Who Needs A Budget?

Apparently Congress doesn’t need one says Patty Murray…

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) confirmed Thursday that she will seek the chairmanship of the Senate Budget Committee next year but told The Hill that she cannot commit to doing a budget.

This opens up the possibility that Senate Democrats will avoiding passing a budget resolution for the fourth year in a row.

Why doesn’t everyone just give up operating within a budget.  Since government doesn’t need to, why should I?  Hell the government can increase their debt limit too!  The credit agencies should just allow me to borrow as much money as I want.  If it isn’t a problem for the government why is it a problem if I do it?

Seriously, someone answer the question.  How is it OK for the government to keep writing check, using my name I might add for part of the bill, but they don’t need to have a budge to live within.  Not only do they not have a budget, but when they run out of money they just borrow more.

Most people I know are tightening their belts.  It appears Washington has decided to go Robb Allen and ditch the pants and belt.  Obviously they missed the part where Robb doesn’t do debt which is why he doesn’t need a belt.

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6 Responses to Who Needs A Budget?

  1. Old NFO says:

    They do that and get away with it, WE do it and go to jail… sigh

  2. Robb Allen says:

    Ah, the things I could teach them.

    Being debt free *requires* a budget. Doesn’t require pants.

  3. Braden Lynch says:

    How about we not pay them until they pass one?
    How about no perks like Congressional mail and health care until they pass one?
    How about no police protection or security services until they pass one?

    When you fail to do the most basic required duty then you are unworthy of you job. Get out!
    Folks, bring out your torches and pitchforks, your tar and feathers and let’s make them squirm.

    • Barron says:

      Except they provide everything to themselves. Try not paying your taxes, let me know how that goes… Remember, the IRS does have a SWAT team.

      Few other problems are those who provide those services still need to feed their families. So unless you can give them alternate work, they’re not going to just shrug off the job.

      Don’t get me wrong, the shouldn’t get any of that crap till they do their freaking job, even then they shouldn’t really get it. The problem is they’re corrupt and there’s no penalty for their corruption.

      • Braden Lynch says:

        Of course you are correct Barron. Just musing on how the world should work, but we are talking about politicians.
        Their double standards, personal exemptions, cronyism, loop holes and other tricks they employ are legendary.

        I would be delighted with strict and severe term limits as a good start to helping heal the system.
        Then real reforms on campaign finance, ethics charges, influence peddling, treasonous behavior, and so on.
        I can dream…