Skip to comments.Shocker: The White House misses their budget deadline, again (The fourth time in five years)
Posted on 02/04/2013 11:13:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The White House is legally required to submit a budget to Congress on the first Monday in February of every year — which evidently means little-to-nothing to the auspicious Obama administration. The White House already warned the House Budget Committee that, yeah, they probably weren’t going to be able to get that done on time… and, lo and behold, they are indeed going to fail to submit a budget by the prescribed deadline, for the fourth time in five years. Paul Ryan is not amused:
“Im disappointed the President has missed his deadline. But Im not surprised. In four of the last five years, hes failed to submit his budget on time. We still dont know when well receive the presidents request. And for nearly four years, Senate Democrats havent passed a budget at all. We deserve better,” Ryan’s statement reads.
“We spend $1 trillion more than we take in each year. In fact, we spend $3 for every $2 we take in. And we cant keep that up. If we stay on this path, our finances will collapse. The economy will stall. And the most vulnerable will suffer. We need a budget that reflects our prioritiesthat expands opportunity. The fact is, we cannot achieve those goals unless we budget responsibly.
“Every time the President and Senate Democrats shirk their duty, they delay choices we need to make. Weve still got time, but its dwindling. Every missed deadline is a missed opportunity. We need to get serious about spending now.
And, before you ask, why no — they apparently do not have any immediate plans to amend the situation. Via BuzzFeed:
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that he had no updates on when President Barack Obama will release his budget for the next fiscal year.
“I don’t have an update on the President’s budget,” Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One as the president travels to Minneapolis to discuss his gun control proposals when asked when Obama will submit his spending plan to Congress. The deadline for submitting his budget for fiscal year 2014 is Monday, February 4, 2013 under the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921. …
Carney encouraged reporters to “focus on substance over deadlines,” saying Obama has proposed detailed plans for bringing down the nation’s deficits, and that unlike Republicans, what he “hasn’t done is submit a highly partisan budget that has no support among the American public.”
Substance over deadlines? Substance, like watching President Obama
lecture “rally public opinion” on gun control in Minnesota this afternoon, or remind us all that he is by no means finished raising taxes and class-warmongering? …No, thanks.
Then lock Barack Obama up in the hoosegow.
Laws and regulations are for the little people. The usurper is above the law and we continue to let him slide.
As I posted at Twitchy earlier: So... if Obama comes out on the first Monday in Feb. and doesn’t produce a budget, does that mean 6 more years of recession?
Why even bother bringing up the issue anymore?
Obama and the democrats have not had a budget passed in the last 3 years, and nobody has held them accountable, not even the republicans. Mostly, the American people aren’t even paying attention to the budget as an issue, and therefore, they can’t be made to show any concern.
Oobama and the democrats will talk about the budget and deficits and the national debt, and will will make promises, but, none of those promises will become reality when they know that they have 4 more years to do the same as in the first 4 years of Obama. No budgets, more spending, and more debt. Who’s going to stop them?
Going forward, no budget proposals, will have become the new normal.
Nothing here to see. Move on.
Budget! Budget! We don’t need no steenking budget!
Well, it’s not like it’s real important or anything........
Blacks on welfare don’t do budgets.
Obama is the most expensive EBT thug in the country.
A law with no teeth is not a law at all.
Too bad the laws that constrain Congress never seem to have criminal penalties.
I thin I finally figured out what’s going on and how the conservatives can break the pattern if they have the will: Obama is holding out for a determination of how much revenue he can squeeze, then he’ll decide where he’ll spend it. this is exactly bass-ackwards. If he wants to make a case to Congress and to the American people, he must first lay out his spending plan. But that’s obviously what he does not want to reveal. No opposition party leadeship should ever consider any type of additional revenue without knowing where the administration plans to spend it. But Obama does not want to commit, and that is why we have a stalemate.