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Senate Democrats Vote Against the Concept of Balancing the Budget

BBZing Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 3:11 PM
See you Sunday then is usually what we hear. I'll leave a ticket for you at the will-call window, and a beer.

Let's face it: Budget fights aren't always the sexiest of topics, but since yesterday, the US Senate has been debating a series of amendments to the chamber's first budget resolution in nearly four years.  Here are a few significant developments so far:
 

(1) Senators defeated Jeff Sessions' provided that would have required the Democratic majority to balance their budget within ten years using any combination of tax increases, cuts, and reforms they'd like.  This was essentially a "show us how you'd balance the budget" amendment.  It failed 46-53, with all Republicans and West Virginia's Joe Manchin voting...