After 4 Years Senate Democrats Finally Passed A Budget Complete with a $1 Trillion Tax Hike



For the first time in four years the Democrat controlled US Senate has passed a budget. From the looks of it they shouldn’t have bothered. The budget plan was passed by a 50-49 vote in the Democratic-controlled chamber, with 4 Democratic senators facing tough re-election campaigns in 2014 joined all the Senate Republicans in opposing the measure. Max Baucus (D-MT), Mark Begich (D-AK), Kay Hagan (D-NC) and  Mark Pryor (D-AR) all voted against the Democrat budget. It is just a coincidence that all four Democrats are up for reelection in 2014 “Red” states. Vulnerable Senate Democrats like Mary Landrieu (LA), Mark Warner (VA) and Tim Johnson (SD) should be made to pay a price in the 2014 elections for supporting the budget. Simply incredible, after four years of not doing their job, the budget that Democrats pass is chock full of new spending, taxes and a vote against actually  balancing it. Oh wait, did we mention it just taxes, taxes and taxes?

The Senate Democrat passed budget bill contains $1 trillion in new tax hikes. The following is a list of all Senators up for reelection in 2014.


From The Hill:

Centrist Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) were all non-committal up until the end.

Baucus, Begich, Hagan and Pryor joined the entire GOP caucus in voting against the budget resolution. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who was ill,  missed the vote. His office said he would have been available to vote if needed.

All the Democratic senators who voted “no” are up for reelection in 2014 in states that voted for GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Democrats had been dogged by criticism for failing to approve a budget resolution since 2009 and the vote removes that GOP talking point from the political scene.

Yea’s On the Resolution (S. Con. Res. 8 ):


 No wonder Senate Democrats had not passed a previous budget prior to Obama’s reelection. The Senate budget has a 0% chance of passing The House.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “After 4 Years Senate Democrats Finally Passed A Budget Complete with a $1 Trillion Tax Hike”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on March 23rd, 2013 4:37 pm

      This is what happens when the original plan of the founders is changed by the 17th amendment. We need to rescind the 17th amendment.

      This will make the Senate responsive to the states once again and put an end over time to the huge federal government.

    2. RT on March 23rd, 2013 9:35 pm

      Bacus is up for reelection next time. He is just trying to suck up to the voters of Montana, otherwise he is reliably in the bag for Obama, dirty Harry, and the gracious and charming botox queen, Pelosi.

    3. rightknight on March 24th, 2013 1:08 am

      Over time the group of ‘humans’ that claim to be the ‘Government’
      become intoxicated with power and as a group begin stealing bit
      by bit the wealth and freedoms of those they ‘Govern’. The feeling
      is ‘who will be organized enough to stop us’ more or less. The stolen
      wealth is used to ‘pay off’ each other and prospective voters who
      will keep the cycle going until the economy is broken. Then, all
      Hell will descend upon the Country.

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