Fundamental acts of governing
Planning, forecasting, and budgeting are fundamental to government administration. In the American System the President submits a budget and Congress reconciles and produces the real budget backed by funding. The President did his “thang” and now we are waiting for Republican-led House and Democrat-led Senate to perform in a competent and bipartisan manner to produce a budget that is way late and that is the responsibility of Congress. It is too late to be on time.
Tea Party saboteurs are what they are, and the American public will score this Congress better late than never?
“Obama is stepping up his personal involvement in budget negotiations, reports Felicia Sonmez: "President Obama placed calls to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) on Saturday, a sign that the president is stepping up his personal involvement in negotiations over keeping the federal government funded. Obama’s participation in the budget talks - which he had previously delegated to Vice President Biden and Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob J. Lew -- came six days from the deadline by which Congress must pass a budget measure to avoid a government shutdown...The $73 billion figure stated by the White House is relative to Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget, which was never enacted; in actuality, the $73 billion would represent cuts of more than $30 billion from current spending levels."”