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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 10th, 2012
Agnes and Len T. from Erie, PA writes:
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If the Democrats do not bring a budget to the floor for vote, they should all be locked out of their offices for dereliction of their constitutional duty. I will glady volunteer my services as a Sargent of Arms.
May 10th, 2012
Kevin R. from San Diego, CA signed.
May 10th, 2012
Mike M. from Twentynine Palms, CA signed.
May 10th, 2012
Ron B. from Dallas, TX signed.
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Phil H. from Columbus, OH signed.
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Anne B. from Fontana, CA signed.
May 10th, 2012
Anne B. from Fontana, CA signed.
May 9th, 2012
Dean H. from Osteen, FL writes:
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Either pass a budget by 1 July or stop all pay for elected officals from the president on down then see what happens.like pappy always said sh-t or get off the pot sonny.
May 9th, 2012
Denise W. from Adkins, TX signed.
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Denise W. from Adkins, TX signed.
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Chuck & Kathy B. from Elgin, IL signed.
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Dom R. from Eau Claire, WI signed.
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June R. from Scottsdale, AZ signed.
May 9th, 2012
Barry W. from Tulsa, OK signed.
May 9th, 2012
Kenneth F. from Mercer, MO writes:
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no budget no pay for senators
May 9th, 2012
Serena L. from Honor, MI signed.
May 9th, 2012
Larry K. from Mahwah, NJ signed.
May 8th, 2012
Vernon B. from Roy, WA signed.
May 8th, 2012
Toni W. from Brazoria, TX signed.
May 8th, 2012
JAMES ,LINDA G. from Edinburg, TX writes:
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Members of Congress there are violations by Senate Democrats ,violating the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act by refusing to pass a BUDGET ,We expect action from You on this matter right away !!THANK You
May 8th, 2012
Gary B. from Springfield, NE signed.
May 8th, 2012
Carol M. from Broomall, PA signed.
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ROBERT M. from Jarrettsville, MD signed.
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Wayne A. from Belle Chasse, LA signed.
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francisca g. from Deering, ND signed.
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Brannie and Kirsten B. from Sonoma, CA signed.
May 8th, 2012
Someone from Sheridan Lake, CO signed.
May 7th, 2012
Jim B. from Bellevue, IA writes:
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At least the Rep. have Guts to put a budget out. Their not Cowards like the Dem.
May 7th, 2012
donna t. from Fanwood, NJ signed.
May 7th, 2012
Gwen A. from Caldwell, ID writes:
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I have a household budget and I live within my income. Our country should do the same!
May 7th, 2012
Thomas I. from Danbury, CT signed.