A growing number of Senate Democrats are anxious about the lack of a Democratic budget and the unusually slow legislative agenda, creating another headache for Majority Leader Harry Reid as he tries to protect his majority ahead of a daunting election year.
“On the budget front, I’m not a happy camper around here,” California Sen. Dianne Feinstein told POLITICO. “I think we need to have a budget that we stand by.”
“In the states, you can’t do this in the states — you’ve got to move,” said West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a former governor up for reelection next year. “We’re hoping we will.”
Not having a budget, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor said, “makes it harder to do things that we just need to do — there are people talking about an education bill, a highway bill — a lot of other things you just don’t know how much you have to spend.”Answer Question
Answer by attap5 at 11:30 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 11:40 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
I think you are right. They can't afford to admit failure because it could be used against them in the next election (and rightfully so). Kicking the can down to road and waiting for someone else to take care of it is unacceptable. We send people to D.C. to do the job of running the country and they are not doing it. Plain and simple. If they aren't willing to do the job, someone else should get the opportunity. JMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:43 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:15 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:25 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by tasches at 5:04 PM on Jun. 8, 2011