White House tells Paul Ryan it won’t meet budget deadline

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    Jan 15, 2013 4:03 PM GMT
    I'm sure the Obama Administration and their minions will be sure to blame this delay on the Republicans somehow.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/276969-obama-budget-delayed-again-white-house-tells-paul-ryan
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    Jan 15, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidI'm sure the Obama Administration and their minions will be sure to blame this delay on the Republicans somehow.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/276969-obama-budget-delayed-again-white-house-tells-paul-ryan
    You just mind your own damned business. Let us Americans worry about what Obama and the Congress decide to do. No one asked you for your two cents.
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    Jan 15, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
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    riddler78 saidI'm sure the Obama Administration and their minions will be sure to blame this delay on the Republicans somehow.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/276969-obama-budget-delayed-again-white-house-tells-paul-ryan
    You just mind your own damned business. Let us Americans worry about what Obama and the Congress decide to do. No one asked you for your two cents.


    It's sort of amusing that you are offended by the idea of someone not American posting news articles of interest - particularly given the hodgepodge of politics you support as if every issue you support doesn't have another side. Too bad. By the way, did you sign the petition to kick Piers Morgan out of the US?
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    Jan 15, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    OPCongress and the White House struck a deal on New Year’s Eve on the “fiscal cliff” of spending cuts and tax hikes. The agreement extended current tax rates on annual household income below $450,000, but allowed rates on income above that threshold to expire.

    The agreement also delayed, for two months, the 2013 budget sequester that would impose spending cuts on the government. Those cuts were agreed to as part of a 2011 deal to raise the debt ceiling.

    Because the deal was not reached until Jan. 2, “the administration was forced to delay some of its FY 2014 budget preparations, which in turn will delay the budget’s submission to Congress,” Zients wrote in the letter to Ryan. “We will submit it to Congress as soon as possible.”

    That last-minute deal has thrown a wrench into the annual budget process, sources say, because it did not finalize 2013 appropriations or replace the nearly $1 trillion in automatic discretionary cuts imposed by the August 2011 debt-ceiling deal.

    “They have no baseline,” one expert said.

    The expert said the Obama administration might not want to have its budget taken as an opening offer in the coming fight over raising the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling. Obama on Monday demanded that Congress raise the debt ceiling.


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    Jan 15, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    ie "the dog ate my homework." It's not like any of those issues were not known. In fact the irony is that it is the White House that was at the root of many of these delays attempting to use the deadline to leverage better results.