If you repeat some hoary old falsehood often enough, people will begin to assume it’s got some accuracy to it, right?
But that’s false. In fact, no only did the Senate pass a budget, but so did the House — and then (perhaps stupidly), they made it a law instead of the budget resolution the Congressional Budgeting process calls for.
We’ve got a budget, by law — and it’s a disaster.
We don’t need a budget resolution nearly so badly as we need some Congressional leadership who understand supply and demand, and who are committed to good government and not the destruction of America (even if unintentional).
- “No Budget No Pay” Is 3rd GOP Budget Misstep In A Row (ourfuture.org)
- More on the House GOP’s new debt limit ransom demand, and by ransom demand I mean complete surrender (dailykos.com)
- Why Senate Democrats haven’t passed a budget (washingtonpost.com)
- Murray to House GOP: End your ‘hostage-taking’ (politico.com)
- Senator wants your budget ideas (blogs.marketwatch.com)
- Las Vegas laying off teachers, though classrooms crowded (Las Vegas Sun)
- Social Studies for Kids: Supply and Demand
- “You need to watch this: Paul Krugman, ‘Jobs now is the key to our recovery,'” (at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub)
- One more time, again: Why “supply side” economics doesn’t work without demand (at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub)
- Thomas B. Edsall makes the case that Paul Ryan’s budget, or any version of it (like the Romney plan), would be an economic disaster for the nation, in at article titled “The Ryan Sinkhole.”
- Text of S. 365 as passed, The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) (also known as “the sequester;”
- Bipartisan Policy Center analysis of Budget Control Act of 2011
Text of Sen. Conrad’s remarks, below the fold.