My theory on the lack of a budget - This administration and the rats in congress do not want to pass a budget. If congress passes a budget the government agencies only have a set amount to spend.
Without a budget, Obama can allow his agencies to spend whatever they need and congress is forced to pass a continuing resolution to continue the party. There are no real or enforced restrictions on government spending right now.
It’s simplistic, but it also seems obvious. Is’nt it strange that nobody in the media discusses how the lack of a budget removes the constraints from government spending?
I would say this....the longer that the Senate goes...without discussing or approving a budget....the more likely people will reach the conclusion that they aren’t part of the solution, thus removing them from the approval process.
I think it’s time to review what the Senate ought to be around to conduct business on. My suggestion: approve court appointees, approve foreign treaties, attend funerals of bigwigs, and appoint candidates to service academies. I believe we could function with the Senate members meeting for four weeks each quarter, and then remove them from the Washington environment for the remaining eight weeks. There really isn’t much for these guys to do presently, except making speeches on the Senate floor....which any idiot could do, or do interviews with CNN or Fox.