January 20, 2012
January 24, 2012, will mark the 1,000th day since Democrats in the Senate last bothered to do their job and pass a budget for the federal government. While families struggling in the Obama economy must sit down every day and produce a budget for their lives, Senate Democrats have decided it would be a better political move not to produce a budget for the nation. Here’s a list of some things that could have been done in the time since the Senate last passed a budget.
- You could travel to Mars and back… twice.
- The Pentagon could be built… twice.
- The U.S. Constitution would have been drafted, approved, enacted… twice.
- You could build an average house… four times.
- You could fight the War of 1812 from beginning to end.
- Beethoven could compose the entire 9th Symphony.
- You could hold the Summer Olympics… 71 times.
- Charles Dickens could write A Tale of Two Cities… four times.
- The polio vaccine could go from field trials to widespread use… twice.
- Michael Jordan could win three NBA Championships… and have 261 days to spare.
- Christopher Columbus could sail across the Atlantic to the New World… 14 times.
- You could enact the most unpopular expansion of government with Democrats’ federal takeover of health insurance… twice.
- You could hike the entire Appalachian Trail… four times.
- Ronald Reagan could call for the Berlin Wall to come down and see it done, with 119 days to spare.
- Barack Obama was elected to his first term in the Senate and declared his candidacy for President of the United States in less than 1,000 days.
For additional information, contact:
The House Republican Conference Policy Office