Obamas budget fails in senate- 99/0… oh really?

The right is all atwitter today with claims that “obama’s budget” failed in the senate without a single “yea” vote.

Ah- the partisan political theater.

So let’s look at some facts. The republicans used an obscure rule that allows any senator to take over the floor and propose a budget if one has not been passed by April 1st.

So they called up 5 Budgets- one “based” on Obamas budget, Paul Ryans, and 3 from right wing conservative senators. And to be clear- the republican version of Obamas budget that they put to a vote was 56 pages. Obamas- nearly 2000.

Pathetic examples of the GOP continuing to put party first- and america last. And people are eating it up… shameful.

Some more reading: CNN  , Washington Post , Huffington Post , SF Chronicle , ABC, And for a good discussion on why a budget hasn’t been passed yet:  the Economist (yes- you guessed in – partisan politics from the right )


About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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