Memo to Van Hollen: Senate Doesn’t Need House to Pass a Budget

Jim Martin: “Van Hollen’s lame excuse on no Senate budget in 1000 days got stuck in the fertilizer filter”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – Appearing on this morning’s CNBC show “Squawk Box,” Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and his colleague Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) offered excuses for their colleagues on the Senate side for failing to pass a budget in 1000 days, saying it was the GOP’s fault in the House for not sending Senate Democrats a bill they could agree on because they loaded the House budget with “poison pills.”

This prompted a response from 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, leader of the nation’s largest conservative seniors advocacy group:

“The Senate has its own budget committee, what the House does or doesn’t do has absolutely no bearing on the complete and utter dereliction of duty exhibited by Harry Reid and the Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate for their failure to pass a budget in the last 1000 days.

“Democrats are so eager to campaign on the ‘do nothing’ Congress theme that its all they want to do, meanwhile the one chamber Democrats control has done nothing in 1000 days on the budget. I’ve got news for Harry and his Senate colleagues, the House Republicans aren’t your servants, put here to fold your laundry and pass bills subject to your personal approval. If your own committees can’t pass a budget, then send them home and let’s stop paying them, because they’re not doing their job.

“Van Hollen’s lame and ridiculous excuse doesn’t pass the smell test and demonstrates with crystal clarity that Democrats are, and have been, in full campaign mode for some time now, completely shirking their responsibilities, and attempting to pass the buck on their horrendous record of failure.”