has any president blocked a budget his whole term before ??

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  1. washamericom
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    just curious if any president and same party como in congress have ever failed to have a budget...

    isn't that a pretty big part of running a house or business... or a life ?

    will this be an issue in the presidential campaign ?


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    The budget process we are familiar with is a failure since it became such an ideologically charged political football, we may never have a budget again, not that we really need one.
     
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    your occupy wall street avatar is really obnoxious... aren't there board rules prohibiting that ?? you made a good comment though..
     
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    I made that myself and am quite proud of it, no one has said anything about it.
     
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    Why need a budget when we have
    an administration that doesn't give a shit
    about how much money it spends.
    Just look at how the CBO reported on
    Obamacare last week....:evil:
     
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    His budget process is:

    State a "need." (It doesn't matter whether the thing is needed or not in actuality.)

    Go to Congress and have them write a check for the claimed "need."

    End process.
     
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    No... but w'ere about to find out.
     
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    You need to understand the theory of getting candy to the people.

    The Dems want to give the candy to the people - they want a budget that serves the non-wealthy by giving them entitlements/programs that ease the burden on their wallet . . . which will enable them to consume more, which will help the economy. The GOP emphatically does not want this. They like to give the middle class credit cards rather than entitlements.

    (Social Security allowed the middle class to consume at much higher levels for generations. Why? Because their parents were "off the books". Social Security virtually ended the poverty of the elderly - many of whom fought in wars and protected this nation. The GOP does not want any candy like Social Security to reach another generations of voters)

    Once you give candy to the people, they will never let you take it away. The Republicans have been trying to kill Social Security and Medicare forever. They can't do it. FDR put 2 generations of Republicans in the wilderness because of the bond his programs forged with the middle class. He brought electricity and roads to rural America. He gave Ronald Reagan's father work during the depression. This is why Reagan campaigned for Truman - because the New Deal saved his family. The GOP does not want any of this sort of candy to reach the people. The GOP wants to help the wealthiest Americans keep the gains they've made since 1980 - when Reaganomics dismantled entitlements in order to give tax cuts to the wealthy; and when Reagan dismantled unions, trade barriers, and tariffs so that corporations could bypass American workers for Asian sweat shops . This is when middle class wages went down and household debt went up. You understand this right? Reagan gave corporations the ability to drive down labor costs: he helped corporation lower wages/benefits in order to boost their profits. The whole point of the postwar Republican ascendancy was to help business repeal the gains FDR gave to Labor. Surely you understand the deep tension between capital and labor.

    Reagan had a problem, though.... because when you lower wages, consumers have less money to buy things and thereby keep the economy afloat. So what did Reagan do? He expanded credit/debt so that the middle class could keep consuming and thereby sustain the economy. That is, Reagaomics loaned the middle class the money they used to make in wages. Listen son. It was a perfect system: corporate profits (made possible by lower wages/benefits) went to banks, who then loaned the money to consumers at high interest. Brilliant. The capitalist gets more money on the front end because he pays lower wages. Then [wait for it] he makes a killing on the other end because he loans those profits to the working slob at HIGH interest. Morning in America was brought to you by Amex, Visa, and Master Card, and a whole variety of fancy debt gimmicks. Don't take my word for it: Look at household debt starting in the 80s: it exploded. The numbers don't lie. Postwar Americans paid for good and services primarily with hard cash. Post Reagan Americans paid for goods and services primarily through borrowing.

    There were also some side benefits. Consider what happened when working Americans started to see lower and lower economic gains? Consider what happened when the FDR entitlement-fed, high-wage middle class became more and more financially insecure (because corporations were shipping their jobs to Asia, and Washington was cutting their benefits). They became more desperate, and needed Religion more .... which is why Reagan partnered with the moral majority. This is when the Conservatives started to get rid of their moderate wing in favor of radical religion. Republicans replaced wages with "hope" and prison beds. This is why religion and incarceration exploded since Reagan. It makes total sense. If you pay people less money and take away their entitlements, you will see more desperation. Some of that desperation can be handled with the promise of salvation and hope, but . . . not everybody can be controlled with the promise of hope . . . so you need to put them in cages. Look at the biggest welfare state - California. Look at what has happened since people were thrown off welfare, specifically the prison population.

    Son: you need to understand the trajectory from LBJ's War on Poverty (i.e., help the poor) to Reagan's War on Drugs (i.e., put the poor in prison). The postwar years were about making poor Americans more productive by giving them jobs and higher wages, by putting them to work building roads, dams, and bridges - by giving them a safety net during market downturns. This is when America was at its most productive - and because of unions - the father could support his family on just one wage, so that the mother could stay home with the kids. The postReagan years were about cutting these people loose, and freeing corporate America to move jobs to sweatshops, and cutting safety nets in order to reduce taxes on the jet-set. This created a whole new class of desperate people. And desperate people are potentially more disruptive to the status quo, especially if you can't pacify them with religion. This is why the War on Drugs was such a great tool. Reagan used it to make law enforcement stronger/bigger so the State could manage the poverty created by unwinding the welfare state and high-wage system. Again: Reagan was put in office by large corporations who wanted cheaper labor and zero regulations. This why Reagan quadrupled the Pentagon budget and militarized the 3rd world - so he could "stabilize" the 3rd world and give his donors access to cheap labor and raw materials.

    Regarding the Obama budget. Of course you understand why it could never be allowed to pass. Obama must not be allowed to give candy to the voter - which is what he tried to do; he tried to form a bond with the middle class through health care, but Big Insurance owns too many blue dog democrats (and 100% of the GOP). . . so the legislation became a giveaway to big corporations, who have a monopoly over health care. (There is only 1 or 2 health care providers in some states. This allows them to raise rates without being disciplined by market competition. Obama was trying to destroy this monopoly with the public option, which would have forced the handful of providers to offer better services to keep customers. Republicans went crazy because they are owned by Big Insurance (in the same way the Clinton democrats were owned by Wall Street).

    An Obama budget which contains candy for the middle class can never be allowed to pass. The Republicans do not want the middle class to vote for entitlements and benefits. They want the middle class to vote out of fear of Iran and gay marriage and abortion and illegal immigration.

    If the Obama budget passes, and it helps average Americans, than it will be harder for the GOP to capture those voters. This has been going on forever. Ronald Reagan - the governor who passed America's most liberal Abortion policy in California - partnered with Pat Robertson because he needed values/morality/fear to pry the middle class from the Liberal Welfare State.

    Son, the GOP cannot allow a budget to pass. They can't let the sugar reach the lips of voters. They can't. They need to keep those voters scared that Obama is coming for their guns and grandma.

    Wake up dear friend. Wake up.
     
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    Wow. An occutard actually made something? You're evolving!
     
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    it's really obnoxious...
     

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