Indiana U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Granger, has broken ranks with fellow Democrats and voted with the state's four Republican House members against President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget plan.
The House passed the plan 233-196 Thursday. Donnelly was among 20 Democrats and 176 Republicans who voted against the proposal. All four Indiana Republicans were among those voting no.
Donnelly says he voted against it because of "the growing national debt which our children are being asked to bear."
Apparently Joe wants the government to stop spending during a major recession. Or does he? We'll never know, but no one will ask him how he expects to lift the country out of the gutter. No one will tell him that there are only two ways to lower the deficit (dramatically cutting spending or raising taxes) and ask him which of those he wants to do in the middle of a recession.
Which is it, Joe? You can't claim credit for stimulus money coming into the district and then vote against the budget because it increases the national debt.