frauds.
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