Obama's Budget Voted Down
President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget was slammed May 16 as an “attack on the middle class and our most vulnerable citizens” by the United Auto Workers (UAW).
The slam came as Republican senators used the Senate’s complex rules to schedule a floor debate May 16 on five rival budget packages, including a basic version of Obama’s 2012 budget request.
As expected, Obama’s budget got zero votes when it was offered by GOP senators who were seeking to highlight the unpopularity of Obama’s policies. Just after 4 p.m., 99 senators voted against Obama’s budget, marking another embarrassment for the White House.