Budget or Bust

Finally some legislation we can all support...or so you would think. Did you know it has been nearly three years (or the entirety of the Obama Presidency) since the Senate has passed a budget? Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) may have a bill that could solve this problem. It is known as Budget or Bust legislation, H.R. 3883. Here is what he had to say about it:

“Producing a budget is one of Congress’s most basic and most important responsibilities.  I firmly believe that if Members of Congress fail to fulfill our duties to the American people, we shouldn’t be getting paid.  My Budget or Bust Act forces the House and Senate to finally pass a budget, or else our salaries will be held as collateral until Congress can get its job done.

“Additionally, my bill returns the power of the purse to its rightful owner, which our Founding Fathers determined to be Congress, not the President.  The Budget or Bust Act repeals a requirement created in 1921 for the President to submit an annual budget – an act that both Houses of Congress have used as a crutch.  

“It is completely unacceptable that the last time the Senate passed a budget was more than 1,000 days ago.  Perhaps if we put Member’s paychecks on the line – we could get some work done in Washington.”


Liberal Elite said...

we can all support??

Democrats blocking us? Hey! Let's make a rule saying we can't be blocked.

Sorry. Just one more gimmick Republicans can use...

Enough with the gimmicks... Just do the job you were elected to do!! What's so difficult about that?