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Coats Statement on Three-Year Anniversary of Last Budget Passed by Senate Democrats


Location: Washington, DC

Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today made the following statement regarding Sunday marking the three-year anniversary of the last budget passed by Senate Democrats:

"On Sunday, 1,096 days will have passed since Senate Democrats last fulfilled one of their most fundamental duties to the American taxpayer by passing a budget. There is no greater example of why the American people are deeply frustrated with Washington than the Senate's continued failure to outline spending priorities and enact a budget. American families and businesses operate on a budget and expect their government to do the same. It's long past time for President Obama and Congress to make difficult decisions today to restore economic growth and good paying jobs across the country."

Since the Senate Democrats last passed a budget:

The United States has lost its perfect credit rating.
Federal debt has increased nearly 50 percent to a staggering $15.6 trillion.
America has assumed the unenviable position of having the highest business tax amongst our country's trading partners.
At $49,824 per person, America's debt per capita has increased and is now higher than many European countries including Greece.

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