I last posted on the budget when we went 1000 days without one.
Now we’re about to pass another milestone. This Sunday, April 29th, is the three-year anniversary since the last time we passed a budget.
Not that we haven’t tried…
- Obama’s budget proposal in 2011, based on ideas espoused in his State of the Union address, failed 0-97 in the Senate.
- Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget proposal in 2012 was defeated 0-414 in the House.
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) was seriously thinking about getting a budget on the table, but according to The Hill, he “bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats on Tuesday and postponed a committee vote on a 2013 budget resolution, most likely until after the November elections
the last time Senate Democrats passed a budget, a gallon of gas cost about half what it does now, the debt was $4.5 trillion dollars less than it is today, and ObamaCare was just a twinkle in the president’s eye,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).
Meanwhile, Katherine Revello over at Conservative Ntaews Daily, shared a picture from 4/18/12 from the Twitter account of the GOP Senate Budget Committee (@BudgetGOP) . The empty chairs at that meeting belong to the Democrat members of the Committee. Hard to get much done, I would think.
So, as of Sunday, April 29th, we will be officially 1096 days without a budget. 3 full years. Trillions more in debt.