Reid-"We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year"

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  1. Trajan
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    1000 days and counting since we have had a formal budget. Its spending pandemonium.

    yes indeed, the do nothing senate.


    Reid: This year's budget is done
    By Vicki Needham - 02/03/12 06:00 PM ET

    Senate Democratic leaders on Friday said they do not intend to bring a fiscal 2013 budget up for a floor vote.

    "We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year — it's done, we don't need to do it," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters on Friday.

    Reid and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued that the debt-limit agreement in August directs spending for the next year and said Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has already asked the heads of the subcommittees to write their appropriations bills for fiscal 2013.

    Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) has said he would probably mark up a budget resolution for 2013, but Reid recently told the Hill he didn't expect any floor action on a measure produced by the panel.

    more at-
    Reid: This year's budget is done - The Hill's On The Money
     
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    I understand, the Senate is supposed to be the voice of reason and deliberate thought before taking action, but what we've seen over the past few years is an abdication of responsibility. Born out of cowardice, afraid of facing the voters by doing something that someone will not like. Or making their president look bad. They are ceding over their authority to the executive instead of doing the job they were elected to do. Shame on 'em.
     
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    Harry, you need to do your damn job, you gutless prick.
     
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    I for one am glad to see the whole farce is now a dead letter.
     

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