Shhhh…News you didn’t hear – Congress likely is unable to pass FY2011 budget

Posted on June 14, 2010


by Lurita Doan. TOWNHALL

Last week’s news that Congress will likely be unable to pass the FY2011 budget came and went without a whimper.  That is a pity.   

Our Constitution is quite specific, outlining the duties and responsibilities of the Congress in shaping a budget and balancing revenues (via taxes, and duties) with outlays for general welfare and government. 

Approving the budget, ensuring that our government’s system of checks and balances is functioning properly is one of Congress’ most important responsibilities.  Our 111th Congress has decided that other more pressing and demanding issues that must be urgently addressed than to perform their primary Constitutional duties. 

Make no mistake, as Nancy Pelosi often claims, our Congress has been very busy.  They have focused on a myriad of issues, most of which are designed to impose government directives into every nook and cranny of our lives.  Right now, for example, Congress is ramping up efforts to push through an inordinately complex set of new regulations and expand a government takeover of much of the energy sector of the economy. 

But Congress hasn’t stepped up to its full set of Constitutional responsibilities and approved an annual budget for the full outlays and revenues of the government. So far, we have only seen silliness, and a never-ending stream of new outlays and additional government spending.  The acknowledgement and acceptance by Pelosi, Reid and Obama that congress is unlikely to pass the budget illustrates their colossal incompetence and ignorance of consequences. 


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