McCaskill either in fantasyland or deliberately misleading Missouri voters
This weekend Senator Claire McCaskill tried to convince the Quincy Journal that, unbeknownst to the rest of America, the United States Senate had in fact passed a budget.
Watch this short video and witness how with such ease Sen. McCaskill can spin this falsehood.
It’s interesting that McCaskill would claim a budget has been passed when Politifact recently rated the statement that Democrats hadn’t passed a budget in more than 1,000 days as “true.”
Further, even DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in April didn’t deny that the Senate hadn’t passed a budget, telling Fox News’ Brett Baier to “please ask” Harry Reid about the process.
As recently as May, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia told Politico, “Sure I have a problem with [failing to offer a budget]. As a former governor, my responsibility was to put a budget forward and balance it, so anyone who comes from the executive mindset has a problem with that. I don’t care if you’re Democrat or Republican,” Manchin said in an interview.
“Senator McCaskill is either living in fantasyland or deliberately misleading Missouri voters,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Lance Trover. “This is exactly the kind of political double speak the hard working men and women of the Show Me State are tired of and why they are going to show her the door this November.”
Reid: Passing A Budget ‘Foolish’
SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage.” (“Harry Reid: ‘Foolish’ For Democrats To Offer Budget Plan,” LA Times, 5/20/11)
Schumer: Not The Point
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “To put other budgets out there is not the point.” (“Schumer: Medicare Will ‘Define’ 2012,” Politico, 5/23/11)
Politico: Dems: ‘Frustration With Their Party’s Budget Inaction’
“…Democratic leaders have defiantly refused to lay out their own vision for how to deal with federal debt and spending… centrists in the 53-member Democratic conference expressed frustration with their party’s budget inaction.” (“Lack Of Budget Irks Moderate Dems,” Politico, 5/15/12)
SEN. MARK PRYOR (D-AR): “The budget process is just not working around here. We’ve had three years with President Obama where we’re not able to get a budget resolution passed… We need to get back to the fundamentals of governing which is to do a budget.” (“Lack Of Budget Irks Moderate Dems,” Politico, 5/15/12)
SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-CA): ‘Great Idea’ QUESTION: “[Senator Mark Pryor’s] basically saying he wishes the Democratic Senate would go ahead and produce a budget resolution going forward.” BOXER: “Well I think that is just a great idea…” (MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” 5/16/12)
SEN. KENT CONRAD (D-ND): “The fact is, what we don’t have is a longer-term plan.” (“Senate Democrats Wary Of Budget Fights,” Roll Call, 4/9/12)
SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN (ID-CT): “I don’t think [Democrats] will offer their own budget and I’m disappointed in that.” (“Lack Of Budget Irks Moderate Dems,” Politico, 5/15/12)
“Freshman Sen. Joe Manchin has often said he would have been ‘impeached’ if he failed to produce a budget as West Virginia governor, though he conceded there are differences between the state and Senate budget processes. ‘Sure I have a problem with [failing to offer a budget]. As a former governor, my responsibility was to put a budget forward and balance it, so anyone who comes from the executive mindset has a problem with that. I don’t care if you’re Democrat or Republican,’ Manchin said in an interview.” (“Lack Of Budget Irks Moderate Dems,” Politico, 5/15/12)