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Obama delays budget for 2013 [third time the administration has missed the legal deadline]
The Hill ^

Posted on 01/23/2012 12:15:29 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama delays budget for 2013 By Erik Wasson - 01/23/12 02:08 PM ET

President Obama will release his 2013 budget one week late, an administration official said Monday, the third time the administration has missed the legal deadline.

Under the law, the budget is to be released on the first Monday in February, but the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be releasing the 2013 budget on Feb. 13.

The Obama administration also delayed the release of the budget last year, waiting until Feb. 14.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the delay is symptomatic of a fiscally reckless administration.

"I am deeply disappointed in this President’s abdication of leadership when it comes to prioritizing Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars. The decision to delay the release of his budget again could not come at a more precarious moment for our fiscal and economic future," Ryan said.

"This will mark the third time in four years the President has missed his statutory requirement to present a budget on time, while trillion-dollar budget deficits continue to mount. As the President announces another missed deadline, tomorrow marks the 1,000th day Senate Democrats have gone without any budget at all."

Sen. Jeff Session (R-Ala.), the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, blasted the delay and said he was "shocked" to hear the administration would again fail to deliver a budget on time.

"In this, the final year of his term, one would think he would be ready and eager to lay out his detailed plan for our nation’s financial future."

The release of the president's budget is the first step in the spending cycle for the federal government. President Obama is expected to call for $1.2 trillion in automatic discretionary spending cuts, which were triggered by the failure of the deficit supercommittee, to be replaced with other mandatory program cuts and tax increases. The proposals will be grounded in September recommendations the president made to the supercommittee.

The president will propose an increase in federal civilian workers’ pay as part of the budget, an administration official confirmed this month.

The 0.5 percent pay increase comes after two years during which civilian pay was frozen to save billions. The 2013 pay increase is far less than the current rate of inflation, which stood at 3.4 percent in November compared to a year earlier.

The official said that in order to cuts costs, the administration will not be releasing print copies of the huge, four-volume budget to the news media for free.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bankrupt; bhocorruption; bhofascism; bhosocialism; budget; corruption; criminalpresident; debt; deficit; delay; democrats; fraud; impeach; liberalfascism; nobama2012; obama; obamabudget; ryan; sessions; spending; tyranny; usbudget

1 posted on 01/23/2012 12:15:35 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

My guess? Too much golf.


2 posted on 01/23/2012 12:19:06 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if Gingrich’s campaign is keeping track of all this stuff for later. ;)


3 posted on 01/23/2012 12:20:00 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Sub-Driver

legal deadline? “The law is what I write on a piece of paper.” - Saddam Hussein [Obama]


4 posted on 01/23/2012 12:21:59 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Sub-Driver

The democrat 9-9-9 plan.

999 days without a budget.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 12:22:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

no budget means no worries!

if we have checks, we have money!


6 posted on 01/23/2012 12:26:03 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Legal deadline, Constitution. We don’t need no stink’in.......


7 posted on 01/23/2012 12:26:18 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Sub-Driver
“$ 1.2 trillion in automatic discretionary spending cuts”

Half of those cuts are coming from the Department of Defense and are on top of another $ 500 billion cut.

For those you don't, or worse yet don't want to know, the Defense Department's budget represents 25% of the Federal Budget but is almost always the chief provider of budget cuts.

I flew in the “Carter Air Force” when we had more hanger queens than flyable aircraft and where “K-balling” parts from one aircraft, frequently scheduled to fly later, so an aircraft could have its “red X” signed off. IMHO, that level of support in today's military world will get sons of friends killed both in training and operations.

8 posted on 01/23/2012 12:26:48 PM PST by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Sub-Driver

I suppose this means they’ve abandoned the FY2012, FY2011 and FY2010 budgets altogether?


9 posted on 01/23/2012 12:27:06 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Delay until after the SOTU


10 posted on 01/23/2012 12:28:10 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

More like delay until after the election.

If baraq gets a second term, then continue on writing hot checks.
If baraq loses, the repubs get the blame for the financial clusterfrock that has been left behind.


11 posted on 01/23/2012 12:36:14 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Sub-Driver

The dog, uh, ate it. Bush’s dog.

`Whiny Little Bitch: The Excuse Ridden Administration of Barack Obama’
by Mike Cullen


12 posted on 01/23/2012 12:36:21 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: Digger

Well, Surprise, Surprise. He doesn't think he has to Obey the Constitution on the Budget and neither does his Senate. He doesn't have to wait until Congress is out session three days as he said. Why, Surprise, Surprise.

And of Course, he is a better president than George Washington. Well, how about that?

13 posted on 01/23/2012 12:36:46 PM PST by sr4402
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To: Sub-Driver
Someone should tell that guy running the RNC what a great ad this would make.

"This will mark the third time in four years the President has missed his statutory requirement to present a budget on time, while trillion-dollar budget deficits continue to mount. As the President announces another missed deadline, tomorrow marks the 1,000th day Senate Democrats have gone without any budget at all."

14 posted on 01/23/2012 12:39:22 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: WayneS

“I suppose this means they’ve abandoned the FY2012, FY2011 and FY2010 budgets altogether?”

You know Democrats, and “Old News”. Those budgets are “old news” now, so they don’t matter anymore. That’s the Democrat way.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 12:41:13 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: RexBeach
My guess? Too much golf.

My guess is that he wants it out after the SOU address rather than before. That way, his surprise initiatives get revealed in the speech.

16 posted on 01/23/2012 12:46:19 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: WayneS
George Stephanopoulos:

Mr. President, 3 years without a budget, in 2010 & 2011, with George Bush at his Texas ranch and you with a super majorty in the House and majority in the senate, why were you unable or unwilling to present the American People with a budget the first two years of your administration?

...well maybe if FOX host a debate.

17 posted on 01/23/2012 12:50:10 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver
The so called "Brilliant" President Dumba$$ once again proves he is either very lazy or incompetent. How can you NOT come up with a budget and NOT get demolished in an election year?

I hate the MSM for giving him a pass on this.

18 posted on 01/23/2012 12:52:31 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: RightGeek

“...Delay until after the SOTU...”

What are you talking about? He’s going to delay this until he’s out of the White House. If CONgress ever passes a budget and Ø puts his signature to it, the economy officially becomes his baby. He wants no part of that. He doesn’t want the blame that comes with a budget. Easier to keep bblaming Bush for the sorry state of affairs instead of being a man and accepting responsibility for what’s been going on the last three years.

Now, where are his clubs? He’s got a few rounds to make up for. Vegas has a few nice courses he’s to check out.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 1:03:46 PM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He probably had a budget written up but the dog probably ate it? Along with his college transcipts and his long form BC.


20 posted on 01/23/2012 1:22:42 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Sub-Driver
If you can print money, & the public really doesn't know about its inflationary effects, passing an annual budget doesn't matter any more...
21 posted on 01/23/2012 1:24:32 PM PST by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: Nachum

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22 posted on 01/23/2012 1:25:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: 4Liberty

23 posted on 01/23/2012 1:26:11 PM PST by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: 4Liberty

24 posted on 01/23/2012 1:27:24 PM PST by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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26 posted on 01/23/2012 1:47:15 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Chgogal
President Obama, when he is his de facto office upstairs – the one that is closer to Jarrett’s own office, and a short hop over to the residence, he spends his time there often in shorts, or sweats, a t-shirt, and those sandal things…flip-flops. There is a large screen television in there and that’s where hours of his time are spent when he is actually at the White House. Day in and day out. The First Lady rules the residence, and the president heads over to his 2nd floor West Wing study. Starting around last spring, he started to take regular briefings in there. And the instructions that went out on those briefings to the president were that they were to be most importantly – brief. Anything more than about 15 minutes is unacceptable to Obama. So let’s look through the eyes of someone heading into Barack Obama’s upstairs office at the White House to give him a briefing.

Maybe it’s on national security. Maybe the economy. Energy policy. Whatever – doesn’t matter. The scenario being played out these days is pretty much the same regardless of the particulars. You knock on the door – it’s always closed. Always. Often you have to knock for some time before being given approval from inside to enter. The big screen will be on – the volume loud. You can easily hear it from outside the door. The sports channels are the ones most commonly playing, though sometimes the channel will be set to music, or Fox News. Sometimes Valerie Jarrett might be there, but most often it is just the president and his personal aide. A large leather chair will be facing the television – it’s well worn. Not part of the White House furnishings but something the president must have brought in from back home. That’s where you’ll most often find the President of the United States – the most powerful man in the free f**ing world.

He often sits with one leg draped over one of the chair’s arms and the other leg stuck straight onto the floor. Shorts, sweats, a t-shirt, and like I said, no shoes or just those sandal things that so many of the younger people like to wear these days. And that leg that’s draped over an arm of the chair will be bopping up and down, like…like someone with a lot of nervous energy. Like a kid does. And there’s the smell of smoke hanging on the president. The guy never quite smoking – that was all bullsh*t. I told you that already. In fact, there’s one of those smokeless ash trays on the desk in there. And that desk, it’s a mess. Magazines spread out all over it. Stupid sh*t too. Real low brow reading material the president is into. People. Rolling Stone. Lots of those tabloid things. The most common thread with this sh*t is it’s about the president. If it’s about him, he’s gonna read it. Good or bad – doesn’t matter. If somebody is talking about him, he’s reading it. He’s watching it. Whatever. The guy’s self-obsession is off the f***ing charts.

So that’s what you first see when you enter the room – the upstairs office, of President Obama. Next you’re gonna notice how small the guy looks. Really thin. He pads his suits up you know. The top end. The shoulders. It became an actual issue during the 2008 campaign – some of his handlers were saying it made his neck look too small. Fact is, it made his neck look just like it is – small. The guy is scrawny. All knees and elbows sitting in that chair. Sometimes he gets up when you come in, sometimes he remains seated and will just turn the volume on the TV down with the remote and say, “What you got?” That foot is bouncing up and down while you give him the briefing, but he rarely looks over at you – always looking at whatever is on the television.

If it’s Jarrett in the room, or the personal assistant, one of them is there to keep the time. Your time. Don’t go over that ten minutes. And even if the president doesn’t look like he hears a word you’re saying, they are listening to everything. Every **da*n syllable coming out of your mouth, and if something is said they don’t like, they jot down notes. Been told it’s to use for the end of day summary they give the president – their own version of what is important and what can be ignored…and who might need to be pushed down, or pushed out…or whatever. So you’re looking at the president, this skinny guy, who’s ignoring you, who’s dressed like some kind of f***ing frat boy wannabe, with somebody else taking notes on what you’re saying, and then you get up and walk out.

The president might acknowledge you on some days, give a little not, maybe even a thank you, but most often he just continues to look at the TV, bounce that foot on the chair, his skin looking off-color, pale, the eyes out of focus, the hair a helleva lot more gray than is shown in public, the wrinkles around the mouth far deeper…and the hands. His fu***ng hands are so…they are just these thin little stick digits. They are like these long-fingered woman’s hands. And his wrists, you could wrap your own fingers all the way around those wrists – again, so much like a woman’s hands. Almost freakish. Certainly not the strong alpha-male type image that America was given during the 2008 campaign. Insider

27 posted on 01/23/2012 2:45:48 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t get mad. Get even.


28 posted on 01/23/2012 4:49:33 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: Sub-Driver

Budgets are for elected officials not kings and rulers


29 posted on 01/23/2012 5:14:49 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama and the current congress remind me of an old joke.

I’ve still got checks therefore I still have money!


30 posted on 01/25/2012 6:55:31 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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