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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
May 17th, 2012
Bobby F. from Attica, KS signed.
May 17th, 2012
susan a. from Deland, FL signed.
May 17th, 2012
Someone from Williamsburg, VA writes:
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democrats won"t present a budget, they don't know what one is especially when it's our money!
May 17th, 2012
Doug Q. from Heavener, OK signed.
May 17th, 2012
Linda D. from Park City, UT writes:
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It is time for the people who are in government take responsibility and do the job they are getting paid for. Balance the budget. Make the tough decisions that have to be made to make sure this country stays great and does not go bankrupt.
May 17th, 2012
David P. from Wichita, KS signed.
May 17th, 2012
Scott M. from Beaverton, MI signed.
May 17th, 2012
Someone from Macon, GA writes:
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The Congress is not up holding their duty to follow the Constitution and is failing to govern the American people with due diligence .
May 17th, 2012
Someone from Loxahatchee, FL signed.
May 17th, 2012
Dominic D. from Bethel, VT signed.
May 17th, 2012
Adrian V. from Cottage Grove, OR writes:
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TELL THEM TO DO IT OR GET OFF THE POT!
May 17th, 2012
Gary B. from Springfield, NE signed.
May 16th, 2012
Richard C. from Surprise, AZ signed.
May 16th, 2012
Ronald W. from Redlands, CA writes:
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We need to inforcement the oath of office. If we did they would not be doing that they are doing. You know them by that they are doing and voting for.
May 16th, 2012
Richard H. from Gonzales, LA signed.
May 16th, 2012
Donald & Cheryl V. from Richland, WA signed.
May 16th, 2012
Barb C. from Tucson, AZ signed.
May 16th, 2012
Robert P. from Sibley, LA signed.
May 16th, 2012
Marilyn S. from Everett, WA signed.
May 16th, 2012
james,Linda G. from Edinburg, TX writes:
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SENATOR"S support A balanced budget Now !!
May 16th, 2012
shirley m. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
May 15th, 2012
Robert G. from Des Moines, IA signed.
May 15th, 2012
steve g. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
May 15th, 2012
Patrick S. from Metairie, LA signed.
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Timothy S. from Brookland, AR signed.
May 15th, 2012
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May 14th, 2012
Martin F. from Zimmerman, MN signed.
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May 14th, 2012
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May 14th, 2012
Doug Q. from Heavener, OK signed.
May 14th, 2012
Someone from Lynnwood, WA signed.
May 14th, 2012
Rhonda D. from Omaha, NE writes:
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We need a balanced budget. Demand this now!
May 14th, 2012
Someone from Palatine, IL signed.
May 14th, 2012
Mike G. from Surprise, AZ signed.
May 13th, 2012
Winifred S. from Bradenton, FL writes:
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Do your job! Do not pay yourselves until you can give us a budget! The rest of us don't get paid without doing our jobs! You're one of us, elected by us, to serve us. We want to know where our tax dollars are going!
May 13th, 2012
Someone from Champlin, MN signed.
May 13th, 2012
Rita A. from Conway, SC signed.