Did You Know...

   

Senate narrowly votes down Obama budget

Share
By Doug Powers  •  May 16, 2012 06:09 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Did I say narrowly? I meant massively, but you probably guessed that:

President Obama’s budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.

Coupled with the House’s rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama’s budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year.

Republicans forced the vote by offering the president’s plan on the Senate floor.

Democrats disputed that it was actually the president’s plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn’t actually match Mr. Obama’s budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president’s numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan.

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett is working on a project for NBC entitled 1600 Penn (it’s about time a network tried a show about DC politics written from the perspective of the left for a change). I’m thinking about working on a competing program called Everybody Hates Obama’s Budget.

Update: #MorePopularThatTheObamaBudget

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Comfort zone: Obama returns to complaining about US overseas

May 9, 2017 12:21 PM by Doug Powers

We’ve failed him AGAIN?

Confirmed: Jonathan Gruber STILL thinks everybody’s stupid

May 8, 2017 04:01 PM by Doug Powers

Like a bad penny

Ex prez back in public eye leading by example, Obama-style

April 25, 2017 12:25 PM by Doug Powers

Plus: Media fans fawn


Categories: Barack Obama, Politics

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook