I love this story. The Democrat controlled Senate has not passed a budget since April 2009. Both the House and Senate are Constitutionally mandated to produce a budget every year. The House has been the only entity to have the balls to put something on paper and take a position. Their reward, constant crap from the Dems.
The Senate.....which had the power to approve Obama's proposed budget.....voted it down 99-0. They have taken no position on any budget in 4 years! That's leadership you can depend on.
So now the Repubs are saying....You want the debt limit extended....fine....we'll extend a further 3 months to give the Senate time to actually do their job and pass a budget. No budget...no debt ceiling change. I love it. Here's the quote from Eric Cantor (he's my Congressman...God love 'em).
"The first step to fixing this problem is to pass a budget that reduces spending. The House has done so and will again. The Democratic Senate has not passed a budget in almost four years, which is unfair to hardworking taxpayers who expect more from their representatives. That ends this year," Cantor said in a statement from the House Republican retreat here on Friday. "We must pay our bills and responsibly budget for our future. Next week, we will authorize a three-month temporary debt limit increase to give the Senate and House time to pass a budget. Furthermore, if the Senate or House fails to pass a budget in that time, members of Congress will not be paid by the American people for failing to do their job. No budget, no pay."
Here's a link to the full story. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/....-election.html