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Once a Critic of Deficits, Obama Now Goes for Broke

Six04 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:33 PM
All spending is approved the house. How is it that you are so quick to blame Obama?
Alan176 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 4:03 PM
In a functional system, yes, the house is supposed to approve of the spending. What we have now is a Democrat majority in the Senate passing continuing resolutions that basically extend the last budget that was passed. That was way back when the Dems controlled congress-remember when Obamacare was crammed through in the middle of the night? yeah, then. 4 years now that the Obama administration has not operated on a budget. 4 years of continuing spending without a cent of it documented on paper.
That's leadership?
Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 6:57 PM
All spending has to be approved by both the House and the Senate before being signed into law by the president. This is true whether it is in "normal appropriations bills or continuing resolutions. Neither chamber of the Congress can unilaterally approve any spending.
"You don't have to be a deficit hawk to be disturbed by the growing gap between revenues and expenses," said Sen. Barack Obama during a Nov. 3, 2005, debate on the Senate floor. At the time, Obama had been a senator for less than a year and the federal budget deficit was in fact shrinking, from $248 billion in fiscal 2006 to $160 billion in fiscal 2007. Still, Obama seemed deeply concerned about the deficit, and he appeared to believe it when he said the only way to close the shortfalls was to force Congress to pay for what it...