House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer: “The Fact Is You Don’t Need a Budget”…

Why is it that Democrats can say this stuff out loud and yet they still find support within our republic for their party? 

( Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that Congress does not need an official federal budget because it can just adopt appropriations bills and authorization policies as needed to keep operating.

At a briefing with journalists on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Hoyer was asked, “Mr. Hoyer, around the same time of the State of the Union [on Jan. 24], I think it was the same day, Republicans were trying to hit Senate Democrats for 1,000 days without passing a budget, and then you talk about this milestone today, 400 days without a jobs bill in the Republican House. But then on Friday [Democratic Senator Harry] Reid said that he didn’t think they needed to bring a budget to the floor this year [and that] the Budget Control Act can serve as a guideline.”

Hoyer said: “What does the budget do? The budget does one thing and really only one thing: It sets the parameters of spending and discretionary caps. Other than that, the Appropriations committee are not bound by the Budget committee’s priorities.”

He continued: “The fact is, you don’t need a budget. We can adopt appropriations bills. We can adopt authorization policies without a budget. We already have an agreed-upon cap on spending.”  (read more)

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5 Responses to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer: “The Fact Is You Don’t Need a Budget”…

  1. See, if one of the resolutions we passed in caucus last night ends up in law, guys like Hoyer would automatically come up for recall review for mocking his constitutional duty like that.


  2. zmalfoy says:

    When I b*tch about the I-95 corridor in MD– this guy was elected by the people that live here, and they keep reelecting him. These are the people that live around me, and that I work with.



  3. Carney: Obama Has “No Opinion” On If Senate Should Pass a Budget…


  4. I don’t need a budget because If YOU refuse to give me more money I can have you thrown in jail, and then confiscate all your property to use as I see fit…


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