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Senate Democrats "Back Off," "Punt," "Fail" to Pass Budget Again
In yet another epic “fail,” Senate Democrats have decided to “back off” and “punt” on passing a budget for the third year in a row, throwing in the towel on what Democratic leaders once called the “most basic responsibility of governing.” That means Democrats have NO BUDGET to address our national debt that now exceeds $15.6 trillion, including the $5 trillion in debt that has already been added during President Obama’s short tenure where we’ve seen “four straight years of trillion-dollar-plus deficits.”
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement about the Democrats’ failure to pass a budget yet again:
“The Democrat-controlled Senate’s ongoing failure to pass a budget has become one of the most embarrassing spectacles in Washington. A budget is the most basic function of government, and today’s decision by Chairman Conrad to shrink from responsibility and accountability is especially perilous given the debt-fueled economic crisis staring us in the face. This unserious approach to budgeting has serious consequences for Americans families. … In the wake of the Senate’s latest failure, House Republicans will continue to do the work Americans sent us here to do: ensuring that we keep the American promise of leaving our children with a stronger nation and greater opportunity than our parents gave us.”
Stopping Washington from spending money it doesn’t have is a key part of the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators. The Republican budget, Speaker Boehner says, is “the only responsible budget in town” and it’s “good for our economy and our future” because it “cuts spending, promotes small business jobs, repeals ObamaCare, and implements a real ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy.” Learn more about the House GOP budget at budget.house.gov.