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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
Lloyd M. from Camden, TX signed.
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Felix P. from Middlesex, NJ signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Philip F. from Tucson, AZ writes:
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Remember"We The People"!
Apr 29th, 2012
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Daniel H. I. from Tonasket, WA writes:
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Obey the law, and do the job we are paying you for!
Apr 29th, 2012
Robert R. from Gainesville, VA writes:
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It is a sad time for the U.S.A. History will not be kind. Truth will then be told concerning obama and his untouchable cronies. Just a shame our children will be ones to suffer. Ignorant people,entitlement recipients,dumb asses that voted for his "Change" slogan needed to study it further. America has been sold out.
Apr 29th, 2012
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kenneth c. from Columbus, OH writes:
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We the people need to fire all of them and impeach the president for breaking the laws that he has hell Nixon was for a lot less!!!
Apr 29th, 2012
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Someone from Orlando, FL writes:
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IF THEY NEGLECT TO DO THEIR DUTY, VOTE THEM OUT!
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jamie l. from Bastrop, LA writes:
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IF YOU CAN'T DO YOUR JOBS , YOU DON'T NEED TO BE THERE ,YOUR NOT TO GET PAID,CLEAN OUT WASHINGTON NOW
Apr 29th, 2012
Kay S. from Lima, OH signed.
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Clay W. from Louisville, KY signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Audrey M. from Portola, CA writes:
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I called Senator Feinstein's office twice and was told the Senate had passed a budget and it was S365. I look it up. It did not look like a budget to me. The Senate needs to pass a budget now. Three years without a budget, I don't believe they can called them selfs leaders.
Apr 29th, 2012
jerry b b. from Houston, TX writes:
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Do your job! Pass a budget now!
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Ralph B. from Liberty, NE writes:
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ADDRESS CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY AT ONCE.
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