Friday, March 30, 2012

No Senate Budget

No Senate Budget But It Ponders Buffett Rule Law

 The Senate hasn't passed a budget in over a thousand days, yet it has time to consider one member's bill to make the no-growth logic of the administration's favorite billionaire the law of the land.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat from the state ranking among the highest in foreclosures and unemployment, would prefer leaving the ship of state to drift rudderlessly. "We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year — it's done, we don't need to do it," Reid told reporters Friday.

Rep. Ryan's budget passed by the House with 10 GOP defections

By Pete Kasperowicz - 03/29/12 03:26 PM ET
The Republican-led House approved Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget plan on Thursday by a 228-191 vote, as 10 GOP lawmakers defected and not one Democrat backed the measure.
The passage of the Ryan's blueprint represented a significant political victory for House GOP leaders, who have struggled to pass high-profile legislation in recent months. Democrats ripped Ryan's resolution, claiming it would end Medicare "as we know it" and predicting it would backfire on the GOP this fall.
This year's vote was by a narrower margin than the 2011 vote that passed Ryan's budget 235-193. Four Republicans bucked their party last year.

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