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Nov 19, 2007, 01:36 PM
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Forget the budget numbers where’s the budget?


My curiosity is getting the better of me. For those of you who voted them into power, how do you feel about Pelosi and Reid and their troops failing to deliver not one but two budgets in a timely manner?

I mean, common, they just blew off the 2007 budget saying they’d rather spend time on building a meaningful 2008 budget. And now that is 49 days late and counting. And they have no intention of getting to it till NEXT YEAR???!!!

What are we getting for the money and the delays? When do they finally get around to doing what they are paid to do?
Nov 19, 2007, 01:44 PM
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Continuing resolution is a wonderous thing...
Nov 19, 2007, 02:02 PM
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We've existed under a continuing resolution many times before. Pain in the rear for those of us that have to execute spending by the week rather than by the quarter - and much more expensive for the taxpayer. Hardly a new situation, however.
Nov 19, 2007, 02:57 PM
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Yes but... these were elected on how "great and new and better" they were going to make things in DC. Yet we get same old same old.
Nov 19, 2007, 03:46 PM
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Yes but... these were elected on how "great and new and better" they were going to make things in DC.
No, they were elected primarily due to dissatisfaction the Republicans, especially on Iraq policy. This is not just my opinion, it is the opinion of every public opinion analysis source I have seen.

While overall I am somewhat disappointed with them, they have had to deal with a fairly intractable minority and are out of practice at running the place as the majority. I will give them some time.
Nov 19, 2007, 03:56 PM
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Yes but... these were elected on how "great and new and better" they were going to make things in DC. Yet we get same old same old.
I think they were elected on a "not the Bush administration" platform. And yes, Congress is responsible for the budget, and yes, the majority party is to blame for the failures, and yes, the majority party gets the credit for the successes. That's how it works.


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