Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Shameful Senate Scorecard: 1,100+ Days Without a Budget

Hat tip goes to U.S. Senator John Cornyn from Texas who points out the need for our Federal Government to go on a diet to curb its obscenely obsessive spending habit.

Over 1,100 Days Without a Budget
It's been over 1,100 days since the United States Senate, under the leadership of Harry Reid, has passed a budget. Sen. Reid has candidly admitted that the reason he has refused to bring a budget to the floor for a vote is that he doesn't want his Democratic colleagues to have to take a tough vote during an election year.
This shows a disappointing lack of leadership. We've been having elections every other year since the founding of our Republic. A fiscal blueprint for a country over $15 trillion in debt should not be held hostage to politics. But that seems to be the way Sen. Reid would have it. In response, Senate Republicans offered several different budgets on the floor for votes this week. Each was voted down by our Democratic colleagues, including the President’s budget, which failed to receive even one vote.
“It’s been over 1,100 days since Senator (Harry) Reid allowed a budget to come to the floor (of the Senate), which strikes me as kind of all-you-can-eat diet. That is not really a diet. Uncle Sam needs to be put on a diet, and to live within our means. Forty cents of every dollar is borrowed money …”  --- Sen. John Cornyn, (R-TX)

1 comment:

  1. Cornyn is just another political hack. Notice his name is missing from the list of Senators who voted for Rand Paul's and Mike Lee's budget resolutions.