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Republicans to Reid: Pass a Budget if You Want a Debt Ceiling Increase

Anthony391 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 8:29 AM
I have now heard this for years. Reid is violating the law the Budget Act passed back in the 70's. So what is the penatly for violating the law? Why is compliance with a law being negotitated rather than enforced? Isn't there something in the oath of office about acting in accordance with established laws?

Round two of another fiscal crisis is already underway as debate over raising the nation's borrowing limit, better known as the debt ceiling, heats up. Majority leader Harry Reid has blatantly ignored the law by failing to introduce a budget for more than 1300 days. House Republicans on the other hand have fullfilled their duty to the law by introducing and passing a budget every year since Obama has been in office.  As Byron York points out, Reid's actions could give Republicans some leverage when it comes to satisfy Presindent Obama's request to increased borrowing (and spending) ability.