(WASHINGTON, D.C).- Congressman Raúl Labrador of Idaho’s First Congressional District released the following statement in response to the United States Senate’s failure to pass a budget in 1,000 days, saying:

This Senate has spent 1,000 days without a budget and without a clue.

Instead of passing a budget, the Senate has passed Obamacare, preferential industry bailouts and failed stimulus packages— saddling American taxpayers with an additional $4 trillion in debt. Still, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Democratic colleagues seem uninterested in making meaningful cuts to save this country’s financial future. After all, if you don’t have a budget, why would you care about debt?

If Idaho families must live on budgets each and every day, why can’t the federal government? If Idaho families must make prudent choices and live within their means, why shouldn’t the federal government? If Idaho families must plan for their financial future, why doesn’t the federal government?

It’s time to put aside politics and put America first. I call on President Obama to use tonight’s platform of the State of the Union address to finally hold the U.S. Senate accountable for the utter disarray they’ve created for our fragile economy.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Dear Politicians: This is Why We’re Angry

Dear Politicians – I’d like to tell you a little bit about the people you represent, because you seem to have completely lost touch with them.

NYT Columnist Argues Against Impeaching Trump Says Pence is “Holy Terror”

Frank Bruni made an unusual argument against impeaching President Donald Trump: He believes Vice President Mike Pence would be worse.

Senate Judiciary Committee GOP: No SCOTUS Nomination Hearings

Senate Judiciary Committee GOP told Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that they will not confirm or hold hearings for an Obama Supreme Court appointee.

Sherrod Brown’s Faux Understanding of the Tea Party

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is tone deaf, and obviously not up for…