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Fiscal Cliff Aversion Will Bring Another Budget Fight

chdouglas Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 11:05 AM
The constitution requires a budget, which our country has not had for the past four years. This is all political theater. Pass an operating budget for the country, or go home.
With both the Senate and the House approving compromise fiscal cliff legislation yesterday, the budget battle moves a mere two months down the road. The new legislation does not include a debt ceiling hike and only puts off the planned spending sequester for two months.

So the new fiscal cliff date is approximately March 1, though that's not a hard date for the debt ceiling. There's also the matter of having an operating budget for the federal government, even in the form of a continuing resolution. The current continuing resolution runs out on March 27.

The budgeting fight is...

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