Senate Budget Votes a Game of Gotcha

May 16, 2012

Media Contacts:
Victoria Coley | 433.758.6077

Washington Continues Playing Politics as Americans, Economy Struggle

Arlington, VA— Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the U.S. Senate plans to vote on several budget proposals this afternoon:

About two weeks ago, we passed the three year anniversary of Congress failing to pass a budget, and now members of the Senate have decided to play a political game of gotcha by forcing votes on budget plans that have no chance of passing. As Washington continues to tax and spend Americans’ hard-earned money without a strategy, our economy is still stagnant, and our deficits are still unsustainable. While these votes might score political points, they do nothing to encourage the fiscal responsibility so desperately needed in Washington today.

Click here to watch Public Notice’s recent television ad marking the third anniversary of Congress’ failure to pass a budget.

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