Skip to comments.Ryan asks if Obama will meet deadline to submit a budget request this year
Posted on 01/09/2013 7:00:02 PM PST by Nachum
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday asked the White House if it will once again miss the legal deadline for submitting an annual budget to Congress. Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009. Given the critical importance of addressing our nation´s fiscal problems, I am writing to ask whether the President will submit
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No downside, no result.
Even stopping congressional pay would be of limited use — most congresscritterss are or are on the way to being independently wealthy.
The only thing that would work would be to strip Congress of ALL POWERS unless and until a balanced budget is passed.
No budget from the other side, no budget gets negotiated... no government.
Shut it down, instead of more CRs and baseline budgets and rising debt limits.
Will that happen? No. GOP House likes the continuations too.
To which, Husseinn says...”I don’t give a * about the law.”
Sounds kinda like this.....http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/benoit.wav
Oh now Ryan has something to say, where was he before the fiscal cliff deadline?
Hey, if there’s no budget then no one has to tighten their belts!!! Yeehaw, party time!
Heh. Where is Obama getting this money? Is not the GOP in charge of the House and the budget? Why do the GOP keep on running such huge budgets? It’s easy to blame Obama, but, the House controls the purse.
Trillion $ platinum coins.
If congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling and zero authorizes spendings anyways, he could have a big problem. If zero directs the treasury to sell more bonds on his own, he could create an immediate default because bond buyers and holders would not be certain if the action is Constitutional. And if the action is unconstitutional the bonds would be invalid.
The ONLY reason that he doesn't submit a budget is because they keep giving him Continuing Resolutions that authorize him spending.
He's learned that he has no downside when not submitting a budget, so why should he?
My first thought was: The answer to this is easy. Stop giving him CR's and force him to spell out his spending in a budget. What's the problem here?