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Thursday, February 09, 2012

1106 Days And Counting...and No Democrat Budget

At least they are consistent in the breaking of their own laws. It's now been almost three years since a budget was passed by the Democrat-controlled Senate as the WSJ explains.

The Senate last passed a budget 1,106 days ago—that would be almost three years—and now the White House is telling Democrats not to bother this year either. Harry Reid will be pleased, because last week the Majority Leader said he had no plans to do so.

Asked yesterday about the lack of a Senate budget, spokesman Jay Carney said that "Well, I don't have an opinion to express on how the Senate does its business with regards to this issue." ABC's Jack Tapper pressed, incredulously, "The White House has no opinion about whether or not the Senate should pass a budget?"

Mr. Carney reiterated that President Obama has "no opinion," only that he "looks forward to the Senate acting on the policy initiatives contained within his budget." But Mr. Carney refused to say the Senate should act by even proposing a budget, let alone, you know, actually passing one.

The truth is that they can't pass a budget. If they do, it will show everyone that they have already spent the next few years budgets in Obama's first term.