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  •  I say the same thing about offense and defense and (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric Stetson, OregonWetDog

    I think I commented about that yesterday.  The Democrats would improve their game by turning the tables on Republicans.  

    The budget process falls under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. It requires the President to submit a budget each year in the first quarter.  It's a recommendation only since the Constitution is clear on the separation of powers.  Only Congress can authorize spending.  

    I wouldn't make a mountain out of Obama's 2014 budget,  since it's the one passed by the Senate that matters and reflects Democratic policy.  I have to point out that the Medicare item in Obama's budget totals $7.046 trillion for the period 2014-2023.  The Ryan budget in the House totals $6.556 trillion for the same period.

    There is no existence without doubt.

    by Mark Lippman on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 02:38:46 PM PDT

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