For the second time the Senate rejected a House bill funding the federal government, making a government shutdown more likely. For days the Democrats have furiously been painting the Republicans as the boogeymen in this fight, using inflammatory rhetoric on TV and in emails that are too numerous to count. What they don’t want you to know is why we’re even at this point. Of course, the media won’t tell you, but if not for the Democrats’ refusal to responsibly pass budgets year after year we wouldn’t be witnessing these 11th hour showdowns.
The answer is that the budgeting process has completely broken down in recent years, and the two men most responsible for that breakdown are President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. For three consecutive years — 2010, 2011, and 2012 — the Democrat-controlled Senate did not pass a budget bill because Reid knew that it would be a political liability to do so. Passing a budget that detailed the Democrats’ plans for spending and revenue as official policy would have exposed the “something for nothing” swindle that Reid and his colleagues are perpetrating on the American people. Republican challengers campaigning against Democrat senators could have cited their votes for the budget bill, saying that the incumbent voted for this, that, or the other unpopular component of the measure.
Reid and the Democrats knew this. They knew very well that the federal deficit was spiraling out of control, that there was not enough tax revenue to pay the mushrooming cost of entitlement programs (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment, et cetera), and certainly there wasn’t enough revenue to pay for all the boondoggles and giveaways the Democrats voted for in the name of “stimulus.” Adding to this, there was not enough revenue to pay the cost of Obamacare, which Democrats rammed through Congress in March 2010 on a party-line vote. Passing an actual budget would have made clear the unsustainable fiscal nightmare into which Democrat policies have plunged the nation during the Obama Age, and so Harry Reid simply didn’t pass a budget for three years. . . . (Read More)
These Democrats remind me of those crazy parents with Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome. They create crisis after crisis, then revel in the drama. They get the media to sympathize with them, hoping the American people will think they’re being protected from the Big Bad GOP, even though it’s the American people the Democrats are abusing. They’re really sick, if you ask me.