Dems to GOP: Draft Your Own Budget

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2009 1:26 PM CDT
Budget Director Peter Orszag testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Budget Committee hearing on the fiscal year 2010 federal budget.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – Frustrated Senate Democrats today urged their GOP counterparts to stop criticizing President Obama’s proposed budget and provide an alternative, the Hill reports. “If it were easy to write a budget, then the Republicans would be writing one,” Dick Durbin said. Republicans responded that as the minority, that wasn’t their responsibility. “We will offer a series of alternatives by amendment,” a spokesman said.