Federal Budget and Pay for
By Alan Lidstone
November 28, 2006
It's my understanding that the Congress is responsible for setting
and agreeing to an annual Federal Budget to cover running the
many and varied activities of the Federal Government.
Unfortunately, although the Republicans have been in control
of the legislative branch, including both houses of Congress
and the Executive Branch, they have been unable or unwilling
to pass a Federal budget for FY 2007 and send it to the President
Congress will be reconvening shortly, ostensibly to finish up
on a variety of legislative activities and uncompleted tasks.
Congress is already talking about a continuing resolution to
fund the activities of the Federal Government for Fiscal Year
2007, rather than passing a completed budget.
Perhaps we should put all the salary and expenses incurred by
the Congress and the entire White House staff, including the
President, Vice President, and Cabinet Officers into a holding
account until they complete their responsibility of completing
a Fiscal Year 2007 budget that is signed by the President.
If they are unable to complete their constitutional responsibilities,
then the with-held salary and expense funds should be used to
reduce the Federal deficit which has increased by several Trillion
Dollars since 2001.
Received November 26, 2006 - Published November 28, 2006
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