Sunday Show Round Up

Majority Whip says there are not enough votes for the budget deal to pass the Senate
Ryan and Muray

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) praised the Ryan-Murray budget on Sunday while cautioning that the Senate does not yet have the votes to pass it.

The Hollow Men

Senate Democratic budget’s defense cuts would hollow out military, hawks warn
AP

National security hawks say the budget cuts outlined in Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray’s (D., Wash.) budget blueprint ignore spending recommendations from President Barack Obama’s top military brass and could “hollow out” defense.

Binder Full of Gimmicks

Budget offered by Democrats includes $1.5 trillion in new taxes, GOP says
Patty Murray / AP

Senate Democrats’ budget proposal is based on accounting gimmicks according to the top Republican on the Budget Committee, who claimed Thursday that it double-counts spending cuts and raises taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars more than advertised.

We Waited Four Years for This?

Red state Democrats nervous about Senate budget proposal, sources say
Patty Murray / AP

The author of Senate Democrats’ budget proposal has refused to release specifics on her legislation prior to a Budget Committee markup on Wednesday, a move Republicans say reveals the proposal’s unpopularity even among Democrats.