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 [...]
No senators voted for President Obama’s 2012 budget when it came up for a vote in the Senate Wednesday.
A procedural vote to move forward on the president’s plan failed 0-97.
Just minutes earlier, the Senate failed to advance Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget plan by a vote of 40-57 as five Republicans voted against their party.
Democrats sought to put Republicans on the defensive over the Ryan budget, which they have [...]
by Mike “Mish” Shedlock, Global Economic Trend Analysis
The City of Costa Mesa, with a population over 100,000, is about to become 43% closer to the idealized goal of no city workers.
In a massive step in the right direction, Costa Mesa to lay off nearly half of city workforce, outsource services.
The city of Costa Mesa plans to lay off more than 200 employees and outsource 18 city services by the fall.