Thursday, May 17, 2012

O Budget, Where Art Thou?

Yesterday was a budget day in the Senate. Five different budgets were voted on, and all failed. Most notably, President Obama's budget lost by a vote of 0-99. That's better than it previously did in the House, where it lost by the even wider margin of 0-513. So its fortunes are improving. Maybe next time it will get at lest one vote.

Second most notable, not a single Democrat voted in favor of a single budget. So it's not true that the Democrats believe in expanding every government department they find. The Office of Management and Budget is a prime example of their restraint. In fact, it seems to be the most under used agency at this time. Politically savvy Democrats can join the cut-government bandwagon by starting a campaign to get rid of the incredibly wasteful and unnecessary OMB.

Ok, enough with the spin. This is just a hugely embarrassing leadership failure.

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