Federal budget season is well underway in Washington, and the White House’s latest talking point is that the deficit is shrinking.
Actions speak louder than words, and Congress’ actions over 113th session demonstrate a bipartisan unwillingness to get runaway federal spending under control.
After meandering through Congress for the past two years, the Farm Bill unceremoniously made its way to President Obama’s desk for his signature this past week.
President Obama missed an important deadline today. He is legally required to submit a budget to Congress by today for the next fiscal year. The White House announced that it will do so until March.
They say that they want to cut spending, but they also often refuse to take the tough votes to actually do so.
Politicians of all stripes have promised to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending for years, and sadly most have failed to deliver once in office. Most recently, Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 with bipartisan support promising to cap overall discretionary spending at certain levels every year for the following decade, and President Obama signed it into law.