Today Marks 1200th Day Since Senate Dems Have Passed a Budget

Leah Barkoukis

8/11/2012 8:56:00 PM - Leah Barkoukis

It’s very fitting that the same day Mitt Romney chose a fiscal and budgetary guru as his VP also marks the 1200th day since Senate Democrats have passed a budget. The debt accumulated during that time? Oh, a mere $5 trillion.

On Friday, Senate Budget Committee Republicans released this infographic to make it clear:

 

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The Weekly Standard has the scoop

In a joint statement, Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan mark the milestone.

“Tomorrow marks another disappointing record for the United States Senate: Senate Majority Leader Reid and his Democrat conference will have gone an unprecedented 1,200 days without adopting a budget plan as required by law," write Sessions and Ryan. "Not only have they failed to adopt a budget, but with America under threat of financial calamity, they have refused to even present a plan for public scrutiny. Last year, Majority Leader Reid said it would be ‘foolish’ to do a budget and the legally required Budget Committee mark-up was cancelled. No plan from his conference has seen the light of day. He refuses to disclose who he plans to tax and how he plans to spend taxpayers’ money."