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?

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.