Democrat Senate Punts On Budget Yet Again
It’s not like passing a budget is a Constitutional duty and law or anything (via Hot Air)
(The Hill) Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats on Tuesday and postponed a committee vote on a 2013 budget resolution, most likely until after the November elections.
Conrad on Wednesday will begin a committee markup of a resolution based on the Bowles-Simpson deficit recommendations, but told reporters there is no date scheduled on which the markup vote would occur.
“This is the wrong time to vote in committee; this is the wrong time to vote on the floor,” he said. “I don’t think we will be prepared to vote before the election.”
It’s been 1059 days since the Senate last did their Constitutional duty and passed a bill. And, as Keith Hennessey points out
It’s not a markup if you don’t vote.
The job of a Member of Congress is to vote on legislation, not to talk about legislation. Talk is sometimes helpful but If Members of Congress are not voting they’re not doing their job.
Democrats are simply getting together for a pow-wow to make it look like they are Doing Something, when, in fact, they are accomplishing as much as a bunch of drunken college students having a bull session about how they are going to change the world. Then pass out.