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Senate Democrats Vote Against the Concept of Balancing the Budget

RiffRaff Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 1:04 AM
Chasing unicorns is expensive. The Democrats can't chase those dreams and stay in a budget, heck, they can't even create a budget that competes with the President's budgets. And we know how well his budgets have done in Congress. The American Senate is corrupt and out of control. Those responsible should pay, it's only fair.

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...