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1,000 Days

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/01/02


We are fast approaching the inglorious 1,000 day mark. No actual attempts by the Democrat-controlled Senate to write a Federal Budget for nearly 1,000 days. This despite the Constitutional imperative and the Federal Law requiring such.

In the run-up to the 2008 elections, Nancy Pelosi’s Democrat-controlled House and Harry Reid’s Democrat-controlled Senate refused to send a budget to Republican President George W Bush, waiting instead until Democrat Barack Obama was inaugurated. They then produced the most deficit-ridden, spend-happy budget in the history of the US. But since that April 2009 Budget — which was supposed to have been done before November 2008 — the Democrats have steadfastly refused to attempt to create a Budget.

As 2009 came to a close, there was no new Budget even proposed for upcoming 2010 from either of the Democrat-held Houses of Congress, and as 2010 came to a close, there was again no new Budget even proposed for upcoming 2011 from either of the Democrat-held Houses of Congress. The reason for their reluctance to do their Constitutional duty and their reluctance to obey Federal Law is very straight-forward: The Democrats feared if they produced a Democrat Budget plan, the national outcry to oust Democrats from office would be even greater than it already was.

In 2011, the new, Republican-controlled House of Representatives did their Constitutionally and Federally mandated duties and produced a Federal Budget, which they then sent to the Senate. And Harry Reid and his Democrat-controlled Senate refused to even attempt to obey Federal Law and the Constitution. Harry Reid refuses to even attempt a Budget despite being required by Law to do so. It has been over 975 days now since the last Budget was passed and it will be another 380 days before another Budget is even attempted in the US Senate.

And Democrats deign to speak about irresponsibility when they are so transparently irresponsible in their refusal to obey the Law? November, 2012 is looking better by the day.

2 Responses to “1,000 Days”

  1. Yorkshire said

    Dems do nothing then blame the Replicans. Yeah, that’s the story, that’ how it works. Just like the payroll tax reduction. BO wanted a year for the 2%, so the House went along with that and sent a bill to the Senate. The Senate passed the Bill, but made it Two Months instead of a year. And then the Dems passed back to the House with the amendment which BO went along with. BO wanted a year and got, then the DEM run Senate changed to 2 months and BO said he wanted that too. Then the Dems dropped this turd on the house and ran out town (the cowards) leaving the House with a pile of sh!t. Then blamed the Republicans who were blind sided.

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  2. AOTC said

    i think the gist of the whole thing is that if they dont put anything concrete forth, they are not bound by any restraints. the blame game is merely a distraction. it is sort of how they view ‘rule of law’. dont acknowledge the law and *bingo* no worries about violating it.

    its classic spendthrift MO. its similar to how average citizens/fmilies get onto financial trouble of their own making. just refuse to see the absolute math of income versus outgo, then go ahead obtain the thing(s) you want based on emotional vindication.

    for some, absolutes (like math) are merely pesky things that get in the way of what is wanted moral/ethical absolutes are denied and violated in much the same way for much the same reasons.

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