The “Mom in Tennis Shoes,” Patty Murray, has become the “Senator in Tap Dance Shoes”. Her Viewpoint article (TNT, 7-19) seems to dance around some major facts.
• I was surprised at her admission that this spring the Senate passed the first budget in four years to deal with sequestration. What she failed to mention was that for the past four years it was the first time the Senate has passed a budget (an annual constitutional duty). The House of Representatives in each of the previous four years had passed a budget, sent it to the Senate, and had …