Monday, May 30, 2011

Where is the Democrats' budget?

Members of Congress headed home this weekend for a holiday recess without any Democratic plan for reducing trillions of dollars in federal budget deficits over the next decade, and Republicans won't let them forget it.

President Barack Obama's fiscal 2012 budget plan doesn't seriously attack the deficit; it would add $7.1 trillion to the national debt over 10 years. The budget by Democrats in the House of Representatives would add $7.5 trillion over 10 years. And Senate Democrats haven't produced any budget at all.

At some point, Obama and the Democrats will have to say something more than "we oppose the Republican plan to cut Medicare".

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