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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
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Cudahy, WI signed.
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Jun 14th, 2012
Terry W. from Aurora, MO signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Cheryl P. from Reed City, MI writes:
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You can spin it any way you want but unfortunately it is obvious who is not doing the job they were elected to do. If you have any conscience left, how can you live with yourselves if you go along with such neglect of duty?
Jun 14th, 2012
Cheryl P. from Reed City, MI writes:
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You can spin it any way you want but unfortunately it is obvious who is not doing the job they were elected to do. If you have any conscience left, how can you live with yourselves if you go along with such negligence of duty?
Jun 13th, 2012
joseph L. from Orlando, FL signed.
Jun 13th, 2012
Someone from Champlin, MN signed.
Jun 13th, 2012
Thomas S. from Pflugerville, TX signed.
Jun 12th, 2012
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Claudette C. from Macclenny, FL signed.
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Jun 12th, 2012
sandy k. from Trenton, OH signed.
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Pedro & Maria Antonia G. from Orlando, FL signed.
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Gary B. from Springfield, NE signed.
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Ray G. from Independence, MO signed.
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Someone from Lynnwood, WA signed.
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Keltie T. from Toppenish, WA signed.
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Ronald T. from Toppenish, WA signed.
Jun 11th, 2012
cathy j. from Jacksonville, FL signed.
Jun 11th, 2012
Adrian V. from Cottage Grove, OR writes:
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I CAN'T OPERATE WITHOUT A BUDGET WHAT MAKE'S YOU THINK THE U S CAN?
Jun 10th, 2012
sandy k. from Trenton, OH signed.
Jun 9th, 2012
sandy k. from Trenton, OH signed.
Jun 9th, 2012
Daniel A. from Warren, MI signed.
Jun 8th, 2012
glenn b. from Powell Butte, OR signed.
Jun 8th, 2012
Someone from Arden, NC writes:
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The American people are demanding Congress to tell the Senate Democrats that they are violating the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impundment Control Act by refusing to produce a budget. You need to (DEMAND) the Senate Democrats to produce a budget immediately or they can have charges brought against them and the American people will do it in a heart beat. They have done none of their jobs either and their jobs are going to be like Congress and that is be on the line for getting fired immediately. I am also taking this to the Tea Party and see if they can't help getting things done in the WH and get it done immediately. No wasting time, we are tired of waiting, like this 18 months on Eric Holder and 3 1/2 years on Obama to get his act together, and then nothing and Congress sure isn't doing anything to get these corrupt people out of our WH. So be prepared for anything because we are tired, tired, tired, of all the crap that is taking place.
Jun 8th, 2012
gary m. from Burlington, IA signed.
Jun 7th, 2012
Doreen P. from Philadelphia, PA signed.
Jun 7th, 2012
Morris H. from Mesa, AZ signed.
Jun 7th, 2012
Doug Q. from Heavener, OK writes:
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Pass a budget or get off the pot.
Jun 7th, 2012
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Most households have to live within their means and for the government to run on the spend the American taxpayer into proverty is not what is suppose to happen. Three years without a budget, anything the Republicans submit is DOA. Reid needs to get a budget in and the rest of Congress needs to stop the bleeding and make some necessary cuts.
Jun 7th, 2012
JAMES,LINDA G. from Edinburg, TX writes:
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NO VIOLATION ON THIS MATTER GET THING STRAIGHT NOW BALANCE THE BUDGET !!
Jun 7th, 2012
JAMES,LINDA G. from Edinburg, TX writes:
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NO VIOLATION ON THIS MATTER GET THING STRAIGHT NOW BALANCE THE BUDGET !!
Jun 7th, 2012
John G. from Sebastian, FL writes:
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You guys remind me of a song, "Send In The Clowns", it ends with "Don't Bother They're Here". You have had way too long to not pass a blankety budget, what is wrong with you guys?
Jun 7th, 2012
Della L. from Kelford, NC signed.
Jun 6th, 2012
Sheila C. from Oceanside, CA signed.