Budget Fail: President Obama's Plan Gets Zero Votes

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The Senate has not passed a federal budget in more than three years and it didn't pass one Wednesday.

President's Obama's budget went down in flames in the Senate 99-0, after failing in the House in March, 414-0.

With that defeat and the federal debt approaching the $16 trillion ceiling, Democrats and Republicans were accusing each other of not caring about the issue.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stood in front of a replica of the national debt clock, declaring the president's budget was "not at all what he promised."

Romney called the government's $15 trillion debt "incomprehensible."

"If I'm president, I'm going to take responsibility and lead, and get us on track to have a balanced budget," he said.

Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio also blasted President Obama.

"Where's the President's plan to tackle our looming debt crisis? Where's the budget -- where's the president's plan to stop the largest tax increase in American history from occurring on January the 1st?" Boehner asked reporters.

"It's time for us to deal with the big issues that are affecting our country and our society," he said. "We've spent enough time playing 'small ball.'"

Obama's budget would have added another $6 trillion in debt. But without a budget and talk of debt default, the White House is accusing the Republicans of political brinksmanship.

"Congress needs to do that and not start, you know, talking about -- you know, playing political gamesmanship again," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Still, no Democrat in the House or Senate voted for the President budget at all.

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