Saturday, March 23, 2013

Donnelly Supports Democratic-Passed Budget Plan That Includes $1 Trilllion In New Taxes And No Spending Cuts

It didn't take Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) long to prove that he will consistently side with the tax-and-spend liberals in the Senate. He cast the deciding vote in joining with Democrats in passing their budget plan on a 50-49 vote that will continue to add trillions to the national debt and even higher taxes. In the early morning hours, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed its first budget in four years. The $3.7 trillion proposed budget for the next fiscal year includes no net spending cuts but nearly $1 trillion in new taxes. By the year 2023, it projects budget deficits in excess of a half trillion dollars a year.

While the Democratic-approved budget plan outlines spending reductions of nearly $1 trillion over the next 10 years, including $275 billion from Medicare and Medicaid, it would halt nearly $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts triggered under current law. It also tacks on $100 billion in new infrastructure spending in the short run to stimulate the economy. Obviously, the plan stands no chance of passage in the Republican-controlled House.


CircleCityScribe said...

Joe Donnelly is a disgrace to Indiana!

To think that a Senator from Indiana cast the deciding vote on the cause of tax-and-spend liberals is sickening.

"Corruption is as Corruption does."

-The Democrat Machine

Unknown said...

What's truly sickening is so many others think the same way as Donnelly.