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Obama: It’s Okay to Break the Law When It Comes to Submitting a Budget

ALAN JOEL – Under law, the White House must submit a budget this year by February 4. According to the Hill, Late Friday evening, Deputy Director Zients confirmed that for the fourth time in five years, the president’s budget will not be submitted in compliance with the law,”

Only 1 budget out of 4 have been submitted on time — the budget in 2010. The rest of the years, the budgets were late. That year, the budget failed in the Senate 0-97. And last year, the President’s budget failed 0-414. Not one Democrat or Republican voted for them or was willing to sponsor them, because they were so outrageous.

Of course, this doesn’t mean we actually have a functioning budget for the United State. The Senate has not passed a budget since April 29, 2009 — which is currently 1360 days and running.

It’s okay to break the law when it comes to submitting a budget but dammit, we MUST NOT break the law when it comes to our ability to spend bumping up against the debt ceiling, or else “Social Security benefits and veterans’ checks will be delayed”, Obama sternly warned.

And yet, in 2006, Obama voted against the debt ceiling. The NRO reports that Obama said at the time,

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better”.

We certainly wouldn’t want to know what kind of spending proposals and debt problems Obama will be offering in his new budget now, would we?

Obama once again, is the president of “Do as I say, not as I do”.

About Alan Joel

Alan Joel has been a CPA for more than 40 years in New York City, where libertarians like him are few and far between. He discusses tax and politics at his popular website, www.taxpolitix.com. You can also find him at RedState, Canada Free Press and Examiner. Join the conversation!


3 thoughts on “Obama: It’s Okay to Break the Law When It Comes to Submitting a Budget

  1. Great article and assessment of our current Political mood in Washington. Let me add the Media plays a significant role in role forming public opinion, not only by reporting and skewing the facts but not reporting on topics as well.

    Posted by seanfitz2121 | January 22, 2013, 6:30 pm
  2. Thanks, Sean. I am a libertarian/fiscal conservative in New York (!). I’ve been writing about taxes and politics for a few years now on my own blog, http://www.alanjoelny.com, so I’m glad I get to join the conversation here at TACD.
    You are certainly right about the MSM!

    Posted by alanjoelny | January 23, 2013, 2:54 am
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