Two months in, Democrats lament lack of leverage for more tax hikes « Hot Air: "He’s tried everything he can — except, of course, his job. The Senate is required by law to produce an annual budget, a task that has gone unfulfilled for almost four years. Instead, Reid has insisted on budgeting via a series of artificial crises by demanding that House Republicans reach agreements on temporary spending measures designed to keep federal budgets at the free-spending FY2010 baseline, and creating “fiscal cliffs” through obstructionism. During that period, the House passed budgets every year, and even Obama produced the legally-required budget requests, even if they arrived late four years running."
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