also, one side has offered solutions, ryan and hr1
you may demonize, you may demagogue, but at least the house has MOVED
the party in power, meanwhile, has presented SQUAT
it's two years since the united states senate has fulfilled its fundamental responsibilities by producing a budget
in critical times like ours
Obama Unveils Deficit Plan - WSJ.com
Chart: What Obama's Deficit Reduction Plan Looks Like - Derek Thompson - Business - The Atlantic
That's just a couple of the 1.8 million articles that come up when you type in "Obama deficit reduction plan".
April 14 was possibly the busiest day of my life, and I even knew that he proposed his plan then.
You may not like it, but to say there's no alternate proposal to Ryan's is counter-factual.
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
april 14 was A SPEECH
where is it today---a PLANK in a campaign platform
meanwhile, ON PAPER, today:
Senate Dems' budget in limbo - The Hill's On The MoneySenate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) says he has no immediate plans to mark up a budget, as members of his committee continue to disagree over spending cuts and tax increases.
Conrad said he has additional meetings scheduled with his colleagues Tuesday afternoon and will make an announcement in the coming days on a possible markup.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) cast doubt on whether Conrad's effort will succeed.
"I don't know there is going to be a Conrad budget," Baucus said.
Conrad said there are many issues that need to be resolved in the broad document that covers discretionary entitlement spending levels and tax policy.
Democrats on the Budget panel have clashed over the balance of spending cuts to tax increases. Conrad increased the proportion of tax increases to spending cuts after liberal members of his panel, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), criticized his initial draft.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), a centrist on the panel facing reelection next year, has raised concerns about advancing a budget plan with as much as $2 trillion in tax increases over the next 10 years.
conrad is reid's budget chair, the senate equivalent of ryan
baucus chairs finance
when barack the slasher actually HAS something he'll produce A DOCUMENT
there's a reason HE can't, CONRAD can't
it's been two years since the party in power in the us senate has produced A BUDGET
in times like these
and it doesn't look like 2012 will see one either
meanwhile, the house has PASSED hr1 and ryan, both of which harry sits on
if something isn't done now to fundamentally restructure our budget then our big 3 federal social programs (and state and federal pensions too) will simply not be there in their current forms for the next generation
the deficit for february alone was greater than sum borrowing under w-stands-for-what's-his-name in all of 2007
U.S. sets $223B deficit record - Washington Times
Deficit for Fiscal 2007 Slides - Real Time Economics - WSJ