ATLANTA, June 8 – The Association of Mature American Citizens has accused President Obama and “his Senate Democrats of putting the country in a perilous position by continuing to stall the Federal Budget process.”
“The House has passed a budget, but the Senate’s Democratic majority has, for more than three years, unlawfully failed to do its duty and pass a budget. Majority Leader Reid has not even allowed a Federal Budget to be proposed,” according to Dan Weber, president of the association. “They’d rather run the country from behind closed doors.”
The budget is not an option. Federal Law requires that the Senate must move a budget out of its Budget Committee by April 1 each and every year and that the Senate must adopt a budget resolution within 15 days.
“Perhaps a budget vote in the Senate would be a major embarrassment for President Obama and his party during a crucial election year? In fact, the president was embarrassed enough after proposing a budget last year. It was voted down 97 to 0. Not a single member on either side of the aisle wanted any part of it,” said Weber.
The lack of a budget makes it harder for an economic recovery to take hold, he explained. “It creates uncertainty and threatens further economic chaos, heaping more hurt on all of us.”
Weber said that the American people are tired of Washington’s lack of accountability, of its inability to put constraints on spending and of its “flagrant disregard” for the notion of living within our means.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue. Please contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or [email protected] to set up a chat.
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