What is an enabler? It is one whose action, inaction or silence allows an injurious action to continue. In personal life, it is one who buys or gives money to an addict to acquire the addictive substance. In politics, it is one who stands by while something they know is wrong goes on. For example, when an elected official stands silent while another party member is engaged in something not quite right. This is the most common form of enabling in politics.
New York has two enablers in the United States Senate. Senator Charles Schumer, who is safe for another four years, and Kirsten Gillibrand, up for re-election this year. Their mode of enabling is silence. What are they silent about? By constitutional authority, the Congress and Senate must produce a budget every year. Congress had done its duty when last year it passed the "Path to Prosperity" budget. The Senate had blocked time and time again any consideration of this budget. They have not produced any alternative budget. In fact, they have not produced any kind of budget since April 2009, almost 1000 days.
This is direct abrogation of their constitutional duty. Yet, both Senators Schumer and Gillibrand have remained silent while this President lies to the people about a "do-nothing" congress." The Republican- led Congress has passed since they took control more than 50 bills, including proposed budgets, and the Senate has yet to take up any of them for consideration. The truth is you have a "do-nothing" Senate, the legislative body led by the Democrats.