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Democrats haven't passed a budget in nearly 4 years. Heck, the Senate has outright refused to take up the issue under the leadership of Harry Reid. But thankfully Congressional budget hawk Paul Ryan isn't giving up entirely. From The Hill:
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday asked the White House if it will once again miss the legal deadline for submitting an annual budget to Congress.
Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009.
“Given the critical importance of addressing our nation's fiscal problems, I am writing to ask whether the President will submit his budget request this year on or before February 4 as required by law,” Ryan wrote in a letter to Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients. “If the Administration does not plan to meet the statutory deadline, when do you anticipate the request being made?”
An administration source said this month that “no decisions” had been made on budget timing this year.
Democrats have shown no interest in being responsible stewards of the taxpayer money. Take the looming fiscal crisis (yeah)--their plan is to raise taxes. Again. With no serious effort to cut out the waste, fraud and abuse in the system in the fear of disenfranchising just one person. From McClatchyDC:
In case you thought there was no risk of your taxes going up again, think again. Washington isn’t done with you yet.
Democrats, led by President Barack Obama, want lawmakers to consider a fresh set of tax increases in the next several weeks when they discuss whether to cut spending.
Republicans oppose raising tax rates, especially after they just raised some of them for the first time in two decades in the New Year’s deal that extended most – but not all – of the expiring Bush tax cuts.
But much of what Obama is talking about is raising tax revenue without actually raising tax rates. In Washington-speak, lawmakers will try to collect more tax money by closing tax loopholes, perhaps limiting popular tax deductions and to some degree changing the way citizens pay into the popular Medicare and Social Security programs.