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the 2011 federal budget

  1. JON EWALL profile image50
    JON EWALLposted 5 years ago

    Will the US Government be forced to shut down because President Obama and the previous Democrat controlled Congress failed to approve a 2011 budget?

    1. Stump Parrish profile image60
      Stump Parrishposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would say that both sides failed to pass a budget would be a more accurate statement. The dems failed to pass alot of things they tried to as the repubs only purpose on this planet for the last two years has been to say no and block everything. They decided that it was worth it to shut the country down rather than allow the dems to pass anything that might actually help the country.

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Very possibly. Although I heard today that a temporary extension is likely. It's hard to see how the differences will be resolved.

      1. JON EWALL profile image50
        JON EWALLposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ralph Deeds
        I RESPECT YOU FOR YOUR INTELLIGENCE in political matters and your views at times. Well, come to think about it, many times. PRESIDENT OBAMA said that he will freeze spending in the 2012 budget to  spending in the 2011 budget. The budget that he and Democrats couldn’t present to Congress for approval. The 2011 budget is projected to end up with a $1.56 billion deficit. The President and Congress  have already doubled and tripled department budgets , Obama’s comments to keep spending at 2011 levels looked good to the public but it‘s really  a phony comment. The mainstream media and other sources of information haven’t reported all the facts.

        The problem today is that most of the money for the 2011 budget  has been spent in the last 5 months. The Republican budget proposal for 2011 is cutting what’s left to cut. The truth will come maybe when the Senate attempts to  make cuts .We the people need to find the truth because Congress and the President is hiding the truth.
        To be continued

  2. JON EWALL profile image50
    JON EWALLposted 5 years ago

    THE CBO REPORTED THAT IN JAN 2011 the deficit was $50 billion

    IT APPEARS THAT YEAR 2011the deficit will be higher than the 3 previous budgets.

    The President is scheduled to present his 2012 budget to Congress next week.

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      Texasbetaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love the way you've worded the initial question, very tricky Mr. Ewall. Nicely done, even though I am on the other side. That being said, the deficit is at $1.5 trillion this year, not $50 billion. However, as a percentage of the GDP, it is not even at its highest point by any measure.

      http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/fed … chart.html

      It is alarmingly high, and absolutely needs to be dealt with. How do we do it? Cutting spending won't entirely do it, aside from shutting down the entire country and going anarchy style. How do we do it? What do we cut and/or how do we generate more income for the government?

      1. weholdthesetruths profile image60
        weholdthesetruthsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Explain to me why the country would be in anarchy with only a 2.4 trillion dollar federal budget.

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          Texasbetaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That is not the argument, never was. Go back and read what I wrote. If you allow the debt ceiling not to be pushed, then we default on our debts...which hasn't happened. When that happens, the real drop in the dollar occurs in a measure that you can't imagine, and quickly. THAT leads to the chaos described.

          1. cindi h profile image60
            cindi hposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            The real problem with our economy is borne from our debt money system!!


  3. JON EWALL profile image50
    JON EWALLposted 5 years ago

    Stump Parrish
    YOU SAID ''The dems failed to pass alot of things they tried to as the repubs only purpose on this planet for the last two years has been to say no and block everything.''
    I wrote in May 2010
    We should be worrying about the next move from President Obama and the Democrat Congress.
    The 2011 federal budget was supposed to be presented by April 15th (2010 ). the ''just say no crowd '' Republicans have been locked out of the budget process '' Obama's open government and his way of bipartisanship ''
    Today is May 18 and no budget to see, guess it's all behind locked doors while the President is in Ohio telling the people that the Republicans caused the recession and its the Republicans fault that  unemployment hasn't bounced back.

    The just say no  Republicans refused to allow the President to borrow more money.  The ''Pay-Go'' bill that he signed into law required that any new spending would be offset from existing budget lines.
    The 2011 budget was not passed before the 2010 elections. the Democrats didn't need any Republican votes to pass a budget that Pelosi and  Reid didn't even bring up for a vote. The 2011 budget that the newly elected Republicans ,THIS PAST NOV., are working ON has a $ 1.6 billion deficit. We now know why the Dems didn't present a 2011 budget.
    The newly elected Republican house has passed a 2011 budget. The Reid majority Senate still can’t come up with a 2011 budget. If the Senate don’t come up with a budget, the government may be shut down. President Obama is on the campaign trail weekly, leadership at the highest level, the Senate is blaming the republicans for not agreeing to more spending.

  4. BobbiRant profile image80
    BobbiRantposted 5 years ago

    Hi Jon!  In order to place blame where it is due, we'd need to go back to around 1974 when inflation Really took hold.  That was also a time when American wages went down and have been going down ever since.  We need to place blame on the 1970's when corporations realized they could fleece us all and have been doing so since that time.  Corporations are way too entrenched in American politics to expect anyone in office to make any difference, thay cannot do so.  I have not seen ANY politician Not owned by big business.  Not a slam, just a fact.  Hey, if some lobbyist offers ME free stuff, I might take it too.  Once a politician gets a taste of the 'high life' how do they tell their families the gravy train has ended?  Nope, they now are used to the finer things and are not going to turn them down.  Just a snowball effect going on with lobby, politicians and money.  I place no faith in princes and thieves.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    I believe it was JFK that said, "It is not our job to fix the blame for the past, rather it is our job to fix the course for the future"!
    We need to start from start.  Take every program and evaluate it on it's own merits.  Cut the fat, close the loopholes, eliminate the fraud.  It can be done, we just need the political will.  The only way we will get that is if we constantly harangue our elected officials til they get the message and act on it or get out.
    Which reminds me.....if term limits are good for the office of the president, then they should be good for Congress as well.

    1. JON EWALL profile image50
      JON EWALLposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      THE 2011 BUDGET WAS APPROVED and is projected to have another $1.5+ trillion deficit.
      The Republican controlled  House has approved a 2012 Ryan budget. The Senate voted against approving the Ryan  budget.
      As of today 6/24/11, the Democrat controlled Senate has yet to present a 2012 budget as does President Obama.It appears that 2/3s of our government is not functioning in the work of the people