Obama leads Budget Negotiations.
Last month Obama asked sleepy Joe Biden to take leadership on budget negotiations. Biden held one meeting, accomplished nothing, and then left the country for weeks. That's what we call "leadership."
Of course that's after the Democratic House, Senate, and President could not pass a FY 2011 budget last year when it was required and they controlled all 3 branches. That's what we call "leadership."
During the coming shut down, only "essential" government workers will still remain on the job. It has to be asked. Why do they rob our money to pay for millions of "non essential" government workers. Maybe all the "non essential employees should all be laid off to save a few hundred billion of our dollars.
The People's House passed a full detailed Whole Year Continuing Resolution budget for the rest of FY 2011. The House debated all the hundreds of government bureaus, departments, programs, and needs all day and long into the night for a whole week. A budget amount for each was finally approved about 4 AM on Saturday morning after an all night session. The Whole Year CR was sent to the Senate back last February. There it sits on the Senate desk. So far, the Senate has passed nothing, and has spent NO time debating any of the hundreds of bureaus, programs, agencies, commissions, etc., that need to be considered. The best they can do is to toss out a phony Bologna number for the media. But its not about "Cut $33 billion." Its not about the total. Its about how much to spend on each and every one of the hundreds of agencies, programs, etc. So far, neither the Senate nor The Obama have proposed anything. That's what we call "leadership."
Several Congressmen have sent a letter to Hairy Reid asking that he resign if the Senate won't pass a budget. Bob agrees. Hairy Reid should resign.