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Senate Democrats Vote Against the Concept of Balancing the Budget

Mike2446 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 5:30 PM
Seems the dems in Congress are more sheeple than the little people they think to rule... what's the matter DEM, can't think for yourselves or vote the way your constituents want? Have to follow lock step just like they did back in the 30's and 40's

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...