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Budget Plans To Nowhere

By Da King Published: March 29, 2012

On wednesday, the House of Representative voted on three budget plans. Here are the results:

- A budget based on President Obama's 2013 budget plan was defeated by a unanimous vote of 414-0. Not even one Democrat voted for it. This is a similar outcome to the last Obama budget Congress voted on, over in the Senate in 2011. That one was defeated by a unanimous vote of 97-0. Again, not one Democrat voted with the President. Who says this President can't unite the country ?

- A budget based on the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission was rejected by a vote of 382-38, with support from only 16 Republicans and 22 Democrats. That bipartisanship thing is really working out well, eh ?

- A budget from the Congressional Black Caucus also failed, by a vote of 303-103.

The House went back to work on thursday:

- A budget from Democrat Chris Van Hollen (MD) was defeated by a vote of 262-163. I have to take moment here to congratulate Rep. Van Hollen just for putting forth a budget proposal. His colleagues in the Senate haven't been able to pass a budget in over three years. Thanks for doing your job, Mr. Van Hollen. Would you please phone Sen. Majority So-called Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and see it you can light a fire under his rear end ? I'm beginning to wonder if Reid fell into a coma three years ago and nobody noticed.

- A budget plan from the Republican Study Committee (RSC) was rejected by a vote of 285-136.

- A budget from Republican Paul Ryan (WI) was reject...whoa, wait a minute...am I reading this right ?...Ryan's budget PASSED the House by a vote of 228-191. This budget will now go on to the Senate, where the comatose Reid will either forget all about it, or the Democrat-led Senate will vote it down like they did last year, and like they have voted down every Republican budgetary proposal that has come out of the House during President Obama's tenure.

I guess the RSC budget was too radical for Democrats and many Republicans, because it balanced the budget in five years. Balanced budgets are considered radical according to today's upside-down political Newspeak. The Ryan plan was more acceptable to the "fiscally responsible" Republicans, because it balances the budget by, like, stardate 3249 or something. The Democrats still thought that was waaay too crazy.

And so here we remain, America, in the same place as before, on the road to nowhere, with federal debt piling up faster than a speeding bullet. This is all so depressing...I feel like listening to a Beatles tune to cheer myself up. Hit it, boys !

He's a real nowhere man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.

Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere Man please listen,
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere Man,
the world is at your command!

He's as blind as he can be,
Just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere Man,
can you see me at all?

Nowhere Man, don't worry,
Take your time, don't hurry,
Leave it all till somebody else
lends you a hand!

Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere Man please listen,
you don't know what you're missing
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command!

He's a real Nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody!

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