House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Barack Obama’s budget for 2013, which got zero votes in Congress, Democrat or Republican, was “an excellent proposal” for talks dealing with the so-called fiscal cliff.
During a Capitol Hill press conference, Pelosi was asked: “What is the Democratic contingency if the [federal] debt limit isn’t raised before the end of the year and Republicans demand –?”
Pelosi said, “Well, the president has put forth in his budget what I believe to be an excellent proposal. We have said in our budget that passed under the leadership of Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) where we think all of this should go. It’s a negotiation.” [...]
President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget, which would have added $6.4 trillion in new deficits over 10 years, received zero votes in Congress. The House defeated the budget 414-0 in March, while the Senate struck it down 99-0 in May. The budget included additional stimulus spending and raising taxes on upper-income earners.