More Than 950 Days Since Senate Democrats Passed a Budget

Katie Pavlich

12/5/2011 12:15:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

It is a lawful requirement the Senate pass a budget each fiscal year, but for some reason Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Democrats believe they are above the law. Why? Today is day number 952 since Senate Democrats have passed a budget.

Another inconvenient fact: It is the Republicans who passed — through the House, the only branch of government they control — a real budget that cut $5.8 trillion of spending over the next 10 years. Obama’s February budget, which would have increased spending, was laughed out of the Senate, voted down 97-0. As for the Democratic Senate, it has submitted no budget at all for two and a half years.

Meanwhile, President Obama continues to travel around the country on the taxpayer dime to campaign for the rich to "pay their fair share," while slamming Republican members of Congress. 

President Barack Obama said members of Congress "shouldn’t go home for the holidays."

"Now is the time to step on the gas, not slam on the brakes,” Obama said today in his weekly radio and Internet address. “Unfortunately, too many Republicans in Congress don’t seem to share that same sense of urgency."

Why would Americans at any income level be willing to send Washington more money when Senate Democrats can't even show them where the money will go? Over to you Charles Krauthammer:

Who, then, is do-nothing? Republicans should happily take on this absurd, and central, Democratic campaign plank. Bring Simpson-Bowles to the House floor and pass the most radical of its three deficit-reduction alternatives.

Dare the Senate Democrats to vote down the grandest of all bargains. Dare Obama to veto his own debt commission. Dare the Democrats to actually do something about debt.