Friday, May 21, 2010

Democrats Skip Constitution Duties for Political Advantage

Democrats will likely skip the annual task of writing a budget for the U.S. government this year amid lawmakers’ unwillingness to endorse a plan sure to include huge deficits.—Brian Faler
How much are Democrats spending? They don’t want you to know. In fact Democrats are willing to disregard the Constitution rather than reveal before the November elections just how much they are abusing spending.

Brian Faler in his article, “Democrats unlikely to pass budget in Face of Spiraling Deficits” would lead us to believe that keeping a constitutional mandate like presenting an annual budget is equivalent skipping a meal or some menial task like electing to forego cleaning out rain gutters this year. In other words submitting an annual budget is much more than an “annual task” it is law—Constitutional law. (see article)

Even though the media isn’t reporting it—it is a big deal. It’s a huge deal. Besides making a mockery of our constitution Democrats are making a travesty of our electoral process by keeping information from the American people that would help decide which Party would be best to make our economy better.
The U.S. Constitution (Article I, section 9, clause 7) states that "[n]o money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time."

Each year, the President of the United States submits his budget request to Congress for the following fiscal year, as required by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921. Current law (31 U.S.C. § 1105(a)) requires the president to submit a budget no earlier than the first Monday in January, and no later than the first Monday in February. Typically, presidents submit budgets on the first Monday in February.

The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 required the President to submit to Congress an annual budget for the entire federal government.
Instead of proudly displaying what their big government programs are costing Americans. Democrats are hoping that the American people will vote uninformed, about the cost of Democrats running this country like it was Greece, in November’s elections.

They’re hoping that those uninformed votes will translate into votes for Democrats. Congressman John Boehner asks the question, “Where’s the budget,” in this interview. (see 1:09mins video)

Terence P Jeffery in his article “Obama Defeats FDR (in Spending Other People’s Money)” writes, When calculated by the average annual percentage of the Gross Domestic Product that [Barack Obama] will spend during his presidency, Obama is on track to become the biggest-spending president since 1930, the earliest year reported on the OMB’s historical chart of spending as a percentage of GDP. When calculated by the average annual percentage of GDP he will borrow during his presidency, Obama is on track to become the greatest debtor president since Franklin Roosevelt. (see article)

According to Jeffery president Soetoro will outspend and out-borrow the previous administration of George Bush. Bush was routinely pilloried in the media and by Democrats for his spending.

It is unconscionable that in a time of worldwide fiscal crisis Democrats would continue to play politics with the U.S. economy by holding the budget hostage so they won’t look quite as bad to the American people before the November elects.

Democrats have made a multi-trillion dollar debt bed that all of us will have to sleep in, only they prefer the lights out so we, the American people, can’t see the bed. So much for President Soetoro’s empty rhetoric about the disinfectant of Sunlight shining on government making what’s done in the Washington dark exposed to the American people.

And don’t bother to give me that tired “Republicans did it too” line. Republicans were voted out of power in 2006 for their indiscretions remember that? This administration and this Congress promised to be the most ethical, the most transparent government in the history of America remember that?

If now they wish to say, Hey we are no better than Republicans, then by all means say it. Why don’t Democrats use that line as a slogan for the November elections? Keep Democrats in power, we’re not submitting a budget and we’re no better than the Republicans!

Not that catchy but for once it would be something honest coming from a Democrat.