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Hoyer: 'The Fact Is You Don't Need A Budget'
Two of the top two leaders in our Congress had the audacity to utter the words that our federal government doesn't need to pass a budget. You can see the quote above by Steny Hoyer (D-Md) and the other spilled from the lips of none other than obstructionist Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Majority Leader. We'll get to him in a minute. Lets take a look first at what Pelosi's right hand man had to say about not doing their lawful job.
First of all, it is the law of this land passed by Congress itself and it is a function of the legislative branch to pass a budget and control the purse strings of the nation in a fiscally responsible manner. Steny doesn't want a little thing like the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to get in the way of making up the rules as they go along. Somewhere buried in the US Constitution are the rules of this nation and how it is to be governed. That's a lot easier to read than Obamacare or all the other thousand plus page laws they seem to pen.
The Control Act of 1974 was written to control the spending habits of the federal government. Oh duh! It requires Congress to pass an annual budget, have it scored by the Congressional Budget Office and signed by the President. Sounds easy doesn't it? They are obviously intentionally violating federal law. You see those laws are for us "little people," not those who write them. Sounds criminal to me, how about you?
Here's exactly what Hoyer said this past Tuesday and I hope the people in his district are paying attention, "The fact is, you don't need a budget. We can adopt appropriations bills. We can adopt authorization policies without a budget. We already have an agreed-upon cap on spending." Hell of a way to run a federal government and what we have been seeing is what has allowed Obama to spend about $6 trillion in just over three years. So how much truth is there in the way Hoyer sees it and the way the tax payer sees it? Run your household without a budget and see where that ends up - in bankruptcy court or the poor house. This nation is in the poor house and one step away from bankruptcy.
Really? You're Kidding! Read The Cap?
An examination of Hoyer's "spending cap" statements needs a short review. Lets separate FACT from fiction and see how their fiscal restraint is working out so far. The CBO report just out last week disputes old Steny boy. Remember the Budget Control Act they passed? They're ignoring that too. What the CBO has found is that so far this year by $156 billion and this is only mid-February. So what's the deal Steny? What happens is when they want to spend more money they just pop the cap off of the bottle and keep on borrowing and spending money we don't have to spend. Need to raise the national debt so more money can be wasted? Just give Obama the authority to raise it. He likes to spend lavishly. It's called "smoke and mirrors" economics.
It's only been 1,022 days since Congress passed a budget. That's as long as Obama has been in office and we see the results clearly. At least those of us who don't wear partisan political party blinders do. Here's Steny's explanation for that as he seems to want to blame other people for the current crisis they created: "So that this 1,000 days they (he's referring to the US Senate) haven't passed a budget, the Republicans went for equal lengths of time without passing a budget." The old blame game in action again. Who gives a rat's arse what happened before? Lets address the current Congress and President and fix the damned problem.
Exactly Why They Haven't Passed A Budget
Speaking of dereliction of duty, "How are you Harry Reid?" He's the biggest obstruction in the US Senate for obeying the law of the land. Harry doesn't think he needs too. He's above all of that you see. Here's what Harry said on Friday, "We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year. It's done, we don't need to do it." What does federal law say and require Harry? Or again, are those laws just for us little, common people down here where your stuff rolls down hill and splatters us?
Wow! So where is Obama in all of this since he's about to release his own budget this coming Monday after his minions say they don't need one? First of all,. I'm sure his next budget proposal will be a doozy like his last one that didn't gain even one vote in the Senate.
Here's what Jay Carney, the President's press secretary, had to say about it, "Well, I don't have an opinion to express on how the Senate does its business with regards to this issue." Let me see if I understand this correctly since Carney speaks for Obama. The President of the United States doesn't have an opinion about the Democratic party members of the US Senate sitting up there ignoring federal law and doing nothing as usual? Really? He is the leader of that political party is he not?
The House passed a budget last year and sent it to the Senate. What did the Senate do? Nothing is what they did. The House is about to release its next budget. The POTUS is about to release his budget proposal. Both of those will be sent to the US Senate. What should you expect from that great body of thinkers? Expect nothing because that's what we are about to get this time around too with leaders like Reid and Hoyer beating their partisan gums.
The Official Coin Of The US Senate
What we are witnessing up there on Capitol Hill borders on the criminal if, in fact, it isn't criminal. We have elected officials who are totally ignoring what the federal laws require them to do. It's called "their job." It's time this coming November to start issuing some pink slips just like any employer would do if their employees fail to do their job. "You're Fired" can be so easy to say especially when the person you are firing is willfully picking your pocket. The law is the law. If they can't uphold the law, an oath they swore to when they assumed office, then it's time that we uphold it for them. It's called kick them out of office time.
The Frog Prince