Senate Democrats Finally Passed A Budget


After four long years Senate Democrats finally passed a budget. The last time they passed a budget there were no iPads. Of course the budget they passed would raise taxes by a trillion dollars.

The Senate on Saturday narrowly passed its first federal budget in four years, a move that will usher in a relative lull in Washington’s fiscal wars until an anticipated summer showdown over raising the debt ceiling.

The budget plan was passed by a 50-49 vote in the Democratic-controlled chamber. Four Democratic senators facing tough re-election campaigns in 2014 joined all the Senate Republicans in opposing the measure, which seeks to raise nearly $1 trillion in new tax revenues by closing some tax breaks for the wealthy.

The Senate budget, which reflects Democratic priorities of boosting near-term job growth and preserving social safety net programs, will square off in coming months against a Republican-focused budget passed by the Republican-dominated House of Representatives.

The Democrats’ budget never balances, it’s just spend, spend, spend and tax, tax, tax.

Oh, and just look at all of the things that have happened since the last time the Democrats passed a budget: