Earlier today the US Senate voted on President Obama's budget, rejecting it with a stunning vote of 99-0. Senate Democrats have yet to propose and vote on a budget of their own for over three years now, but Senate Republicans forced their hand and brought up Obama's budget for a vote.
It didn't turn out well for Mr. Obama.
Per The Washington Times:
President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.
Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year.
Republicans forced the vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor.
Democrats disputed that it was actually the president's plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president's numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them — a challenge no Democrats took up.
Democrats want to complain it wasn't Obama's budget verbatim, as it wasn't thousands of pages long, though it had all the same numbers. Their argument doesn't appear to be more than just knee-jerk pushback, as no Democrats could point out where it differed from Obama's budget.
This election is going to be about jobs and the economy, not the multitude of distraction issues Democrats try to peddle on a weekly basis. It is news like this that provides a stark reminder of why Democrats want to talk about anything but jobs or government spending.