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1000 Days Later


What is so special about April 29, 2009?

It’s the last time Congress passed a budget. 1000 days later, we are operating without any plan. Oh, the delicious irony that it is today… I can’t wait to hear about it during the State of the Union tonight, right? Just like last year’s State of the Union; the budget Obama tried to pass shortly thereafter, modeled on the ideas espoused during his speech, failed 97-0. It was so outrageous, not one Senator of either party would put his name to it.

I’ve read some recent articles about the last 1000 days. Human Events had some worthwhile observations:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said it would be “foolish” to have a budget.

“There’s no need to have a Democratic budget in my opinion,” Reid said in a May interview with the Los Angeles Times. “It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage.”

The breakdown in the Senate came after Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Budget Committee, failed to get a consensus among panel Democrats last year on any plan that was proposed to the caucus.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep Sandy Adams penned a short piece about Congressional budget activity, (or lack thereof)

The previous Democrat-led Congress had ample time to do so. With President Obama in theWhite House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the power to implement any budget they chose. Unfortunately, they punted on their responsibilities, choosing to pass legislation creating a national energy tax and an unpopular health-care law instead.

And finally, the Heritage Foundation put forth their list of facts about our nation’s budget and America’s money:

  • The last time the Senate passed a budget was on April 29, 2009.
  • Since that date, the federal government has spent $9.4 trillion, adding $4.1 trillion in debt.
  • As of January 20, the outstanding public debt stands at $15,240,174,635,409.
  • Interest payments on the debt are now more than $200 billion per year.
  • President Obama proposed a FY2012 budget last year, and the Senate voted it down 97–0. (And that budget was no prize—according to the Congressional Budget Office, that proposal never had an annual deficit of less than $748 billion, would double the national debt in 10 years and would see annual interest payments approach $1 trillion per year.)
  • The Senate rejected House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget by 57–40 in May 2011, with no Democrats voting for it.
  • In FY2011, Washington spent $3.6 trillion. Compare that to the last time the budget was balanced in 2001, when Washington spent $1.8 trillion ($2.1 trillion when you adjust for inflation).
  • Entitlement spending will more than double by 2050. That includes spending on Medicare, Medicaid and the Obamacare subsidy program, and Social Security. Total spending on federal health care programs will triple.
  • By 2050, the national debt is set to hit 344 percent of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Taxes paid per household have risen dramatically, hitting $18,400 in 2010 (compared with $11,295 in 1965). If the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire and more middle-class Americans are required to pay the alternative minimum tax (AMT), taxes will reach unprecedented levels.
  • Federal spending per household is skyrocketing. Since 1965, spending per household has grown by nearly 162 percent, from $11,431 in 1965 to $29,401 in 2010. From 2010 to 2021, it is projected to rise to $35,773, a 22 percent increase.

So there you have it. We stopped having a budget with a Democrat in the White House, a Democrat-controlled Senate, and with a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. 1000 days ago. So how come they aren’t talking about it?

Update: The Hill is reporting that some Republicans will be sporting “1000 days” buttons to mark the 1000 days of ineptitude

Comments

  1. Budget? Who needs a budget? O’Bozo the clown is spending money like it’s going out of style and needs no budget…..

    And thanks to the GOP surrendering spending authority, it’s even easier. Now, when O’Bozo wants to raise the debt limit, he justs makes a request. The GOP can oppose it, but if they can’t come up with enough votes to override O’Bozo, he gets his money in 15 days……

    It’s a sweet deal,,,,, for the marxists….

  2. Royce Tuckness says:

    A thousand days of Democratic Irresponsible foolishness. All this so they can add another few trillion to our deficit and blame everyone else for their derelict of duty and constitutional responsibilities.

    • “A thousand days of Democratic Irresponsible foolishness.”

      I would be intersted to know your honest and factual based opinion on the 2920 days of republican Irresponsible foolishness under “w” and his boss Dick. Surely, an intellectual such as yourself would have “fair and balance” response. Please do consider the debt increase; the lies about Iraq yellow cake – and the true oil based and military contract build up motivations for that war; theouting of a CIA agent by the White House (i.e. Cheney; Scooter; Armetage,etc.); forgetting the Bin Laden was the target; the approval of torture and resulting war crimes Bush is guilty of, and the host of other irresponsible actions Amercia suffered from from 2001 until a real American, who gives a damn about real American took office. And let’s be clear about who exactly, has been derelict in their duties to the American people as a whole. The day after the current presidents innauguration, Mitch McConnel proclaimed that it was his goal to ensure that the president would be a one term president. Now, consider all the unproductive time. effort and American taxpayer taxes he and his party have wasted in pursuit of that goal, instead of abiding by their constitutional responsibility to the American people as a whole.
      Wait for it…see how suddenly, your argument (and that of FOXNews) holds no water at all.

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        No one “outed” a covert agent. Scooter was found gulity of obstruction but not charged with a violation (it was Armetage to a reporter).
        Waterboarding is not torture. WE do it to our elite forces as part of survival evasion escape training.
        Both parties have failed in their constitutional duties “we have to pass the bill to see what’s in it”?! pure dereliction. The 9th and 10th ammedments constrain the government. The oth they take is not to “care” for any person or group. It is to uphold the constitution which is not a living document nor a dead staid artifact. It is an ammendable legal contract. The rules of which are contained within the document itself.

      • Pete Daggett says:

        My reply to your postulations, keeping in mind that the topic is the extended absence of a Congressional budget due to the Democratic leadership in the Senate:

        1. During the so-called 2920 days of “irresponsible foolishness” the congress did not fail to pass a budget.

        2. Vice President Cheney was not in charge. The Constitution does not give him that power. And Cheney had nothing to do with the budget being signed into law or not.

        3. If you track the debt increases you will note that the rate of increase directly correlates with Democratic control of both houses of Congress. Specifically the House of Representatives. Constitutionally only the House can spend and only the Senate can ratify or reject a budget. The President can only sign budgets into law.

        4. The topic of the veracity of yellow cake purchases by Iraq, or WMDs, or any other so-called “motivations” are non-sequitur to the topic of the budget.

        5. The whole Plame affair rests solely are Armetage’s feet. Also non-sequitur to any budget discussion.

        6. I see no evidence of anyone “forgetting” that Osama was a target. (Irrelevant regarding the lack of a budget for 1000 days by the way).

        7. As to what constitutes War crimes and/or torture is still a matter of conjecture. Opinions differ, and it is also not budget related.

        8. The suffering of “Amercia” from 2001 till Obama’s inauguration was due to two things in my opinion. 9/11 and the housing market crash brought on by irresponsible Democratic lending policies mandated to lending institutions. This is the first loosely related budget related issue in your reply.

        9. At the time Speaker McConnell made that statement it was controversial. In hind sight it was remarkably prescient. Obama has to go, regardless of the lack of a budget

        10. If you want to make unproductively an argument, then I will again submit the lack of the passage of a budget by the Democratically controlled Senate for over 1000 days.

        In closing I will toss you a towel to dry off with since you are clearly all wet, I will remind you that spell check is your friend, and FOX News is obviously less biased than you are.

        Regards

        • Cervantes says:

          So tell us what your really thinking..
          Ska-doosh! If I had a prize for best response, you’d be getting it Mr. Pete.

        • BAMM!!!!……i am not alone,thank you.

        • How Dare You Use Easily Verified Facts! The Liberals will Yell and Scream and call you NAMES for using facts. You’re SUPPOSED to argue by using Rumors and Innuendo backed by ‘Feelings’.

          The LIbs continue on the Valerie P being a ‘Secret’ CIA Agent… wrong. Dicky Wicky liked to brag about his wife being a CIA Spy… when she wasn’t.

          There are many Military Secrets (Secrets – you can Google the term) the general public doesn’t know. For the protection of many people who risk their lives getting us needed intel… Of course when you have the Liar in Chief sending his minions out to LIE about the Bin Laden raid revealing our knowledge learned from the info left behind… It does hurt morale of our secret hero’s both Male and Female.

          But your response to the prior poster was probably a waste of time because his Liberal Education needs Pictures to understand the Words.

        • That’s confusing him Pete- you gave him historical facts, NOT BLATHER- WAY TO GO!

        • CLARENCE SWINNEY says:

          CONGRESS AND WHITE HOUSE ARE OWNED BY $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
          GET $$$$$ OUR OF OUR GOVERNMENT

          IT IS A SHAME THAT OUR SENATOR WAS A FRESHMAN AND HAD 1.3M IN HIS CAMPAIGN PIGGY BANK ONLY A FEW MONTHS AFTER BEING ELECTED

          Max Baucus—Chair Senate Finance Comm—70% poll for Public option–
          Bill hit his comm— first act—removed public option for debate
          shocked me—I trusted him. Zap. Report=he had $1,900,00 in his campaign kitty from health care industry..

          The millions spent by thousands of Lobbyists expect favors. Buy them.

          We need a Washington revolution and kick all out

          Obama lost me with Gay Marriage. Totally disgusted. I am in a position I trust no one in Washington. I know few are very good but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ BUYS ANYONE

          $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ OUT OF GOVERNMENT—— QUICK

          NYT had superb article on Wall Street employees going into many many many government jobs in Congress and White House

          They left for a much lower paying job.
          Conclusion—Wall Street biggies are placing them in positions to make decisions for Wall Street.
          Pay under table or? Many have done this. Worked in Wash for few years then back to Wall street into a higher paying job

          This is sad sad. RULES MUST CHANGE

          NO $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ IN WASHINGTON

          NYT had article on Interconnectivity between Board Of Directors in WSA firms
          You vote for my pay+pension I vote for yours
          sickening

          5 big banks own 50% of deposits in 7000 banks and 10 own 80%

          Restate Glass Steagall—separate Casinos from local banks

          County Banking Systems—local wealth kept local to create more local wealth and jobs
          WASHINGTON SOLUTIONS (Congress + White House)
          1. fed fund election—6 mos-3 primary 3 general—free equal tv time—debate a week=12=adequate to evaluate candidates NO $$ =O
          2. Since they will not need campaign funds Ban them from receiving anything of a financial value this closes K St.
          3. Progressive Flat Tax by group—We have the income to pay our way-do it
          clarence swinney Lifeaholics of America Political Historian for 21 years

      • It is very obvious to me that you chose to exult the first president in history to who supposedly “inherited” a bad economy and instead of working to fix it,he got “fixated” on his socialist agenda. Crony-corruption capitalism(you know the payback for contributions to unions, friends,bundlers for his campaign,solyndra,etc) trillions,yes trillions of dollars in debt with 9 % unemployment to show for it,which
        did not help at all, a health care (socialized medicine) law that continue to put the brakes on any kind of “recovery”,even as we had a “summer of recovery” according to his stooches. What I still don’t understand is the class warfare mongering he is engaged in,as if purposefully wanting to divide the country by classes,envy,jealousy,takers vs.makers kind of crap and him using this to stoke the fires of resentment for those that have more than I ,as If i care, you see, I want to be one of those and clearly with him and his socialist plans of”equality” my chances are doomed,that is if he has his way. All the while being a great “example” on how to live on other people’s money,you know,Moochelle and her fleet of airplanes,the vacations,the parties,the “let them eat crap” while I eat the best there is to eat actions,etc..In a battle of talking points,this one is one of my favorites, socialism has failed already everywhere it has been tried, so why insist it won’t again?

      • CopperheadCSA says:

        1. The last two years of W’s presidency the congress was controlled by….you guessed it..Dems. The President doesn’t set the budget, especially when he doesn’t have a friendly congress. Obama had controll of both houses and did nothing but cram massive spending down the American thoat.
        2. W was a poor President but the current POTUS makes him look spectacular.
        You must just love that Kool-Aid you’re drinking.

      • CKAinRedStateUSA says:

        What foolish comments. But typical of the uninformed and potentially stupid, yet always whining-victim and distracting progressive/liberal/leftist mindset.

      • Cervantes says:

        TBD??
        Why not stick at least part of your name in there?
        Seems like your chucking smokebombs over the whitehouse fence…Hey wait a minute, was that you!??!

        Stick to the topic, next time any representative says anyone is late in doing anything that is their responsibility, remember the 1000 day pause on a budget as mandated in our Constitution, and recall the party and President in control at the time. I mean really..geez.

      • Yeah it’s Bush’s fault. You libtards are so devoid and defunct of any rational AMERICAN thought it truly scares me that you have a vote in this country. Step up and join the American person and take your freedom back you dolt and stop with the talking points from Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow. You’re a sheep and will end up being slaughtered by your own lack of thought process.

      • Ya, what about the yellow cake? The US Marines removed 550 metric TONNES of the stuff. Shipped it to Canada for their use.

      • Tbd – more of the same old B-S you liberals throw around to justify this president who, you claim, is a real American who gives a damn about real Americans. His actions certainly don’t support your claims. He’s a president who’s decided to bypass the Congress whenever he wants to make appointments (and don’t give that same old tired answer that the House unfairly blocks him and he couldn’t do it. He controlled the Congress the first two years of his administration) and The US Sumpreme Court. According to him “we don’t have time to deal with them.” You also fail to understand the role of Congress is to oppose the President, as part of the checks and balances when it diasgrees with him. So, despite your claim, no tax dollars have been wasted. He’s awarded millions of dollars to companies who he knew were going bankrupt. He created a health care plan that will be far too expensive to implement and he’s failed to carry out his campaign promises. In fact, he’s never stopped campaiging; rather he’s spent him time doing that rather than carrying out the responsibilities of his office.

  3. End the Fed and stop paying interest on credit created out of thin air by the the private federal reserve banking cartel.

    • xfiftyone says:

      I’d chime in with End the Fed but I’m about outta steam. I say let these idiots keep spending an borrowing till the dollar collapses. Let the banks fail then we pick up the fight again.

    • Hmmm… Do you know the INTEREST on our debt now (Thanks Owebowmama) would be the worlds FIFTEENTH LARGEST ECONOMY???

      How’s that Hope and Change working for you? I remember warning if Owedumbass won we would be… “Hoping” we have “Change” in our pockets…

      1,000 days no budget… but lot’s of VACATION TIME! The Family Dog, “Bo” has a Dog Trainer on Retainer for over $120,000.00 per year. Barry has Czars he appoints to avoid Congress with Unknown Budgets or Salaries… (Even though the last appointee when Barry Decides if the house is in session) Gets over $100,000.00 plus benefits and 5 weeks paid vacation… to answer invitations?? But why get upset at that… MICHELLE HAS 22 or 27 servants…

      The Battle isn’t just the Obama;s and the Liberals. WE NEED TO FIGHT THE MEDIA AND THEIR LIES!!!!

  4. Refreshthetree says:

    LOL, even if they had a budget would you expect them to stick to it? There is obviously a goal here: spend us into collapse, and make sure to make your corporate backers and revolving door bankers FILTHY RICH in the process. Congress is a group of criminals. Bring back tar and feathering practices, the public needs to SCARE these a-holes into doing their job right. Those like Dodd, Frank, Ried, and Pelosi should be tarred and feathered (especially Dodd) and made stay out of politics/lobbying for the rest of their ugly lives.

  5. Refreshthetree says:

    I realized I only put Democrat names in my rant by accident, here are some others including some Republicrats. Add to that list Charlie Bass, Steve Fincher, MAXINE WATERS, Jean Schmidt, and Frank Guinta (my congressman)just to name a few more Demopublicans that deserve in some cases worse than tar and feathering.

  6. Edward Boothe says:

    Obama’s Osawatomie Kansas Speech on December 7, 2011 primarily advocated the redistribution of wealth. Redistribution of wealth is the basis of Communism and Socialism.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/us/politics/text-obamas-speech...

    Charles Krauthammer, MD is an American Pulitzer Prize–winning syndicated political commentator, and physician. Dr. Krauthammer is probably the most respected and intelligent of all the political commentators on television. He said this article was an insult to Teddy Roosevelt, and it would be more appropriate to compare Obama to Hugo Chavez.

    Do you remember when Obama said he wanted a “national security force”? Not the national guard, but a civilian one that has not sworn to uphold the Constitution? On July 2, 2008 in a speech in Colorado Springs, Barrack Obama called for a police state.
    Here it is in his own words:

    http://www.infowars.com/obama-just-got-his-private-army/

    Why would he need his own private army? If he gets a second term, will he have his own army.. Why do they feel that they need to monitor our posts on this website? When will they knock on our door?

    Have you ever seen the video of the officers of the Third Reich swearing allegiance to Adolph Hitler in 1934.. The oath pledged personal loyalty to the person of Adolf Hitler in place of loyalty to the constitution. Sound familiar?

    We are on the verge of losing the greatest Democracy in the history of the world. This election is going to be a choice between Communism and Freedom. PLEASE get out and vote regardless of who the GOP nominee is. Turnout is the only thing that is going to prevent this from becoming a bankrupt Communist State within the next five years, As Ann Coulter said, Jeffery Dahmer would be better than what we have. This is going to be the most important election in the history of the United States, and it is going to be so close, that turnout will determine if we remain a democracy, or become a Communist state.

    Radical anarchists and Communists such as David Axelrod, William Ayers, Saul Lewinsky and the “Rev” Wright have been grooming Obama to take over this country for 20 years. Is that what you want? If not, PLEASE email this to every one you know.

    This has been endorsed in my facebook by an individual with a MBA in political science and History from the United States Air Force Academy. (Available upon request).

    “Communism is a philosophy of failure,
    The creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill

    • I fully support your position as well. the Constitution does not give the Chief Executive the power to “fundamentally change the nation” as our candidate-in-chief stated in 2008. Liberty is a zero-sum game and this Alinskyite, anti-western, Chicago-style politician is taking into the shoals where so many Euro-style States have foundered.

    • xfiftyone says:

      Ahahaha, he is “redistrubting the wealth” allright, straight from the middle class to the wealthy banker elites of the world.

    • He needs his own “Police/Army” if he wins 2012 because he’s already shredding the Constitution. He will be like a Rat trapped in a corner, lashing out and attacking anyone in range.

      Here’s a thought to make you mad… We Know all about Newt’s ex wives and Cain’s Alleged ex-girlfriends and Romney’s Dads bank accounts… But NOT ONE Girlfriend for the PRESIDENT? No Friends from School remember him in classes (Probably answered present for every question). WHO IS OBAMA?? WHY DOES THE MEDIA STILL REFUSE TO INVESTIGATE??

  7. THANKS LIBS, WOMEN, MINORITIES…YOU IGNORANT FOOLS HAVE FINALLY TIPPED THE SCALES AND DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY

    • Also thank the people who opposed self-destructive fiscal policies but lacked the balls to put a stop to them.

    • Women and minorities? Let’s not mention the centuries of white male majorities drafting legislation and “representing” their constituencies? They probably had NOTHING to do with it. It was that darn universal suffrage.

  8. Ron Paul 2012!

  9. Uh, what? On December 17th, 2011 an Omnibus Spending Bill was passed by both Houses of Congress and sent to the President for his signature. This was the budget for the remaining fiscal year (FY 2012), up to September 30, 2012 and NOT just another Continuing Resolution.

    Reference: http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/US-Congress-Nears-Budget-Deal-to-Avert-Possible-Shutdown-135744823.html

    • A spending bill filled with pork does not equal a budget

      • I’m confused. The Budget Request submitted by the President at the beginning of the year is just that, a request. The House then drafts an appropriations bill which goes thru the “make it a law” process.

        To the best of my knowledge, the Presidential Budget Request has NEVER been voted up or down straight. What was passed in December is the spending authorization for the entire U.S. Gov’t for FY2012. It is the budget for the gov’t.

        Pork is irrelevant. I can’t name one budget in my lifetime that wasn’t rife with it.

        Understand, I’m not disputing we’ve vastly overspent and need to seriously get things in order before the piper comes to collect. I’m just pointing out that yes, a formal budget was passed in December of 2011. It was most explicitly NOT a Continuing Resolution.

  10. govtsucks says:

    “The Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration.” This seems in tune with the fact that liberals, along with their degenerate offspring, the Occupy Wall Street movement, believe their policies and platforms fall in the majority – or the 99% if you will – despite being outnumbered by conservatives at a 2-1 clip.”

    from http://mentalrecession.blogspot.com/2012/01/yes-liberalism-is-mental-disorder.html

    This article and the one I reference above reinforce each other so perfectly, it’s hard to believe that it’s two different writers……

  11. “So there you have it. We stopped having a budget with a Democrat in the White House, a Democrat-controlled Senate, and with a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. 1000 days ago. So how come they aren’t talking about it?”

    Rhetorical question, I know. But here is the answer:

    Because of the Democrat-controlled Media.

  12. How will the wanabee dictator spin this tonight? Will his brainwashed minions continue to adore him, while their fellow Americans are suffering from his Alinsky/Marxist agenda.

  13. Just how much longer can we go on with a community organizer/teacher in charge of this county

  14. This is what happens when you give someone a credit card with no limit or expect fiscal discipline and improvement without a plan of how to achieve it. What confounds me is the willful disregard of these facts by the President’s so-called supporters. How can you continue to support a leader who doesn’t lead?

    The only Change we can Hope for is the name of the next president.

    -SWA

  15. Funny, I thought Congress had the power of the purse, and yet it’s “Obozo” spending money.

  16. Cincy Conservative says:

    When you say Congress, you are talking about the US Senate! Dont blame the House of Rep. they have put budget after budget out but Harry and Barrraaaccckkk do believein a budget. Thus the problem we are in. Put the blame where it is !!!! Democrats and Obama!!!!

  17. Unless you are voting for Ron Paul kindly shut up about spending.

    Since Romney, and Newt are both big government big spenders just like Obama. They want to cut (gasp) $100 billion a year from the budget out of a $1,500 billion dollar deficit. Small potatoes. Anyone who supports them and utters a word about deficit spending is a big fat hypocrite (just like newt)

    I am going to be saying “I told you so” for the next 4 years

    • Gingrich is the only candidate in the race who has actual experience with shrinking the deficit and reducing the size and scope of government.

      Ron Paul is one of the biggest “pork barrel” offenders in Congress. He is infamous for voting against all spending EXCEPT the loot he hauls home to his district. The per-capita pork in his district is among the highest in the country.

      • The Dogs of War are gathering and Newt is leading the pack. He stated last night to the entire world he wants to overthrow the Cuban government in the name of freedom and democracy.

  18. Social Security is an entitlement? I thought I had paid into it for the past 50 years so it would be there when I reached 65 years old. Oh wait a minute, they raised it to 66 years old sometime in my 50s. Next you will be telling me they gave the money I paid in to someone that didn’t pay in so they would vote for them. Now they want me to believe the money they are going to grant me is some type of charity. Just give me the money I gave you back with simple interest and I will be on my way thank you very much!

    • It is NOT a pension fund. Yes, they gave to someone else (the very next day) the money withheld from you. It’s the way the system is designed. It is a Ponzi scheme, period, no matter what the pundits say – just look-up “Ponzi scheme” and you will see the definition of Social Security

      Don’t like it? Vote for someone to privatize it. As it is now it is NOT your money, you cannot leave it to your heirs, and yes, Democrats (over)spend it every chance they get – it was they who, in 1968, removed the Trust Frund and put the SS receipts into the General Fund so they could buy votes with it.

  19. What difference does it make? They spend like drunken sailors either way.

  20. Will Golding says:

    “Taxes paid per household have risen dramatically, hitting $18,400 in 2010 (compared with $11,295 in 1965).” Are those figures adjusted for inflation? Also, the top tax rate in 1965 was 70% vice the 35% we have now.

  21. Richard S Zoppo says:

    The Federal Budget is a joke anyway, it’s nothing but a Democrat Party slush fund used to buy votes and create do nothing Federal Jobs for both the Party faithful and the Party’s Welfare Slave constituency. We could do away with 75% of all Federal jobs and nobody who works for a living would notice the difference except for the fact that less of their money would be taxed and redistributed.

  22. Doug Edelman says:

    Big reason for no budget, that no-one’s talking about: With Continuing Resolutions, the BS stimulus spending continues YEAR TO YEAR and becomes part of the baseline!! We are STILL SPENDING at the same rediculous rate that was put in place by that 2009 Omnibus bloated budget that was put in place as the Tea Party was coalescing! Remember the Tax Day Tea Party? Same April!

  23. It’s amazing how our nation is made to go 1,000 days without a budget—while our President can’t go 100 days without a vacation.

  24. Bush did it Obummer didn’t do anything except try and fix Bush’s ask Michelle she will tell you while she wears her 750$ sneakers

  25. 1,000 days late on a federal budget. It is a slap in the face to all Americans. It is obvious the executive branch of the government cannot live within the confines of a budget. Therefore: more stimulus, more spending, more paybacks to political friends, more corruption, more back room deals.

  26. And 1,000 days without a President — just a Marxist Kenyan interloper

  27. 1. It is ILLEGAL to not pass a budget.
    2. We are (or were) a nation of laws
    3. Pelosi and Reid should be arrested (yes, I am serious) the second they gavel to a close the current Session and before they can gavel in to session the next one. They have consistently broken the law for three years.

    Do we believe in the Rule of Law — or not?

  28. As of January 20, the outstanding public debt stands at $15,240,174,635,409.
    Interest payments on the debt are now more than $200 billion per year.

    That is almost 23 million dollars an hour in interest payments! This is nuts.

  29. WTF are they doing??? If we ran our household’s like this or a company….this county’s going down the toilet fast and he’s the one with his hand on the handle.

  30. Harry Reid say’s there’s no need for a budget.
    Obama’s socialist agenda calls for more of the same.
    Gingrich wants to kill Castro
    Romney will redefine insider trading from the top down if elected.
    The Dogs of War are gathering.
    Another major military conflict is on the horizon.
    The only way to kill a bunch of snakes is to remove their heads.

  31. Thucydides says:

    Some people think that if the Republicans wear 1000 day buttons during the State of the Union the Legacy media will “have” to report on it.

    Not a chance. Think back to the gentleman who carried an AR 15 to a rally several years ago. The Legacy media cropped the picture to the point that you had no idea of the gender or race of the man carrying the gun, nor di they mention that it was entirely legal for him to do so in that particular State.

    The uncropped image is quite striking in contrast, but did not fit the narrative.

    For all we know the Legacy media will use CGI to superimpose those “Obama” rainbow logos on any 1000 day button, and it fits with the MO of their pandering to the Administration and avoiding asking questions or following stories that might prove embarrasing to their patrons.

  32. stoptouchingthatmabel says:

    A budget is a promise to abide by the numbers without a budget you can spend as you like without regards to overruns because you have placed no limit on how much you are going to spend. A budget indicates you take seriously your responsibilities and will work within the defined parameters that you have set. Every company operates with a budget so why would the biggest operation on the planet not have one is beyond irresponsible but that is the democrats for you. Would you run your household like that I doubt it and do you think the democrats run their households like that I doubt it so why do they run our country like that?

  33. Iambic PentaMaster says:

    It’s now a global expression,
    Economies in recession,
    Bush isn’t to blame,
    (The attempt is lame),
    It’s called “Obama Depression”.

  34. Its been hard enough for Mr Obama to fix Bush’s mess. Why make it harder on him? He has to spend some money to make some money, thats business. He made the tough choices, he had to bailout big auto, and banks to keep them from going belly up. Can anyone stop the narrowminded thinking long enough to picture America’s unemployment if he didnt rescue these cornerstones of our economy? It would have been disasterous.

  35. Great post, thanks

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