White House to miss deadline for report on 'fiscal cliff' budget cuts

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    Sep 09, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    File this under "the dog ate my homework" while blaming Republicans for their failure to actually focus on economic issues.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/248213-white-house-will-miss-fiscal-cliff-deadline

    The White House on Friday said it will miss the legal deadline for delivering a report to Congress on the spending cuts from sequestration that are scheduled to take effect in 2013.

    Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force One that the report will be coming next week.

    Under the terms of the Sequestration Transparency Act signed in August, President Obama was to tell Congress by Friday how the administration plans to implement the $109 billion in automatic cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act.

    The Office of Management and Budget has repeatedly failed to make legal deadlines. It delivered its presidential budget proposals and mid-session updates late both this year and last year.

    Republicans have tried to tie the tardiness to the failure of the Senate to pass a budget resolution for the last three years.
  • conservativej...

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    Sep 09, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    Ah, the wisdom of an empty chair. Well, there is an election just around the corner. One could say a "true" poll.
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    So many people seem optimistic about their side winning the next election. I wonder if anyone has considered the possibilty that their side might lose, and how they will cope if that happens. Something else to keep in mind is that with one side or the other winning the presidency and a majority in both houses of congress doesn't garantee whatever is desired will be passed into law. Getting what they want done is by design very difficult. So it won't automatically be the end of the world, whoever wins.
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    Sep 09, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidSo many people seem optimistic about their side winning the next election. I wonder if anyone has considered the possibilty that their side might lose, and how they will cope if that happens. Something else to keep in mind is that with one side or the other winning the presidency and a majority in both houses of congress doesn't garantee whatever is desired will be passed into law. Getting what they want done is by design very difficult. So it won't automatically be the end of the world, whoever wins.


    None-the-less, it will be a true poll.