Where’s the love?
Despite all the (whining?) and dining at the White House in the hopes of bipartisanship and civility, Republicans got out the trash-talk for President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget proposal.
Since Republicans control the House, and Democrats the Senate and White House, bipartisan action will be needed if any progress is to be made. Congressional Correspondent Richard Cowan takes a look at how the budget process works here.
Obama released a $3.7 trillion proposal as the first salvo in the annual budget wars. Republicans immediately marched out their disapproval.
Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan: “The president’s budget accelerates our country down the path to bankruptcy.”
Senator Jeff Sessions, senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee: “Today he submitted a budget to Congress that accelerates our dangerous trajectory. His budget increases spending every single year, eventually doubling the size of the entire government from what it was the day he took office.”