President Obama is sure to try to blame Republicans in both chambers for his administration’s failed economic policies. However, on the 1,000th day without a Democrat budget, the President will be forced to explain how anyone else is to blame; it is his party’s Senate leaders who have ignored their basic Congressional responsibility for almost three years...
A short look back on the fiscal recklessness of the last few years shows that if President Obama is upset about budget hostilities in Washington, he has no one to blame but himself. If he is serious about fixing the ailing economy, the President should demand Senate Democrats get back to work:
• 0: Number of Senate votes taken on the massive Democrat spending package crafted last year in place of an actual budget.
• 0: Number of votes the President’s FY 2012 budget received in the Senate.
• 0: Senate Budget Committee budget mark-ups scheduled last year.
• 3: Number of years the deficit has topped $1 Trillion.
• 3: Number of years total government spending has exceeded $3 Trillion.
• 34: number of months unemployment has been above 8 percent, the jobless rate the “stimulus” was supposed to prevent.
• 1.4 million: number of jobs killed by President Obama
• $16.4 Trillion: amount of debt held by the nation after three years of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid spending binge.
When President Obama blames a "do nothing" Congress, perhaps he should lean over and wink at Harry Reid, who has intentionally avoided passage of a budget for three consecutive years, an act of fiscal irresponsibility without parallel in modern American history.