Do Nothing Senate? Democrat-Controlled Senate set to reject Obama and Ryan Budgets

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    May 16, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    It's bizarre that the Senate Democrats wouldn't at least back the Obama Administration's Budget.

    http://freebeacon.com/do-nothing-democrats/

    Senate Democrats are poised to continue their impressive streak of budgetary negligence on Wednesday by unanimously rejecting as many as five different budgets, including the one offered by President Obama. Republicans, meanwhile, are hoping that voters will pick up on the disturbing trend.

    The Democratic-led Senate has not formally proposed a federal budget resolution in more than three years, and is not expected to offer one Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and Budget Committee chairman Kent Conrad (D., N.D.) have made explicitly clear that they have no intention of doing so before the November election.

    Senate Republicans plan to offer four GOP budgets—authored by Sens. Mike Lee (R., Utah); Rand Paul (R., Ky.); Pat Toomey (R., Pa.); and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.)—as well as the president’s budget. None of them are expected to draw any support from Democrats.

    It would mark the second year in a row that Senate Democrats have unanimously opposed the White House budget proposal. The House of Representatives has already voted to reject Obama’s budget 414-0.

    In total, members of Congress have cast more than 500 votes in favor of what is widely seen as the official Republican budget (Ryan’s) and zero in support of the president’s plan.
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    May 16, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    The Obama budget was never intended to be taken seriously by anyone. He only created it because it was required and that was one area he did not want to blatantly ignore.
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    May 16, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/227857-senate-rejects-obama-budget-in-99-0-vote

    99-0 this year and I believe it was 97-0 last year. WTF is going on?