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Letter: Why no budget?

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Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012 4:07 pm

I find it amazing that conservatives in Congress are being blamed for our budget woes. The last Democratic Congress passed a budget and the Republican Congress has now passed two budgets so where is the hang up?

It has now been more then 1,000 days since Senate Democrats have even introduced a budget resolution. Why?

Once the budget resolution has been introduced there must be a final vote taken after no more then 50 hours of debate and votes taken on individual amendments that have been offered by Senators. There can be no filibuster so 51 votes would pass an amendment and, finally, a budget. What is Senator Reid afraid of? Is he trying to protect Senate Democrats from having to cast a series of difficult election-year votes?

Harold L. Gee


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