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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
LeRoy C. from San Francisco, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
James K. from Nanuet, NY signed.
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Allen S. from Hilbert, WI signed.
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Kathleen M. from Nokomis, FL signed.
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Mathew D. from Roseville, CA signed.
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William U. from Conway, AR signed.
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Michael W. from Lexington, AL signed.
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Someone from Hot Springs National Park, AR signed.
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Someone from Missouri City, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Mary G. from Kingman, AZ signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Frank L. from Langhorne, PA writes:
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I would't last a day in my town as a Borough Councilman, if I was doing what the elected and paid officials are. STOP the BS and do the peoples work or get OUT!! NOW!!!
Apr 29th, 2012
Frank L. from Langhorne, PA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Paula R. from Bakersfield, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Polo, IL signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Crossville, TN signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
John G. from Nicholasville, KY writes:
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once again..... lack of enforcement of laws that are already on the books... pass a budget please or get out of the way
Apr 29th, 2012
Paul B. from Burlington, CO signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Atlanta, GA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
sandy k. from Trenton, OH signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Roger B. from San Diego, CA writes:
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Stand up for America and do your jobs. Cut out all the programs that America can survive without, and only keep the one's that are vital for America. Stop playing America versus politics.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Hollywood, MD signed.
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David F. from Richlands, NC signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Howard O. from Glen Burnie, MD signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Charles C. from Clarksville, TN writes:
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I urge those were elected by the people to do what the people are requesting and expecting, which is to investigate obama's qualifications and then impeach him. He is not qualified to be POTUSA. And if he has nothing to hide, whu will he not release the records which will prove one way or the other the true facts about him. And why is Congress and the Senate so afraid to pursue his qualifications?
Apr 29th, 2012
WESLEY H. from Newburgh, IN signed.
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Douglas K. from Reno, NV signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Carl F. from Washington, UT signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Ron D. from Vero Beach, FL writes:
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I cannot believe that you guys have not passed the budget in three years. Who in the hell do you think you are. You take a pay check every month and with all the benefits you get to govern and you can't do what your suppose to do. This congress is a disgrace to the American people and every one of you should be impeached along with that clown in the "White House". I hope you guys will be voted out in the next election. We sure don't need or want you if you can't do the job. We pay you too much anyway. This one American combat veteran is disgusted with you all of you. None of you has a backbone and we don't need you.
Apr 29th, 2012
Evelyn B. from Redmond, OR signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Spokane, WA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
annette p. from Hot Springs Village, AR writes:
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make ar. part of a new beginning,get together and stop this nonsense
Apr 29th, 2012
John P. from Milwaukee, WI signed.
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James E C. from Carson, CA signed.
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Robert C. from Morris, IL signed.
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Brannie and Kirsten B. from Sonoma, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Shirley M. from Mohnton, PA writes:
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CONGRESS MUST WAKE UP TO WHAT THE DEMS ARE DOING!!! THEY ARE VIOLATING THE 1974 CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET AND IMPOUNDMENT CONTROL ACT!!!! SO CONGRESS GET YOUR BUTTS IN GEAR AND FORCE THE SENATE TO DO THEIR JOBS ASAP!!!!!
Apr 29th, 2012
Randall M. from Jeffersonville, IN signed.
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Joe and June D. from Kihei, HI signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
francisca g. from Deering, ND writes:
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It's good that YOU(Conrad) are not running...seems you are and have been just as corrupt and negligent in you duties...
Apr 29th, 2012
Lloyd M. from Frisco, TX signed.