It has been 1,307 days since the Senate passed a budget. That’s 7.25 school years’ worth of attendance since the Senate did that particular legal duty.

Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has shown no indication he will change this pattern of behavior even as the last chance for a formal budget slips away. Instead, Reid is playing politics, and as Huffington Post reported  yesterday, the consequences of those political games were seen in a stock market drop at the end of the day.

Every day, week, month, and year, American families must balance their budgets or go bankrupt. The government probably won’t officially do that, since more money can always be printed (at the risk of high inflation), but the consequences of not having a budget will be seen as the debt grows and the American economy continues its stagnant growth.

Leader Reid, it’s long past time that you were worthy of your title. Tea Party Patriots is making one final plea on behalf of millions of activists across the country that you do your job, for the sake of the country. Patriots may not like the House’s budget, but at least the House is on record for its budgetary priorities. The President’s budget may be chock full of dishonest calculations, but at least his priorities can be discussed and debated.

It appears your priorities, Leader Reid, are to play partisan games, regardless of the national consequences.