Says Dems Didn’t Pass A Budget Because Republicans Would Have Filibustered It
By Dell Hill
Call it high school freshmen Civics. Oh, I forgot...they don’t teach that any more. Maybe they should. Maybe that’s the reason why Nancy Pelosi told a “pants on fire” lie when asked by Jon Stewart why the Democrats didn’t pass a budget when she was Speaker of the House.
Tina Korbe, writing at Hot Air, points out....
“Good question, Mr. Stewart. Nancy Pelosi answers in typical Nancy Pelosi fashion — by saying “Republicans would have filibustered it.”
Too bad budgets can’t be filibustered. They require a simple majority in both House and Senate to pass.
What’s more: When Democrats did control both houses, they had a supermajority in the Senate. Republicans could have filibustered only with the help of Democrats. No way to pin this one on Republicans — and, yet, Pelosi still tries. Predictable.”