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When the Democrats controlled both houses and the White House did they?

just show up and vote "present"? Or did they use their historic opportunity to balance the budget?

Asked By: - 11/14/2011
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They decided the best thing they could do, was to jump start the economy, by shooting it in the foot with Obama Care, and then they broke out the national credit card, and decided to go on a spending spree. They spent, or borrowed and spent (almost make you miss the tax and spend dems), money on such high priority... More
Answered By: TROOPER - 11/14/2011
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They have not passed a budget in 3 years. Must be much easier to write checks.
Answered By: RJC - 11/14/2011
 
They played "follow the leader" and voted "present" just like their leader always did.
Answered By: mamadixie - 11/14/2011
 
They were to busy fighting over what bribes they should get to vote for Obama's POS healthcare bill.
Answered By: Don't Taze Me Bro - 11/14/2011
 
Budget deficit when the Pelosi - Reid Congress took office in 2007: ~ $161 billion. Budget deficit when the Pelosi - Reid Congess got tossed in 2010: ~ $1.6 TRILLION. "Present" would be my guess.
Answered By: thegubmint - 11/14/2011
 
No. They passed a stimulus bill that was working but ended too soon and was not big enough to overcome all the cuts in state spending. They passed the Affordable Care Act. Balancing the budget now would have lead us into a depression.
Answered By: Kiran C - 11/14/2011
 
Nice try, but you are running on old news. Republicans like you are getting hammered evey day. Come on say it with me..... DEFEATED.... see that wasn't hard . Now just keep practicing 2012 will be here before you know ut. hehe
Answered By: mike - 11/14/2011
 
Don't forget their "laser-like" focus on job creation!
Answered By: mySharona - 11/14/2011
 
No. They had to deal with the republicans using a little thing called a filibuster a historic amount of times. If repugs would have given the democrats a chance, something effective would have gotten done. But, no... The repugs kept on filibustering until they were blue in the face. Get a reality check and see just how... More
Answered By: Brian - 11/14/2011
 
They showed up and voted "present." Most of them will even admit they voted for Obama's policies without even reading them first (such as Obamacare).
Answered By: Daisy Duke - 11/14/2011
 
They found new ways to dig us deeper in debt and partied like tomorrow would never come, no they did not pass a budget the only thing they did was curse us with 0bama care and new debt
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