Share:

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 6th, 2012
Someone from Green Cove Springs, FL writes:
Quotation mark icon
DO YOUR JOB!!
May 5th, 2012
Natalie H. from Mankato, MN signed.
May 5th, 2012
Someone from Fort Thomas, KY signed.
May 5th, 2012
Someone from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
May 5th, 2012
Kathleen S. from Alexander, IA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Ray G. from Independence, MO signed.
May 4th, 2012
Charles H. from Oriental, NC signed.
May 4th, 2012
Bryon H. from Clarendon, NC writes:
Quotation mark icon
Do your job for once,you Democrats are lazy,undeserving to be elected.
May 4th, 2012
Evan B. from Sioux Falls, SD signed.
May 3rd, 2012
James M. from Marina, CA signed.
May 3rd, 2012
Someone from Phoenix, AZ signed.
May 3rd, 2012
Someone from Afton, VA signed.
May 3rd, 2012
Lee F. from Torrington, CT signed.
May 2nd, 2012
Someone from South Sioux City, NE signed.
May 2nd, 2012
John W. from Flat Rock, IL signed.
May 2nd, 2012
Truman R. from Burleson, TX signed.
May 2nd, 2012
Someone from Greer, SC signed.
May 2nd, 2012
John C. from Greer, SC signed.
May 2nd, 2012
William L. from Madison, WI signed.
May 2nd, 2012
warren z. from Fair Lawn, NJ signed.
May 2nd, 2012
Someone from Phoenix, AZ signed.
May 2nd, 2012
Maranatha C. from Vancouver, WA signed.
May 2nd, 2012
Theoren H. from Crawfordville, FL writes:
Quotation mark icon
So much can be excluded from the budget, we could have an excess of funds. But too many peoples toes would be stepped on. These pet projects that everyone of you have make me sick.
May 2nd, 2012
Theoren H. from Crawfordville, FL signed.
May 2nd, 2012
Gary B. from Springfield, NE signed.
May 1st, 2012
Patricia G. from Rosamond, CA writes:
Quotation mark icon
The Republicans have passed a Budget , But it the Democratic Senate.does nothing. Guess they just don't want the People to know how they are wasting your money!
May 1st, 2012
Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
Quotation mark icon
It is time for the demos to stop playing games. They don't want to do anything with the budget for fear of losing votes for themselves and Obama.
May 1st, 2012
kathleen g. from Long Beach, NY signed.
May 1st, 2012
Jerome R. from Topsham, ME signed.
May 1st, 2012
Deanie W. from Santa Margarita, CA signed.
May 1st, 2012
Dorin P. from La Habra, CA signed.
May 1st, 2012
Someone from Bedford, TX signed.
May 1st, 2012
Someone from Dunellen, NJ signed.
May 1st, 2012
Bill m. from Louisville, KY signed.
May 1st, 2012
James R. from Mobile, AL writes:
Quotation mark icon
What has happened to our officials? I didn't balk when ordered to go to Vietnam!
May 1st, 2012
Paul T. from Wetumpka, AL writes:
Quotation mark icon
Truly a disgrace!!!!! If I ran my farm and business like the Govt' I'd be in jail by now! GET OFF YOUR SORRY BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING PROPER FOR A CHANGE!!!!!!
May 1st, 2012
Bonnie K. from Helena, MT signed.
May 1st, 2012
Michael W. from Kalamazoo, MI signed.
Apr 30th, 2012
Vincent A. from Holdrege, NE signed.
Apr 30th, 2012
Lucy O. from Jackson, TN signed.