On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, freshman Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) said “there’s no excuse” for Senate Democrats’ failure to pass a budget in nearly three years (959 days). The former governor explained that he “would have been impeached” for refusing to put together a budget for his state. He also offered a humorous (or perhaps depressing) account of his introduction to the fiscally unserious ways of Democrats on Capitol Hill:
Jan. 24, 2012 will mark the the 1,000th day without a budget from Senate Democrats — right around the time that President Obama will deliver his third State of the Union address. Fitting.