Ruling: Senate Democrats May Be Forced To Vote On Obama's Budget...

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    Pretty bleak times when U.S. Senators have to be forced to vote on a proposed budget.


    Harry Reid loses procedural ruling on budget vote

    The Senate’s chief referee has issued a key ruling against Majority Leader Harry Reid, POLITICO has learned — a move expected to bring unwanted election-year pressure on the Nevada Democrat to act on politically dicey budget bills.

    Newly appointed Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, whom Reid recommended for the job, has decided that last summer’s deal on the debt ceiling and spending caps does not preclude the Senate from taking up other budget resolutions this year. The ruling could force vulnerable Democrats to cast tough votes that hurt them in November, a situation Reid and other leaders are eager to avoid as they work to protect their fragile majority.

    The written opinion, shared late last week with a handful of Democratic and GOP senators, gives Republicans significantly more leverage to push for votes on budgets of their choosing. It could mean roll calls on Rep. Paul Ryan’s House-passed GOP budget plan and others offered by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Democrats would gladly vote down the Ryan blueprint, which Obama described Tuesday as a “radical” vision that guts funding for Medicare and education.

    But a version of President Barack Obama’s own $3.6 trillion budget proposal, which the House unanimously rejected last week, also could come to the Senate floor, ensuring an embarrassing replay of last year when not a single senator voted for the president’s budget.

    Read more: Harry Reid loses procedural ruling on budget vote - Scott Wong - POLITICO.com
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    this ought to be interesting.
     
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    Let's not remind the democrats about last years credit rating down grade.
     
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    This has to be the worst Senate in U.S. History. Won't even vote on a Budget? Yikes!
     
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    Vote? Hell, Reid won't even permit debate on a budget.
     
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    The American people are on a budget, why isn't our government?

    How can our government send GSA workers to Vegas and lose billions on Green energy scams while it racks up trillion deficits?
     
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