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The President's Budget Fails: 414-0

From The Washington Times

President Obama’s budget was defeated 414-0 in the House late Wednesday, in a vote Republicans arranged to try to embarrass him and shelve his plan for the rest of the year.

The vote came as the House worked its way through its own fiscal year 2013 budget proposal, written by Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan. Republicans wrote an amendment that contained Mr. Obama’s budget and offered it on the floor, daring Democrats to back the plan, which calls for major tax increases and yet still adds trillions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade.

“It’s not a charade. It’s not a gimmick — unless what the president sent us is the same,” said Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a freshman Republican from South Carolina who sponsored Mr. Obama’s proposal for purposes of the debate. “I would encourage the Democrats to embrace this landmark Democrat document and support it. Personally, I will be voting against it.”

But no Democrats accepted the challenge.

They have their own alternative they wrote, which closely tracks the president’s deficit numbers, though it changes the details of his plan. That plan will receive a vote on Thursday, as will Mr. Ryan’s proposal.

Senate Democrats have said they will not bring a budget to the floor this year, though Republicans in the chamber have talked about trying to at least force a vote on Mr. Obama’s plan there as well.

Last year, when they forced a vote on his 2012 budget, it was defeated 97-0.

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  1. Our Constitution is based on Natural Law. Natural Law is based on the Holy Bible, and God’s law. God’s law says no harm will be done to the people, and no harm will be done to the nation.

    Now, go back to all the Democrat laws and tell me which one has not done somekind of harm to some of the people of this nation for some political reason, and which one has not harmed this nation somewhere for political reason’s, for the advancement of Socialism/Communism/Liberalism, not for adhereance to the Constitution. This budget is just a continuence of more harm to the people, and the nation.

    Every bill MUST obey the Constitution. And if it obey’s the Constitution then it must be according to Natural Law. If it’s not, then it’s not Constitutional. Our lawmakers must ask while debating the bill, does this bill, or amendment depending on what part they are debating, follow what the Constitution says it must do and do what we want this bill to do. If it doesn’t but they want it to pass anyway, our law says they must all vote against it. Otherwise they are violating the Constitution.

    Don’t ever let a politician tell you that every law can’t possibly follow the Constitution. He might try to use the logic, which it’s not, that it would be like trying to follow every rule in the Bible, you know it can’t be done. Well, the Constitution is NOT the Bible, nor is it as difficult to follow as the Bible is. Our forefathers made sure it wouldn’t be like trying to follow the Bible. They made sure it would be easy to follow, if, IF that is, the man is HONEST, and of good faith.

    It’s a proven fact that most all Democrats are dishonest and have cold hearts. Otherwise they wouldn’t be the one’s who are Communists right in our own very government, and they don’t see anything wrong with that. So they come up with ridiculous bills that violate the Constitution all the time. All Democrat laws need to be repealed, or rather all Democrat DECREE’S need to be removed from law which they are not.

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