WASHINGTON DC - The White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress. [...] “Late Friday evening, Deputy Director Zients confirmed that for the fourth time in five years, the president’s budget will not be submitted in compliance with the law,” the aide said. (article)
Yet today President Obama presents his administration as concerned about the fiscal state of the union, and declares “we are not a deadbeat nation”.
The last federal budget was signed into law Sept of 2007 by President Bush. Since then not a single day of President Obama’s term(s) in office have any accompanying budget.
The fiscal year 2013 budget proposal from the President was so absurd that not a single Democrat in either the House or Senate voted for it. In actuality that proposal received ZERO votes in either chamber from either party. Zero.
The Senate has refused to even PRESENT a budget proposal in the past 3 years.
Even when Democrats controlled The House of Representatives, and held a filibuster proof majority in the Senate, and President Obama was in the White House, for the years 2009 and 2010, they did not present -nor pass or legislate- a budget.
The only federal budgets to pass congress in the last FIVE years were passed by House Republicans for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, “The Ryan Plans” as they were called. Yet Harry Reid failed to allow them to come to a vote in the Senate, choosing instead to operate the federal budget with a series of continuing resolutions to kick the can……
The budgetary can has been kicked, and kicked, and kicked again, down the road, by the Democrats, for almost five continuous years.
….. and President Obama states: “we are not a deadbeat nation”.