Senator Boxer has a senior moment

From Huffington Post:

A Clear Budget Choice for America
Sen. Barbara Boxer. -- U.S. Senator from California
Our country must address four major challenges simultaneously: job creation, deficit reduction, American competitiveness and a moral obligation to ensure that the most vulnerable among us have a safety net. The plan President Obama laid out this week passes that test.

Unfortunately, the Republican 2012 budget, which passed the House today, not only fails all four tests, but rips the safety net out from underneath our seniors and working Americans, while making the middle class, the heart and soul of our country, pay the price for tax cuts for the wealthiest among us.

And the money quote:

The Democrats record on balancing the budget speaks for itself. It was the Democrats in Congress, working with President Clinton in the 1990s, who balanced the budget.

At the time, Republicans in the House and Senate opposed that plan. One Republican Senator said, "Make no mistake, these higher rates will cost jobs." Another Senator said at the time, "I really do not think it takes a rocket scientist to know this bill will cost jobs." But they were wrong -- it led to a robust economy, record-setting surpluses and 23 million new jobs.

So we know how to balance the budget, because we did it before. And we did it again, in 1998, 1999, and 2000.

Excuse me Ma'am, it was the Republican party that controlled both the House and the Senate and it is the House of Representatives that sets the budget, the Senate signs off on it and then it gets passed to the President for approval. It was the Republicans who balanced the budget back then and it is the Republicans who are trying to balance it again now. Fscking Moron...

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