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  •  The President's budget is for FY 2014 (1+ / 0-)
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    The Fiscal Year begins on October 1st every year. So there are four months left in the FY 2013 budget year.

    I agree that Obama's budget is a disaster for Democrats. But all it is is a piece of paper. The thing to watch is the House. The real funding comes from appropriation bills -- and those have to begin in the House.

    The budgets passed by the Senate and the House are works of fiction -- look at the money they actually hand out in the appropriation bills which usually proves that both sides are lying...

    •  Exactly. It is the '2013-2014 Budget,' but I was (0+ / 0-)

      being lazy--apologize for that, LOL!

      I disagree a bit that the Administration's budget is 'just a piece of paper.'

      It is a reflection of the Party's values and agenda, IMHO.

      I've read the budgets produced in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and the Administration's SuperCommittee recommendations (which I've linked to on numerous occasions), and honestly, I cannot dismiss them.

      The deep cuts to Medicare have been in more budgets than the 2013-2013 Budget.  How they flew 'under the radar,' I'll never understand.

      The SuperCommmittee proposal was also all but ignored, when it should not have been.

      The Senate budget was definitely a 'work of fiction,' this year.  [Remember, they have refused to produce one in the previous years.]  If I had one, I'd bet the 'family farm' that it wouldn't garner a single vote in the Senate, since it didn't include 'entitlement reform.'

      But, you are correct that in the final analysis, it is what they actually pass.  

      I sure wish more progressive Dems felt that way.  Personally, I pretty much ignore most of the 'rhetoric,' and look almost exclusively at the documents (budgets, bill, etc.) that are produced.  ;-)


      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      by musiccitymollie on Thu May 16, 2013 at 01:41:26 PM PDT

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