I saw this thread: http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/178222-even-with-deal-debt-still-on-track-to-grow-by-7-trillion-over-next-10-years.html#post3939722 It leads me to this question. Why not, in the first year of a Presidential term (lets say she/he is elected in 2012...the first year will be 2013), they and the Congress negotiate a 4 year budget? It seems to me that any deal that doesn't make immediate cuts is subject to the fools the red states send to Congress in the next election...and subject to the fools that the blue states send as well. So why not force a Quadrennial budget instead of the yearly, I-Never-Agreed-To-That fest that is sure to take place. Thoughts?