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Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate – Washington Times

by on May 17, 2012

“President Obama’s budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.

“Coupled with the House’s rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama’s budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year.

“Republicans forced the vote by offering the president’s plan on the Senate floor.

“Democrats disputed that it was actually the president’s plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn’t actually match Mr. Obama’s budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president’s numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan.

“Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them — a challenge no Democrats took up.”

  1. Anyone else read by Vince Flynn?Someone knocks off three pefurwol politicians, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Banking Committees, and then issues their ultimatum: a zero-based balanced budget, or there will be more killings, basing their righteousness in this course of action on the line in the Declaration of Independence that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government. Basically, you’ve had your chance; get it right, go home, or get removed. I think the when all else fails, vote from the rooftops sentiment is going to get more and more popular as time goes on.

  2. Clearly the George W Bush presidency was fare worse than Obama’s past two years. First, he stole the vote in Florida and stole the elitoecn as a result. He was put into office by the Republican-controlled Supreme Court not by We the People. So clearly just on the aspect of legitimacy Bush had less legitimacy than Obama. Bush took a US budget surplus when he was elected and turned it into record debt in his eight years of irresponsible tax cuts and unfunded foreign wars. Plus, he presided over the transfer of US industry and jobs from the United States to Mexico, China, India, etc. Obama has inherited the train wreck that Bush created and has gotten no help at all from Republicans on creating new jobs and restoring the national economy. Rush Limbaguh stated the Republican strategy from day one when Obama went into office: Republicans should want Obama to fail, because if he succeeds in turning the economy around Republicans will not regain control of the government. So that’s been the Republican strategy for the past two years: do everything they can to make things worse and blame it all on Obama. What kind of people and party are these Republicans to pursue such an agenda? Promote ruin just for the sake of political power! This is the kind of ruthless self-serving behavior one would have expected from Communists 60 or 70 years ago.

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