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Tell Congress: Demand Democrats Present a Budget!

April 29th will mark the third year in a row that Senate Democrats have refused to produce and pass a budget - and President Obama has said nothing of this intransigence.

April 29th will mark the third year in a row that Senate Democrats have refused to produce and pass a budget - and President Obama has said nothing of this intransigence.

Because of their negligence, the American people have been prone to unbridled spending as Congress continually passes "stop-gap" measures designed to fund the government for short periods of time while avoiding their duty to the American people.

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, claimed many times last year that he would produce and pass a budget - which obviously never happened.

Now he's done it again.

Last week, Sen. Conrad claimed once again to be releasing a budget. Sen. Conrad is not running for re-election, and it seemed as though he was going to do what the American people pay him to do: govern. Without the fear of re-election hanging over him, Sen. Conrad should have been able to lay his cards on the table and illustrate to the American people just what "fairness" and "balance" look like to Senate Democrats.

Alas, we should be so lucky.

Literally days later, Sen. Conrad said he would not move a budget, saying:

"This is the wrong time to vote on the floor...I don't think we will be prepared to vote before the election."

Really? This is not the right time to pass a budget that is constitutionally required?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid backed up Sen. Conrad, adding:

"We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year. It's done. We don't need to do it."

Well we know better.

Petition Congress below and tell them that Senate Democrats are violating the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act by refusing to produce a budget. DEMAND that they lay their cards on the table and finally show the American people how they would budget our economy, how would they reduce our deficits, and what would they do about entitlements and taxes. It's time Senate Democrats join the conversation about what to do about our grim fiscal future.

Public Comments
Apr 29th, 2012
Kathy S. from Windermere, FL signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
James H. from Rockbridge, OH signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Sam L. from Kerrville, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Sam L. from Kerrville, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Hastings, MI signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
lynn h. from Randolph, AL signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Gwen W. from Walnut Creek, CA writes:
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Quit playing games pass a budget or don't get paid.
Apr 29th, 2012
Tim R. from Summerville, SC signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Daniel B. from Westbrook, ME signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Cheryl T. from Ipswich, MA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
G. T. from Perry, GA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Linda N. from Bradenton, FL writes:
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The Senate is guilty of malfesance. They could demand that a budget be brought forth and voted on, they don't want to. Our national security, our economy and the morale of our country is being damaged by the lack a budget. This Senate and it's members will be villified by history.
Apr 29th, 2012
AJ A. from Hawthorne, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Rogers, AR writes:
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Vote e. Out,
Apr 29th, 2012
Mel B. from Anchorage, AK signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Clifford F. from Fort Wayne, IN signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Aleksander K. A. from Littleton, CO writes:
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Honourable Senator or House member, what a bad joke. They don't even know what a given Oath means.
Apr 29th, 2012
HOWARD J H. from Randle, WA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Cheryl T. from Ipswich, MA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from West Union, OH writes:
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It's about time to get a budget done and passed. Its been three year's and no budget.
Apr 29th, 2012
charles h. from Saint Peters, MO writes:
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after three years of this i have come to the conclusion that the democrats in the senate can not comprehend the meaning of the word budget
Apr 29th, 2012
Brenda G. from Warsaw, IN signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Jeffrey B. from Chula Vista, CA writes:
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This is just a dereliction of duty!!! Do your job or start looking for a new one come November!!!
Apr 29th, 2012
Gary M. from Virginia Beach, VA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Bobby C. from Leon, IA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
William P. from Naples, FL signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Stella L. from Quitman, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Chicago, IL signed.
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Someone from Kingsport, TN signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Eli & Mary Jo C. from Trout Creek, MT signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
John L. from Indianapolis, IN writes:
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If the Democrats don't sign a budget, we don't need them in congress. I will contact my friends on this problem.
Apr 29th, 2012
JOSEPH M. from Batavia, NY signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Frank M. from Croswell, MI signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Dale M. from Cleveland, TN signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
joseph g. from Yonkers, NY signed.
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Someone from Columbiaville, MI signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Lynn W. from Pacific Palisades, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Randy C. from Kanab, UT signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Charles H. from New Smyrna Beach, FL writes:
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How can they swear to support the Constitution when elected and then refuse to do so. They broke their oath.