Skip to comments.Republicans Quietly Talk About Skipping Next Budget
Posted on 01/17/2014 9:58:37 AM PST by Olog-hai
House Republicans are quietly discussing the option of not writing a budget in 2014, a maneuver that would free up time on the legislative calendar and protect GOP lawmakers from a potentially damaging vote in an election year.
The idea of Republicans skipping this years budgetary process seems odd when considering the House GOP made history last year by attaching a policy rider called No Budget, No Pay to a debt-limit extension. That measure tied lawmakers salaries to budgets being written in both chambers and paved the way for a budget agreement between House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray.
But unbeknownst to some lawmakers at the timeand still some todayis that No Budget, No Pay was a one-year provision. It is now expired. This, combined with the fact that Ryan-Murray set spending figures for the next fiscal year anyhow, has some House Republicans wondering if a budgeting process this year is really necessary.
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The GOP is done.
Didn’t they just pass a budget, twice?
What about those cuts to Vets pensions I keep reading about?
I am currently trying to talk hubby into selling our house and buying a bigger boat. That way we can just sit on the water and wait....for everything to collapse...and then just motor away.
It really is the only option I can see that’s available.
That dingy tethered to the back of your boat will be me. (grin)
It’s just as if they aren’t there anyways so skipping it next time won’t matter.
GOPe approves of rule by decree it seems
The way they are going there might be no Republicans in Congress by next year any ways
I suspect not any more!
Well when the time comes I will take as many with us as possible. ;)
This is only so boehner can write a MEXICAN AMNESTY US CITIZENSHIP GIVEAWAY bill for his bestest buddies nazi peloser and dingy harry roid!
That was the budget due on October 1, 2013. I'd like a job where I could turn in my work 3½ months behind schedule.
That was day one of the shutdown.
That reminds me of an observation I made on Mark Levin recently.
I was thinking how he rants month after month that the congress didn't pass a budget, when they were passing those CRs instead.
Then they pass a budget and he goes ballistic over it.
There's a lesson here.
Mark's whole show is about him being mad, except when he used to talk about that book about his dead dog .
All talk and no guts. Republicans are worse than Democrats.
A $1.1-trillion big spending budget? That’s not a budget; it’s license.
All budgets are spending and taxes by definition.
That doesn’t mean they are also pork by definition.
One man’s pork is another man’s pensions.
And Brave Sir Robin bravely ran away...
So saith the Gospel of Big Government. (ref: Detroit)
Everyone seems to want the other mans pork cut, but says that theirs is critical,
But the Republicans PROMISE! No really they PROMISE that they will fight on the next battle(debt ceiling, spending, gov. shutdown—pick one...)and when they win the senate they PROMISE they will stop obama, but wait, no when they win the senate and the presidency in 2016 then they will stop the democrats and fight, no wait they PROMISE that in 2018 if they get a veto proof senate they will fight, no wait...
The spineless Republicans are like the parent always threatening to blister the backside of their bratty kids and yet never doing anything except some bluster. Eventually the kids don’t listen to them nor do they respect them.
We truly are in dire need of a second, opposition party at this point.
It frees them up to work on passing amnesty and raising taxes on the middle class by “closing the loopholes” I love that phrase.
It frees them up to work on passing amnesty and raising taxes on the middle class by closing the loopholes”