posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 10:14 PM
I'd say it's 100% correct ...right up to 2009. That was the last year the United States Government passed a budget. Nancy Pelosi played "Deem and
Psss" games and then they just threw their hands up entirely on even playing that much and started with the stop-gap spending measures and temporary
bills with open ends to substitute for an actual budget.
The budget I reference in all my threads is the 2013 Proposed budget submitted by the White House to Congress last year. It's valid only in so far as
what it shows for spending in 2011 and before. They're good enough about knowing what WAS spent ...but again, without a formal budget of any kind ...
there are but projections, estimates and hopes going forward. This is where the debt limit truly IS an American Express Black Card (spend all ya want!
They'll give more!)
Now, if they can FORCE a budget to be carried through the Senate and signed by the White House...actual limits will again exist as they haven't now
for 4 years. Lines to draw INSIDE of...as well as the outer edges of what to spend TO. However, without it? The result has been budget deficits that
never went much above 500 Million under Bush (and actual budgets out of Congress) to WILD deficits of no less than 1 trillion and as high as 1.5
Other than that and if we HAVE real and formal budgets again? Yup. That describes how the system is supposed to work and kinda disfunction at the same
edit on 22-1-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)