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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
Larry U. from Ridgway, CO signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Warren W. from Kirkland, WA writes:
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Conrad and Reid are traitors for violating the Constitution. They need to be impeached--NOW!
Apr 29th, 2012
glenn a y. from Kihei, HI signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Shirley C. from San Marcos, CA writes:
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It's about time the Democrats do the job they are paid for or get thrown out of their offices for neglect to do what we are paying them for
Apr 29th, 2012
Tim F. from Panama City, FL signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
roy s. from Cleveland, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Dennis R. from Ingleside, TX signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Robert S. from Eastpointe, MI writes:
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Do your JOB
Apr 29th, 2012
Gabriel M. from Rutherford, NJ signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Robert P. from Sibley, LA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
MARY H. from Delaplane, VA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Dean H. from Osteen, FL writes:
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No budget no pay for all members of congress,do what you were elected to do
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Bettendorf, IA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
James H. from Otsego, MI writes:
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Pass a budget like you are required by law or forfeit your pay and all benefits and be removed from office and do it within the next sixty days .
Apr 29th, 2012
Samuel & Carol H. from Newton, KS signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Jon H. from Waukesha, WI writes:
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Time to fire all the Communists that work against our great Country!
Apr 29th, 2012
Steve B. from Colfax, NC signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Mahlon P. from Clinton, NY writes:
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PASS THE DAMN BUDGET
Apr 29th, 2012
Patricia M. from Jamestown, KY writes:
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Our country is in deep trouble. Stop the nonsense and go to work. You should not be paid a penny until the work for which you hold office is rendered to the people.
Apr 29th, 2012
Patricia M. from Jamestown, KY writes:
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This is another example of the dismantling of our Constitution. Get the word out what the Senate is doing. How are they getting away with this outrageous behavior. A few more "decrees" from the executive branch and we will have NO Constitution left. I am very angry with Congress for not stopping this behavior!
Apr 29th, 2012
wayne o. from Woodstock, VT writes:
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develope a backbone and do what is right for America
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from West Grove, PA writes:
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Yes, the economy has been on a steady down-hill slide for the past 3 years. And that is only part of the story.
Apr 29th, 2012
donald d. from Columbus, OH writes:
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you people,take your right hand and grab a hold of the top of your right EAR,now take the left hand and grab a hold of your left ear,now pull real-real HARD and extract your head out of your ASS?--PAW
Apr 29th, 2012
John H. from Deer Park, NY signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Someone from Forsyth, MT signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Roger T. from Mission, KS signed.
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Someone from Tularosa, NM signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
David D. from Wake Forest, NC signed.
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Ron C. from Gray, ME signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Kurt C. from Sebastopol, CA signed.
Apr 29th, 2012
Kurt F. from Sebastopol, CA signed.
Apr 28th, 2012
Natalie H. from Mankato, MN signed.
Apr 28th, 2012
nancy g. from Oceanside, CA writes:
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produce a budget and represent the people who sent you there and not yourself. Protect the constitution and the freedoms it affords us. I also feel someone who runs under a party they do not believe in should be kicked out because they are not representing the people who sent them to office.
Apr 28th, 2012
brian b. from Los Gatos, CA signed.
Apr 28th, 2012
Nancy H. from Eight Mile, AL signed.
Apr 28th, 2012
Someone from Denver, CO signed.
Apr 28th, 2012
Lauri D. from Lakeside, CA signed.
Apr 28th, 2012
Someone from La Verne, CA signed.
Apr 28th, 2012
RICHARD B. from Essex, MD signed.
Apr 28th, 2012
JAMES ,LINDA G. from Edinburg, TX writes:
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Member of Congress,you of all people know the right thing s that are necessary for America 's Prosperity and growth ,Make the Democrats do the right thig for America ,Make them be responsible to America ,Not to the Whinns of someone that doesn't have Americas best interest in mind ,Balance the budget !! REIGN IN THE INSANE SPENDING OF THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICA ,BALANCE THE BUDGET NOW !!