Time short, tempers flare in budget showdown - Yahoo! News The Republican House proposed spending bills and the Democratic Senate refused all of them. And the Democrats refuse to get serious on Budget cuts. The Republicans submitted budgets with 60 billion in cuts, the Senate Democrats rejected them and came back with a paltry 10 billion in cuts. The House was won on a promise to CUT the budget. The House is living up to that promise while the Democrats play with fire.