“Today’s shocking jobs report,” write Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, “represents a modern record of 29 straight months with unemployment above 8 percent, and falls on the 800th day since congressional Democrats have passed a budget.” (Emphasis added.) (Via Instapundit.)
Congressional Democrats may not yet have had the fortitude to pass a budget, but, well, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid did have the chutzpah to stage an act of political theater earlier this week, putting forward a “Sense of the Senate” on “shared sacrifice” holding that “any agreement to reduce the budget deficit should require that those earning $1,000,000 or more per year make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit reduction effort.”
So, the Nevada Democrat is trying to get Republicans on record as voting against a tax hike on the wealthiest Americans while failing to pass a budget funding the federal government? What kind of leadership is that?
He and his fellow partisans demagogue Republicans for details in their plan to cut spending and make Medicare solvent, yet haven’t come up with a plan of their own. Seems one party is serious about confronting the nation’s fiscal challenges while the other is more interested in confronting its partisan adversaries.