How Will Target Dems Explain Their Party’s Budget Failure?

June 29, 2010

FYI, a version of the release below went out to the following incumbent and challenger districts: John Adler (NJ-03); Jason Altmire (PA-04); Michael Arcuri (NY-24); John Barrow (GA-12); Ami Bera (CA-03); Sanford Bishop (GA-02); Tim Bishop (NY-01); John Boccieri (OH-16); Leonard Boswell (IA-03); Rick Boucher (VA-09); Allen Boyd (FL-02); Paula Brooks (OH-12); John Callahan (PA-15); Dennis Cardoza (CA-18); Russ Carnahan (MO-03); Chris Carney (PA-10); Ben Chandler (KY-06); Travis Childers (MS-01); Gerry Connolly (VA-11); Jim Costa (CA-20); Joe Courtney (CT-02); Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03); Lincoln Davis (TN-04); Suzan DelBene (WA-08); Joe Donnelly (IN-02); Chet Edwards (TX-17); Bob Etheridge (NC-02); Bill Foster (IL-14); Joe Garcia (FL-25); Gabby Giffords (AZ-08); Alan Grayson (FL-08); John Hall (NY-19); Debbie Halvorson (IL-11); Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01); Denny Heck (WA-03); Martin Heinrich (NM-01); Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL); Baron Hill (IN-09); Maurice Hinchey (NY-22); Tim Holden (PA-17); Rush Holt (NJ-12); Steve Israel (NY-02); Steve Kagen (WI-08); Paul Kanjorski (PA-11); Marcy Kaptur (OH-09); Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15); Ron Kind (WI-03); Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01); Ron Klein (FL-22); Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24); Frank Kratovil (MD-01); Rick Larsen (WA-02); Bryan Lentz (PA-07); Dave Loebsack (IA-02); Dan Maffei (NY-25); Betsy Markey (CO-04); Jim Marshall (GA-08); Jim Matheson (UT-02); Michael McMahon (NY-13); Jerry McNerney (CA-11); Walt Minnick (ID-01); Harry Mitchell (AZ-05); Chris Murphy (CT-05); Patrick Murphy (PA-08); Scott Murphy (NY-20); Glenn Nye (VA-02); Bill Owens (NY-23); Ed Perlmutter (CO-07); Tom Perriello (VA-05); Gary Peters (MI-09); Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL); Steve Pougnet (CA-45); Nick Rahall (WV-03); Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23); Mike Ross (AR-04); John Salazar (CO-03); Loretta Sanchez (CA-47); Mark Schauer (MI-07); Kurt Schrader (OR-05); Dan Seals (IL-10); Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01); Ike Skelton (MO-04); Zack Space (OH-18); John Spratt (SC-05); Betty Sutton (OH-13); Harry Teague (NM-02); Dina Titus (NV-03); Manan Trivedi (PA-06); Niki Tsongas (MA-05); Trent Van Haaften (IN-08); Tim Walz (MN-01); Tom White (NE-02); Charlie Wilson (OH-06); David Wu (OR-01) and John Yarmuth (KY-03).

How Will Space Explain His Party’s Budget Failure?

Desperate Dems Look to ‘Deem’ Their Excuse For A Budget Through Congress

Washington- After coming under fire for their failure to pass a budget, House Democrats are now looking to pass off a ‘deeming resolution’ as a real fiscal blueprint. This leaves Ohio families wanting to know: Will Zack Space be a part of this deceitful plan? After already rubber-stamping his party’s failed trillion-dollar stimulus, one would think that Space would be more concerned with getting the economy back on track before the midterm elections. Instead, he has continued to give the green-light to the same big-spending, big-government policies that are responsible for driving the economy off the cliff.

Democrats in the past have blasted the idea of deeming a budget resolution through Congress, but now they are singing a different tune:

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-WI): “They use this rule to deem as passed the budget resolution which they have not been able to pass. In other words, the rule says ‘Let us pretend that in spite of the fact that the Congress hasn’t passed its budget, it has.’ That is what we are doing.” (Remarks, 5/18/06)

Rep. John Dingell (D-MI): “Moreover, the rules continue the so-called ‘deeming’ resolution, which allows the House to pretend it has adopted a binding budget resolution…” (Congressional Record, 1/7/03)

Can Americans even trust the out-of-touch Democrat majority to get the economy back on track? After once promising that their trillion-dollar stimulus would produce millions of jobs, Vice President Joe Biden recently admitted that we will never get back the eight million jobs that have been lost so far:

“Vice President Joe Biden gave a stark assessment of the economy today, telling an audience of supporters, ‘there’s no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession.’” (Stephanie Condon, “Biden: We Can’t Recover All the Jobs Lost,” CBS News, 6/25/2010)

“Zack Space owes it to Ohio families to pass an honest, responsible budget that is essential for job creation, rather than ‘deeming’ his party’s excuse for a fiscal blueprint through Congress,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “After months of high unemployment and rubber-stamping a failed trillion-dollar stimulus, Space and his party leaders have already proven to Americans that they can’t be trusted with the nation’s economy. It’s time the out-of-touch Democrat majority finally listens to economists and middle-class families who have repeatedly called for less spending and more jobs.”