Saturday, May 21, 2011

Senator Cantwell is taking another year off

Senator Maria Cantwell, Harry Reid, Chuck* Schumer and their 50 Demo colleagues (counting Sanders and Lieberman) did not produce a budget last year for FY 2011. What is their job if not to produce the budget?

Now they are past the deadline for the first step in the budget process for FY 2012, which is to set the broad parameters of the budget breakdown, so the committees can each take their part of the budget allocation. Then, until the end of the summer they do the budget allocation for the committee's area. After that is complete in September they bring the committee pieces together for the overall budget, which they have to pass before September 30.

Last year they produced nothing. They did nothing!

Now, being past the deadline for the first step, the Senate Democrats stopped working on the budget. Why? Distinguished Harry Reid will explain it to us. This demonstrates how fit he is to rule. LA Times

"There's no need to have a Democratic budget in my opinion," Reid said in an interview Thursday. "It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage."

Foolish, Harry? It's the job you promised to do. Poor Harry is afraid. It takes some guts to face the bad situation we are in and work to fix it. It's much easier to sit back and take shots at the adults who step up.

Senator Maria Cantwell will explain to us why she is taking another year off. Two years. Why not replace her with someone who will take their oath seriously and do his/her job?

Link: Hot Air on Senator Conrad's "Responsibility Deferment Committee."

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