It was an historic day yesterday. While our President made nice around the world trying to say there should be more participation from other nations in shouldering more of the financial burden, he makes no comment, (present again), about Nancy Pelosi grinning from ear to ear as she gaveled down the largest spending budget in this nation's history, (3.55 trillion in pure debt), and New York Times editor in chief Bill Keller says the fate of his newspaper is considerable to the devastation in Darfur, one has to question what are the priorities of the liberal left.
While the daily struggles continue for the average American just trying to make ends meet, your government spends money at a pace of a billion a day. And it's not over yet:
So Harry Reid thinks saving Americans "under water" is necessary while drowning the next two generations in debt. 3.6 trillion and the democrats say spending on health care, energy, and education will come later this year after the shock has worn off on the enormous debt this government has bestowed upon every American. No, Mr Reid, this is not an inherited debt. This is a debt created and owned by your party, your President, and your own drunken lunacy.
WASHINGTON -- Acting in quick succession, the House and Senate approved budgets Thursday night drawn to President Obama's specifications and pointing the way toward major legislation later this year on health care, energy and education.
On a long day and night, the House was first to vote, and approved its version of the budget on a 233-196 roll call that fell largely along party lines. It calls for spending of $3.6 trillion for the budget year that begins Oct. 1, and includes a deficit of $1.2 trillion.
The Senate acted a few hours later, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding. The vote was 55-43 for a slightly different blueprint that calls for spending $3.5 trillion and forecasts a deficit of $1.2 trillion.
"It's going to take a lot of work to clean up the mess we inherited, and passing this budget is a critical step in the right direction," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said. "Staying true to these priorities will help turn around the economy for the many Americans who are underwater right now."
Republicans in both houses accused Democrats of drafting plans that would hurt the recession-ravaged economy in the long run, rather than help it, and saddle future generations with too much debt.
"The administration's budget simply taxes too much, spends too much and borrows too much at a moment when we can least afford it," said the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Link (emphasis mine)
2010 cannot come soon enough.