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  •  Wrong. (8+ / 0-)

    The  Senate is not obligated by any means to put up a budget or to even vote on the House version. The "budget" is simply a template guide to funding goverment services; the actual funding is established through the appropriation bills (or, if Congress wishes, continuing resolution/omnibus spending legislation).

    Perhaps if the GOTP House wouldn't present such corrosive budget proposals, the Senate might be willing to go along.

    •  Lack of a budget has become bad PR (3+ / 0-)
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      Camussie, shoeless, buckeyed

      It may not be of vital importance to actual govt but the lack of a budget has been an albatross that is getting louder.  Dem's need to eliminate this argument and keep the high ground of public opinion for the arguments about to take place.  This is going to be an interesting 4 years.

      "When you think about the money spent/on defense by the government/& the weapons of destruction we've built/we're so sure that we need/then you think of the millions that money could feed/How long?" J Browne

      by rainmanjr on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:30:21 AM PST

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    •  Huh (1+ / 0-)
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      Adopting a budget is not optional. It is required by law. Under the 1974 Congressional Budget Act, the Senate must move a budget out of the Budget Committee by April 1 of every year and adopt a budget resolution on the floor by April 15.

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