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1,000-Days of Shame

Recorded on January 21, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

Today marks the 1,000th day of shame for the U.S. Senate.

It has been 1,000 days since April 29, 2009, which was the last time the Senate approved a budget for the federal government. The lack of a plan has not stopped them from spending, however.

1,000 days ago our national debt was $11.2-trillion. Today it is $15.2-trillion. The debt has increased by an even $4-billion a day. And another increase of over a trillion dollars is on the way. Truly, failure to plan is planning to fail. And the Senate's refusal to pass a budget is a failure to plan of the highest order.

The law requires a federal budget. But Senate leader Harry Reid has said there is no need to have a budget and that it was a waste of time, even calling it foolish to have a budget. Shame on him.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.