Republicans: Where's the Democratic budget?

Republicans have said that, given growing deficit problems and the current fiscal situation, it's irresponsible for Democrats not to put a proposal forward. 

To further push that point, a fair number of Republicans in both the House and the Senate made statements on Twitter, and criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidGOP embraces big stimulus after years of decrying it Five Latinas who could be Biden's running mate Winners and losers from Super Tuesday MORE (D-Nev.) for shirking his leadership duty. (Among those who took to Twitter: The office of Rep. Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorThe Democrats' strategy conundrum: a 'movement' or a coalition? The biggest political upsets of the decade Bottom Line MORE of Virginia, the House majority leader; Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanWho should be the Democratic vice presidential candidate? The Pelosi administration It's not populism that's killing America's democracy MORE of Wisconsin, the House Budget Committee chairman; Sen. John CornynJohn CornynLawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after T package Cuban says he'd spank daughter if she was partying during coronavirus pandemic Twitter comes under fire over Chinese disinformation on coronavirus MORE of Texas; and the conservative Republican Study Committee.)

Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden spar over coronavirus response Senator Tom Coburn's government oversight legacy Remembering Tom Coburn's quiet persistence MORE (R-Okla.), who recently took a break from the Gang of Six talks, also knocked Reid over his approach to deficits in a Thursday op-ed.

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For his part, Reid had a tweet of his own on the matter, appearing to knock Ryan’s budget for its treatment of Medicare. 

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Senate Budget Committee chairman, has yet to release a budget resolution this year, and there is talk that, due to disputes over taxes, he might not move one at all.