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Will Congress and President Obama Succeed

Updated on October 12, 2015

Will Congress and President Obama Succeed this time on approving a 2010-2011 Congressional budget after the 6th continuing resolution ( CR ) has expired on 4/06/11?

President Barak Obama was elected in 2008 and took office in Jan. 2009 with a Democrat super majority control of Congress. The 2010-2011 budget according to the rules of the US Congress, the budget was supposed to be approved by Aug 2009. One must question as to why the Pelosi, Reid and Obama leaderships ignored their duties in submitting and approving the budget, since they had total control of the government. Congress passing continued resolutions is not an the answer to run away US Government spending and $ trillion deficits besides voting 2 times to raise the national debt limits to $14.3 trillion.

The Bush Tarp bill ($700 BILLION) was to save the banking industry from the possible collapse of the financial sector. Although Congress approved $700 billion only $325 billion was applied for. A recent Federal Reserve freedom of information investigation showed that some of the funds were loaned to foreign banks in addition to US banks and the bailout of the auto industry. With the exception of the auto industry and a few US corporations many of the funds have been repaid with interest. Members of the Fed have projected that the Tarp bill in the end will show that the US government will be repaid in full plus interest.

Immediately upon taking office, President Obama proposed the Stimulus bill ($750 billion) in order to get the economy back on track. By Congress passing the bill, President Obama promised that unemployment would not go over 8% and that there were ‘’shovel ready ‘’ jobs for an immediate jump start of the economy. The stimulus bill is now $ 825 billion, unemployment went to 10% and the recession of Dec 2007 continues. Today after 2.25 years of the Obama Administration, unemployment is 8.8% ( if including all the workforce it would be 15% ).President Obama reported recently that 1.5 million jobs have been created since he took office and that 200,000+ workers were hired in Feb. The president did not elaborate about the rising cost of food, gas prices and the rising cost of healthcare insurance.

The battle to propose a 2010-2011 budget began when in the 2010 elections, the Republicans were voted majority control in the House of Representatives. The voters gave the Republicans control of 1/3 of the US government. The US Constitution provides for many checks and balances, that today are being abused by leaders of both parties at one time or another. Why is it so hard that our elected representatives cannot seem to agree on what is best for our country. There is a right and a wrong, for some reason right is wrong and wrong is right in our government today. Washington is corrupt , evil is a part of the equation.

Enough is Enough, when will the fight for the future good of the AMERICAN PEOPLE begin and end! Wake up America, let your voices be heard. Congress must first work for the people who elected them to office rather than what the party leaders tell them how to vote. Public Servants wanted, no politicians need to apply.

In Feb the US Government spent $2.2Trillion in one month, more than the Bush administration spent in the last 12 months of the George Bush presidency. The CBO projects the 2010-2011bugdet will have a $1.56 trillion deficit. The CRs have been extended 5 times prior to the Republicans winning the House in Nov. 2010. The Democrats and Obama are delaying approving a budget in order to spend more money before an agreement is reached. Obama has spent $2.2 billion in HC funding to manage the bill and funnel more money to labor unions . Much of the money going to union plans to cover 55old early retirees healthcare cost before the bill goes into effect in 2014.

What must Congress do to Freeze all spending on the HC Bill and other non essential services? Can Congress save a $ 100 billion now because in 2012 there will be more request for spending, adding more $ billion deficits. All monies paid back to Tarp and any unspent Stimulus funds, $$billions, should be used to pay down the deficit. It's time to end the bull and tell the American people the truth. Stop the insanity and shut the Government DOWN if necessary.

The Democrats and President Barak Obama control 2/3 of the Government. They’re in control and they should be held responsible and accountable for non performance. So, Public Servant tell the American people, loud and clear, the true facts as to why government politics don’t include working for the good of the American people.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa


      Today, 9/13/12, the Republican House passed another C R to fund the government for 6 months into the fiscal year 2013.

      The bill now goes to the Democrat Senate for approval next week. The Senate and the President have yet to pass a budget in 4 years. The Obama administration has accumalted $5.3 trillion in deficits since 2009, hardly reducing the deficit 50% as he promised if elected. To be continued

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa


      8/21/12, an update

      The Republican House has passed 2 budgets since taking a majority control of the House. Congressman Ryan budgets , '' Cut, Cap and Balance '' was sent to the Senate. Senator Reid did not allow a vote on the budget although a vote to discuss the budget was voted down by the Democrat majority Senate.

      The 2012 election campaign has begun with the selection of Congressman Ryan as the Republican Vice President nominee for the Republican party. The Romney Ryan ticket is running on platform of providing jobs, fixing the economy and a plan to make Medicare solvent for future generations. Congressman Ryan said in acceptance speech ’’ we will tell you the truth’’ was an interesting highlight of his speech. In order to clarify the misinformation about the Ryan plan by the other party, check these links.


      Ryan and Van Hollen Debate Medicare Proposals 6/3/11 '' THE TRUTH ''

      Rep. Paul Ryan defends GOP budget plan

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa



      The President is on the campaign march, continuing telling the American people that he was left with a mess when he took office, the truth or a half truth. When the President complains about Congress just remember that Congress is the Senate and the House. Again the President never mentions Democrats in Congress but mentions only that Republicans are delaying his jobs bills. The fact is that the Senate is delaying debating the passed 27 House bills. The President's distortion of the truth is a pitiful example of the lack of leadership. Sadly the media is not reporting the obstructions in one half of Congress.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      The end result of Congress's inability to pass a 2012 budget and come to an agreement was the ''BUDGET CONTROL ACT OF 2011''.

      S.627 July 29, 2011 112th Congress


      TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Budget Control

      Act of 2011’’.

      (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents for this Act

      C-Span broadcasted a Senate Budget Committee meeting on April 18, 2012 , the meeting was chaired by Senator Conrad. The Ryan/ Republican 2013 House budget was discussed in a BI-PARTISAN attempt to force Senator Reid to allow the bill to be discussed on the Senate floor. In closing the meeting ,Chairman Senator Conrad stated that the '' budget control act of 2011'' sufficed as a 2013,2014 and 2015 budget. The Senator 's statement was incorrectly stated. Budgets produce line item expenses and require Congress to pass a budget and forward to the President for his signature to be official. Senator Reid refuses to allow a vote on the President’s 2013 budget and the House’s budget passed by the House as required by Congressional rules. The Democrats game plan is not to do anything on the 2013 budget until after the Nov. 2012 general elections. The CBO estimated that the 2012 budget year is projected to show a $1.56 deficit. Since 2009 and each year of the Obama Administration, the total deficits are well over $5 trillion.

      Obama says that he needs another 4 years to fix the mess that he inherited from the previous administration. REALLY, should the American people be fooled again.

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa




      will debate on raising the national debt ceiling. President Obama and the Democrat controlled Senate are confident that the debt ceiling will be raised to

      allow the government to spend more than the $14.3 trillion now in effect.

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      On 4/14/11 both the House and the Senate passed the 2010-2011 Budget.the next battle will be regarding the cap on the National Debt Limits.

      The Score Obama and the Dems 1 up

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      With an 1.5 hour to go before the United States Government shut down, the Dems and the Repubicans came to an agreement not to shut down the government for another week. WAS THERE ANY DOUBT?

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      I wrote to my representatives today.





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      Harvey Stelman 7 years ago

      Jon, Why would there be a compromise, when B.O. wants to ruin this country. The republican's better come up with good candidate this summer. I'm thinking it will be Paulenty. H

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa

      The Frog Prince

      The problems were reported on fox sunday. check it out and pass it on.RYAN TELLS IT THE WAY IT IS!

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      The Frog Prince 7 years ago from Arlington, TX


      The Frog

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      The heats on,there will be a shut down.

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      Ghost32 7 years ago

      Jon, I'm betting on a shutdown. Unless Boehner caves, and I wouldn't want to be him if he does. The Dems clearly believe they can demonize the Republicans as was done in '96.

      They (Dems) clearly do NOT understand that the past does NOT have to equal the future.


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