Hey Nomad. Found this at the bottom of the 'outlays' link
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Posted by gsw_hoops on 2012-05-24 16:33:48
that you provided down there. Answers one of the questions you asked me earlier about what Reid has stymied in the Senate. He hasn't voted on a budget in over 1000 days and won't allow anything from the GOP to be voted on. Why wouldn't he allow a vote?: I mean, if it's bad legislation, it wouldn't pass, right?:
In May 2012, House Republicans put forward five separate budget proposals for a vote in the Senate. The Republican proposals included the House-approved proposal by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and one that was very close in content to the budget proposal submitted earlier in 2012 by President Barack Obama. The other three proposals each called for greatly reduced government spending. The budget put forward by Senator Mike Lee’s would halve the government over the next 25 years, mirroring reforms proposed in the Heritage Foundation's "Saving the American Dream" program. Senator Rand Paul's budget included proposed cuts to Medicare, Social Security benefits and the closure of four Cabinet departments. The budget plan from Senator Patrick Toomey aimed to balance the budget within eight years. All five of the proposed plans were rejected in the Senate.
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