Now that’s Bipartisan! Obama Budget gets ZERO Votes in Senate

OBAMA’S BUDGET AGAIN REJECTED BY EVERY DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN AND INDEPENDENT IN THE SENATE

0-99: Obama’s FY2013 Budget Gets ZERO Votes In The Senate

Today, The Senate Unanimously Rejected President Obama’s Budget. (S.Con.Res.41, Roll Call Vote #97, Motion To Proceed Rejected 0-99, 5/16/12)

  • For The Second Year In A Row, Obama’s Budget Has Failed To Receive A Single Vote In The Senate. “In a 99-0 vote, all of the senators rejected the president’s blueprint. It’s the second year in a row the Senate has voted down Obama’s budget. Obama’s 2012 budget failed 97 to 0 last May after Obama himself last April said he wanted deeper deficit cuts.” (Erik Wasson and Daniel Strauss, “Senate Rejects Obama Budget In 99-0 Vote,” The Hill , 5/16/12)
  • President Obama’s Budget Suffered A Second Embarrassing Defeat Wednesday , When Senators Voted 99-0 To Reject It.” (Stephan Dinan, “Obama Budget Defeated 99-0 In Senate,” The Washington Times , 5/16/12)
  • “Coupled With The House’s Rejection In March, 414-0, That Means Mr. Obama’s Budget Has Failed To Win A Single Vote In Support This Year.” (Stephan Dinan, “Obama Budget Defeated 99-0 In Senate,” The Washington Times , 5/16/12)

0-414: Obama’s FY2013 Budget Got ZERO Votes In The House

“The House On Wednesday Night Unanimously Rejected An Alternative Budget Proposal Based On President Obama’s 2013 Budget Plan, Dispatching It In A 0-414 Rout.” (Pete Kasperowicz, “0-414 Vote: House Clobbers Budget Proposal Based On Obama’s 2013 Plan,” The Hill, 3/28/12)

  • In An Attempt To Downplay “An Ugly-Looking Vote” The White House Called The Vote On Their Budget A “Gimmick.” “The vote came just hours after the White House cast the pending vote as a political ‘gimmick,’ an apparent attempt to downplay what many expected to be an ugly-looking vote for the White House.”(Pete Kasperowicz, “0-414 Vote: House Clobbers Budget Proposal Based On Obama’s 2013 Plan,” The Hill, 3/28/12)

0-97: Last Year, Obama’s FY2012 Budget Was Unanimously Defeated In The Senate

Last Year, Obama’s FY2012 Budget Was Voted Down In The Senate 0-97. “Obama’s budget plans have a poor track record in Congress over the last year. In May 2011, 97 senators voted against a motion to take up his 2012 budget plan – no senator voted in favor of the motion.” (Pete Kasperowicz, “0-414 Vote: House Clobbers Budget Proposal Based On Obama’s 2013 Plan,” The Hill, 3/28/12)

  • “The Senate’s Answer To Not Having A Budget: Vote No On Every Other Plan.” “ They were unable to produce one last year, when they held both chambers of Congress and it’s not clear that any of their divisions over spending and taxing have been bridged. The Senate’s answer to not having a budget: Vote no on every other plan.” (Jonathan Allen, Politico Huddle, 5/26/11)

0: Senate Democrats Have Not Passed A Budget For Over 1,100 Days
And That’s A-OK With The White House

Senate Democrats Have Not Passed A Budget For 1,114 Days, Since April 29, 2009. (S. Con. Res. 13, Roll Call 173; D 53-3, R 0-40, I 2-0, 4/29/09)

  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) Said Last Year That “It Would Be Foolish For Us To Do A Budget At This Stage.” “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it would be ‘foolish’ for Democrats to propose their own federal budget for 2012, despite continued attacks from Republicans that the party is ducking its responsibility to put forward a solution to the nation’s deficit problems. ‘There’s no need to have a Democratic budget in my opinion,’ Reid said in an interview Thursday. ‘It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage.'” (Lisa Mascaro, “Harry Reid: ‘Foolish’ For Democrats To Offer Budget Plan,” Los Angeles Times, 5/20/11)

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Says The White House Has “No Opinion” On Whether The Senate Should Pass A Budget. ABC NEWS’ JAKE TAPPER:The White House has no opinion about whether or not the Senate should pass a budget? The president’s going to introduce one. The Fed chair says not having one is bad for growth. But the White House has no opinion about whether – ” JAY CARNEY:I have no opinion – the White House has no opinion on Chairman Bernanke’s assessment of how the Senate ought to do its business.” (White House Press Briefing, 2/8/12)

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