Budget Crisis

Discussion in 'Politics' started by code1211, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. code1211

    code1211 Senior Member

    Apr 8, 2009
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    There has been much criticism of the budget cuts proposed by the House of Reps.

    The President has made no recomendations for the CR which must be brought forth to avoid a Government shut down.

    The Senate leadership has made no effort to produce a bill to vote on to resolve the issue, but many of their number have joined the critique of the effort of the House.

    Is it better to do nothing productive as has been the habit of the Senate leadership for the last 4 years or to do something to address the problem as the House has done in the one month since the change in the Party in control?

    The Budget submitted by the President is a joke and is nothing short of a complete abdication of his Constitutional responsibility. It would have been better if he had just saved the paper. At least that would not have hurt the environment with additional trash.

    We are in a serious dillema and it requires serious solutions. The Democrat Party seems to be AWOL in the face of the challenge. It has been absent in this situation for four years, now, but one always hopes that they might wake to the reality around them.
  2. waltky

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2011
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    Okolona, KY
    Granny wantin' to know what all dat money's for?...
    Actual Federal Expenditures Topped $1 Trillion in February Alone, Says U.S. Treasury
    Thursday, March 03, 2011 - Federal expenditures topped $1 trillion dollars in the month of February alone, says the U.S. Treasury Department. A majority of this money was disbursed to meet the government’s escalating debt obligations.
    See also:

    White House Suggests $6 Billion in Cuts--In The Face of $1.65 Trillion Deficit
    Thursday, March 03, 2011 : White House Agrees to $6 Billion More Budget Cuts
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011

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