January 19th, 2013
What the heck is wrong with these people? They do not care about America or Americans. I’m going to say what they are never willing to say about each other. They are liars. They are dishonest. They are disreputable and immoral. They make the laws, but do not follow them. This is simply fact. In this case, I am referring to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act.
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act was passed in 1974 and established a budgeting process for Congress and the President — procedures that have not been followed. The Act specifically requires the President submit, and Congress pass, a budget scored by CBO, but our Democratically controlled Senate has not passed a budget since 2009. It has actually not even tried. That’s right…it’s now 1361 days with no budget…in direct and obvious violation of the law.
They don’t propose or pass a budget, because that would require that they put their plans and proposals in writing, where we the people could see, and judge them. Instead, they prefer to spend the money in back room deals, cloaked from public scrutiny. It works for them, but not for us.
What can we do about this? Clearly, shame matters not. They don’t care what we think. Is there some enforcement mechanism by which we can hold the Senate responsible for failure to pass a budget? Anyone know if there is any litigation which could be brought?