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Senate Democrats Vote Against the Concept of Balancing the Budget

bizowner Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 4:34 PM
Working for money does not necessarily mean a job. Just having to do something to earn the money is what I mean. Maybe work in things like food banks, charities, hospitals, whatever, until you actually find a job to work.

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...