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Old 11-26-2012, 02:32 PM   #108
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The Senate, which is controlled by Obama's party, hasn't passed a budget since 2009. The budget that Obama submitted for 2012 was rejected 97-0 by the Senate. Obama's budget proposals aren't even supported by ANYONE in his own party.
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I assume you know that was Republican shenanigans but, by the standards set by both parties what you are saying is technically true.
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It's more than technically true.
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Yes true like “ I didn’t have sexual relations with that woman” True but not very honest either.
According to Politifact, both parties have been at fault. An independent group stated that the Democrats were at fault in 2010. Harry Reid is the source that blamed this on the Republicans for 2011. However, even the most hard-core liberal would have a hard time making a case that Harry Reid is a reliable and impartial source. The fact is that the Democrats control the Senate, and they've refused to pass a budget for 3 years. They can blame the Republicans all they want, but they are the majority party, and blaming it on Republican "shenanigans" is extremely lame and self-serving.

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Our PolitiFact colleagues in Wisconsin, Florida and at PolitiFact national had the same question, and concluded that neither party can claim superiority on budget resolutions.

In 2010, the then Democratic-controlled House and Senate did not adopt a budget resolution or adopt a single spending bill "because the Democrats were afraid of being labeled big spenders," said Steve Ellis, a budget expert with Taxpayers for Common Sense, an independent group that analyzes federal spending.

Senate Democrats didn’t pass a fiscal 2011 budget because "Republicans were threatening to hijack the budget process and waste the American people’s time with pointless political votes," a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told PolitiFact Florida. "Faced with this obstruction, we decided it would be a more productive use of the American people’s time to move on and address other issues critical to middle-class families."
http://www.politifact.com/ohio/state...passed-budget/
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