Skip to comments.Murray: Can't guarantee 2014 budget
Posted on 11/15/2012 10:33:53 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) confirmed Thursday that she will seek the chairmanship of the Senate Budget Committee next year but told The Hill that she cannot commit to doing a budget.
This opens up the possibility that Senate Democrats will avoiding passing a budget resolution for the fourth year in a row.
The last time the Senate passed a standalone budget resolution was in 2009.
This past year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said a budget was not necessary because the top-line spending number for appropriations was set in the August 2011 debt-ceiling deal.
Murray said that an agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff," the looming $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to strike in January, could preclude having to pass a Senate budget next year.
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I gotta get me one of them jobs where I don’t hafta do my job.
Congress is mandated by law to have a budget.
The law mandating a budget was passed by liberal Democrats back in the 70s.
....nevermind, no one is listening.....
A perfect fit for the “Mom in Tennis Shoes” (as she calls herself)
Year on year, voted by hill staffers as the dumbest legislator in Washington
No negotiations until the Senate passes a budget and puts their priorities and positions in writing.
I realize, Ms Murray that - as a democrat - you do not have the capability to count beyond the numbers of your fingers and smelly toes.
Why not let those of us with measurable IQs run the country and idiot bimbos like you can do something more capable of your ability....like....er.....uh....see Paula Broadwell.
In summary, you are worthless sleezbimbo, and are only producing CO2.
... and the massive $780 BILLION "ONE TIME" stimulus of payoffs to unions and indirect 'Rat campaign contributions continues to be baked into the "continuing resolution budget" for the fourth year in a row.
There’s no telling where the money went.
Why am I not surprised?
The Republican House should:
a. Pass a budget and send it to the Senate
b. Leave town.
c. And advise Harry Reid that they're not coming back until the Senate passes a budget and agrees to abide by the Conference Committee's decision.
If that is what is necessary to get the Democrat Senate to meet their Constitutional responsibilities, that is what should be done. It is also an eminently defensible position, whereby every question from the MSM can be met with a justifiable statement that effectively ridicules the Democrat position.
It is time to take a stand against budgetary suicide.
A “Senate Budget Committee” that doesn’t produce a budget is as useless as teats on a boar. Let’s just disband the worthless Senate. That would be one of the best budget-reductions we could make.
Murray doesn’t know how to pass gas...nevermind a budget.
Unbelievable. If this were a sane and just world, crap like this would NOT be permitted. An independent media would go bonkers over such an asinine statement with credit downgrades to the USA and an impending fiscal cliff which threatens its economic future.
“Congress is mandated by law to have a budget.”
Laws, what laws? We make the laws around here.
nothing changes, hope died in Benghazi.
Osama bin Laden builds day care centers Patty Murray (D-WA)
They violate the Constitution every time they refuse to do their job.
Dems hate budgets now, they rather like having blank checks.
Duh. If there’s not budget, there’s accounting for expenditures. If there’s no accounting, more $$$$ can be put into their pockets and into the pockets of our enemies (yes, redundant).
There will not be a budget coming out of the Senate until the GOP gets a majority. Maybe in 2014.
Don’t pass a budget in the House either.
History is filled with examples of armies not getting paid.
The democrats do not want to pass a budget because they have what they want...and have had for 3+ years. The stimulus was added to the 2009 budget. Since they have not passed another budget, that is what stands...the 2009 budget and the stimulus. That is a lot of money. We need to contact our senators and demand they pass a budget, or stop collecting taxes. They cannot have it both ways. We demand a sane, balanced budget. This IS our country, not theirs. It is time we spoke and let them know.
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