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My kingdom

March 1, 2013

A budget, a budget, my kingdom for a budget! All the drama that has been, and will continue to occur, would not have taken place if our wonderful government and the President pass a budget....

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ToTEXASfromPA

Mar-01-13 6:03 AM

I agree that we need to return to a budgeting process so we can plan our business and effectively spend our money.

However is seems like the current politicians don't want to have a budget (yardstick) to measure their effectiveness against. They just want to spend to buy votes to be re-elected and blame the economy on the other guy.

Write your elected officials to tell them what you think.

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Premier

Mar-01-13 6:12 AM

A budget results in spending constraints. Can't have that now can we?

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eric88

Mar-01-13 6:32 AM

Don't worry, the congress and President o' states-or POS is on top of it. Vacationing and kicking partisan dirt at each other is a tough job...

Maybe well hear what ole' porky Limbaugh has to say about it soon! Right sham!

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spike2

Mar-01-13 7:32 AM

How about equal pay for equal work for all these folks? They now consider killing OT laws. Could we just get a 40 hour week? We are paying them. Apparently they forget who actually signs their paycheck. Let them ALL vacation on their own time and work at least a 40 hour week on our dime. Raising funds for the next election cycle can also take place during their "off" hours.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-01-13 7:40 AM

No budget. No leadership. No proposed legislation.

This is how President Obama has avoided governing and avoided taking responsibility for anything gov't does.

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CMReeder

Mar-01-13 7:52 AM

Sorry but Congress is not doing what it should.

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nobud74

Mar-01-13 8:19 AM

Spike, yup! Chuckie, I hope that wasn't a partisan post. You do know the first two years Odumber was in office he had a Dem house, the place where the budget is supposed to originate, and they didn't get it done. Both sides of the aisle are filled with two bit lawyers who are nothing but drunks, womanizers, opportunists, bankrupt, two faced, liars, cheats and phonies. There is more than enough blame to go around. However, if we had a President with a set of ***** and was a leader, he would make them produce a budget. He is just fine with the status quo--he gets what he wants and can blame someone else for not producing a budget. They are all worthless.

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SteelerFan

Mar-01-13 8:28 AM

Good comments noBud. The Senate is next to worthless as it sits on numerous House passed bills courtesy of King Harry.

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CMReeder

Mar-01-13 9:11 AM

I said Congress nobud, I did not say Republican or Democrat. Others like you will try and make it partisan. Congress failed period, all of Congress. They can not nor will not pass a budget bill that all can agree to. They are so stuck on their ideologies they refuse.

The real truth, budget impasses do not affect the legislative body.

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rmiller

Mar-01-13 9:33 AM

Mr. Rapbert,

He best controls by fear what he cannot control by leadership.

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CHayes

Mar-01-13 9:38 AM

Anyone interested in why the Senate hasn't passed a budget, should red the extremely short Feb 15th article from the Economist titled "Why the Senate hasn't passed a budget". The article also points out why it doesn't really matter.

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SteelerFan

Mar-01-13 9:43 AM

The Democrats are all for compromise if it suits their agendas, otherwise get out of the way.

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CMReeder

Mar-01-13 10:19 AM

They cry out for leadership yet refuse to be lead.

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MrShaman

Mar-01-13 10:56 AM

"No budget. No leadership. No proposed legislation.

This is how President Obama has avoided governing and avoided taking responsibility for anything gov't does." - eriklatranyi

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Hmmmmmmmmmm...."No budget. No leadership. No proposed legislation."?????

If this isn't the gridlock that the TP's Class O' 2010 promised...what WERE they talking-about??

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MrShaman

Mar-01-13 11:00 AM

"However, if we had a President with a set of ***** and was a leader, he would make them produce a budget." - nobud74

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What caliber would you suggest he use?

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MrShaman

Mar-01-13 11:02 AM

"Good comments noBud. The Senate is next to worthless as it sits on numerous House passed bills...." - SteelerFan

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Such as......??????

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MrShaman

Mar-01-13 11:07 AM

"Mr. Rapbert,

He best controls by fear what he cannot control by leadership." - rmiller

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You "conservatives" need to get-OVER your fear o' Black-people.

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JohnZook

Mar-01-13 12:59 PM

Actually, if there is no budget (good work Harry) there are no spending restraints. Obama can then blame Congress for not doing their job and blame it on the Republicans. And, when the debt ceiling is reached, he can blame Republicans for not wanting to "compromise" and take away services that are there to protect "the most vulnerable" of us.

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CHayes

Mar-01-13 2:21 PM

" Actually, if there is no budget (good work Harry) there are no spending restraints"

That is a false statement. The Budget Control Act sets constraints on spending.

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rick424

Mar-01-13 2:40 PM

"They cry out for leadership yet refuse to be lead."

Boy what a true statement that is. All I ever hear is a bunch of whining and carrying on and a bunch of no, no, no, no matter what Obama says.

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nobud74

Mar-01-13 3:03 PM

Rick all those no no no nos in a row had me thinking of Ringo, "no, no, no I don't smoke it no more, I'm tired of waking up on the floor" seems apropos for the crew in DC and those who follow Odumbo blindly.

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USABorn

Mar-01-13 4:19 PM

MrShaman - 11:07 AM

"You "conservatives" need to get-OVER your fear o' Black-people."

Why can't liberals have a conversation without bringing in their racism?

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SteelerFan

Mar-01-13 4:26 PM

USA, Sham is a racist/bigot, it's natural for him.

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enigma

Mar-01-13 5:08 PM

Chuck,"They cry out for leadership yet refuse to be lead."

Chuck does not know what leadership is. Being elected does not make a person a leader. To be a leader you have to have character that would make others want to follow you. Very few in all of Washington possess such character. Obama is not a leader, Reid is not a leader and Boehner is not a leader. They are dictators. They expect people to do what they say, just because they say it. A true leader would show that he will be accountable with my taxes before he demands that I pay them. One way to do that would be to have a reasonable budget.

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rmiller

Mar-01-13 7:15 PM

USA,

"Why can't liberals have a conversation without bringing in their racism?"

You just identified whose "racism" it truly belongs to...

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