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 )