View Poll Results: Will Senate Democrats put out a Budget?

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    1 6.67%
  • No - They will adopt the Obama Budget and try to pass it

    2 13.33%
  • No - They will ignore their duty alltogether and hope the story goes away

    8 53.33%
  • No - they will allow multiple factions to put forth budget proposals and let them all fail

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    Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    They have, after all, not just an ethical, but a legal requirement to do so.

    Will Senate Democrats put out a budget this year, or allow this to be the third year in a row that they have utterly failed in the most basic task of governance and accountability?

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    Re: Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    Probably not, it'll only harm their chances in November. Even though most know the annual deficits we're incurring, it looks even worse on paper.

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    Re: Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    No. Hopeless Harry is like a deer in the headlights and nothing will be done while he leads the herd.
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    Re: Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    The House puts out the budget but the Senate must pass it too. The question should be, "Will the HOUSE will put out a budget that can pass the Senate". We all know the answer to that......NO.
    The House has no intention of producing a budget that has any chance of passing the Senate, how would they blame Dems for not passing a budget then?

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    Re: Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The House puts out the budget but the Senate must pass it too. The question should be, "Will the HOUSE will put out a budget that can pass the Senate". We all know the answer to that......NO.
    The House has no intention of producing a budget that has any chance of passing the Senate, how would they blame Dems for not passing a budget then?
    So you place the entire blame for Senate inaction on the House, even though the Senate doesn't produce any alternative? Bizarre!
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    Re: Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    I think something along the lines of option 4. They will have one primary budget, and a a secondary "plan" put out by the Senate GOP. The GOP won't give any ground, the Democrats won't be able to bring enough of their more conservative members behind the primary plan, and nothing will happen. To put the blame on the Democrats alone is ovbiously a purely partisan action, but they will undoubtedly carry a good share of the blame. The rest of the blame goes to the Senate Republicans who are unwilling to compromise.

    I think something like Ryan's budget is going to come out of the House, and that obviously won't pass because it's going to be an extreme plan.
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    Re: Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter
    I think something like Ryan's budget is going to come out of the House, and that obviously won't pass because it's going to be an extreme plan.
    It's an extreme plan, but these are extreme times. Frankly, Democrats are fools to let it go because it's political suicide. Don't they remember the Contract With America back in Clinton days? That was essentially a Congressional Democrat flush. Quite honestly, Senate Democrats really have no choice but to do something, unless they want to get swapped out and go back to employment in the private sector.

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    Re: Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    Multiple plans will be put out by people from both parties, but none will pass because none will have enough votes. And if it were to pass the Senate, it would have a hard time passing the House as well.
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    Re: Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    Honestly it seems like a lot of conservatives started following politics in 2008. This isn't the first time the Senate hasn't passed a budget...and in fact the Republican controlled Senate has not passed budgets before.

    Since 1983 -- the first year the House and Senate stopped passing two budget resolutions annually and began passing one per year -- the two chambers failed to pass a joint budget bill on four occasions. For fiscal year 2003, the Senate, then under Democratic control, failed to pass a budget resolution of any kind, and on three other occasions (fiscal years 1999, 2005 and 2007) the House and Senate failed to reconcile their different bills and pass a compromise measure. In these latter three cases, the Republicans were in the majority in both chambers of Congress.

    Because Congress always works on the budget resolution for the coming fiscal year, Hoyer is right that a unified Republican Congressional majority failed to pass a finished budget in 2004 and 2006. Hoyer failed to mention the GOP's failure in 1998. Moreover, the Republicans can't be solely faulted for the failure in 2002 to pass a fiscal 2003 budget, because the Democrats controlled the Senate and were unable to pass a budget resolution.
    PolitiFact | Hoyer says GOP 'didn't have a budget' in 2002, 2004, 2006

    Lets get some perspective here...Dems need to put out a budget to contrast the Ryan Budget but no budget will pass Congress this year. It took government shutdowns and defualts in order for this congress to do anything.
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    Re: Will Senate Democrats Put Out a Budget?

    I predict that both parties will create budgets for the sole purpose of grandstanding and nobody will actually give a damn about getting anything constructive done.

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