The Facts and Sources, The Budget Games

April 26, 2012

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The Facts & Sources: Budget Games TV Spot

Text on screen: April 29, 2009, America’s last budget is passed. 1

Unidentified journalist: the House and Senate have passed companion budget plans.

Wolf Blitzer: It’s a done deal now, the House has acted, the Senate has acted.

Brit Hume: We’re now approaching three years since a budget was passed… How do you feel about that?

Senator Conrad: I feel good about retiring…2.

Sen. Ron Johnson: They didn’t want their fingerprints on a plan…3.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: The leadership in this body won’t even bring up a budget4.

Speaker of the House John Boehner: …three years and they’ve failed to move a budget5.

Sen. Dean Heller: We’re not doing our jobs, we’re not doing our business, and the American people are suffering because of it.6

Text on screen: The American people are suffering

Text on screen: Call your Senator at 1-888-7997 and say stop pointing fingers and start doing your job.

Text on screen: www.bankruptingamerica.org. Paid for by Public Notice

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  1. U.S. House of Representatives. Roll Call 216 S CON RES 13 On Agreeing to the Conference Report. April 29th, 2009. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll216.xml and U.S. Senate. Roll call 173 S CON RES 13 On Agreeing to the Conference Report. April 29th, 2009. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00173
  2. Senate Budget Committee: Chairman Conrad on Fox News Sunday. April 10, 2012. Time – 00:45. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MMf8hb2CVM8
  3. Senate Budget Committee: Chairman Conrad on Fox News Sunday. April 10, 2012. Time – 03:52. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MMf8hb2CVM8
  4. Budget GOP. “White House, Senate Dem Leaders Fear Open and Honest Budget”. February 15, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYPmvvh49ik
  5. The Daily Caller. “Boehner on Budget: The Senate has ‘done nothing’ for three years”. March 23, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCyfwxngoQI
  6. Dean Heller. Heller’s No Budget, No Pay Act Highlighted on CNN. March 15, 2012. http://heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/videos?ID=ca349993-0b1c-4eb0-834f-341e739fae81

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