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White House: No Budget for Weeks

by Keith Koffler on March 8, 2013, 1:58 pm

The White House today said it will not release a budget for weeks, delaying well beyond the legal due date the publication of the president’s annual tax and spending blueprint.

White House Press Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who led the daily briefing today, said the release date was “weeks ahead.” The Hill is reporting that the White House has informed Congress to expect it April 8.

White House officials had previously indicated the budget would be out in mid-March. By law, it is supposed to be released the first Monday in February, which this year was February 4.

Obama aides have grumbled that having to deal with the sequester has backed them up on their budget work. House Republican staffers apparently have not been similarly hampered and plan to release their budget on Tuesday.


srdem65 March 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Budget, smudget. Why bother?

Politico reports that the President is going on yet another campaign trip to Illinois next week. Again, why bother? No one is paying attention to what he’s doing, no one cares other than he’s wasting money for his own enjoyment.

Sadie March 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I am waiting for one of the talking heads to show up in a white suit, replete with Steve Martin head props, waving arms and gyrating body gestures bellowing out …”Well…excuse meeeee.”

Lizzy March 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Followed by King Tut:-). Loved Steve Martin will the ukelele be there?

timW March 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Not sure if the ukelele will be there but I sure hope the cat juggling commences in short order.

Tommyboy March 9, 2013 at 12:12 am

Pretty sure that Tiny Tim had the ukelele and Steve Martin had a banjo.

Lizzy March 9, 2013 at 5:30 am

You are so right I am old doh:-(

Star March 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

..and an arrow through his head…wait, that is Fauxcahontas.

Opinonated Vogon March 9, 2013 at 10:05 am

That should read King Putt! :)


Regina March 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

he can plan vacations and other wasted trips on taxpayer money. let’s run the country into the grown..who cares!

florida gal March 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Obama is traveling to Argonne, Illinois next week to promote his energy savings b.s. If you read the article make sure you read the comments that follow it. Even people in Illinois are sick of his b.s.

DeniseVB March 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm


I just can’t imagine what “energy savings” crisis he’s going to push, and of course blame the Republicans for.

AZ Granny March 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Thanks Florida Gal, for the heads up about the article! Here’s a link for you Denise. Not many comments there but most are negative.,0,5277160.story?track=rss

DeniseVB March 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Thanks AZG, I was just too lazy to look for it ;)

AZ Granny March 9, 2013 at 9:40 am

You’re so very welcome. I had to see for myself, just couldn’t believe that people from his own stomping grounds are turning against him. It gives me a ray of hope.

Star March 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

I think our elec co just raised rates because people had cut their bills.

William March 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

What? Noooooo….. They said responsible budgeting was their goal and it would be irresponsible to not put it out on time for discussion and debate. This administration has been spot on with doing everything on time and to the letter of the law since it replaced BusHitler. This is unthinkable!

Geoff Caldwell March 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm

There wasn’t a chance in hell they were going to release anything in writing before the ‘fiscal cliff’ extension deadline at end of month. Obama needs fear and demagoguery. He’d look worse than he has on the sequester if he had to play the blame game against a budget even his own Dems won’t vote for.

Lizzy March 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm

McCain on with his BFF Shep. Drone chat McCain said no one believes even
had we had the tech to do it no President would have droned Hanoi Jane Fonda no matter how egregious. Want to bet? My husband was there.

Susan March 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Well, if memory serves, Richard Nixon was president when Hanoi Jane was posing with our enemy on an NVA anti-aircraft gun. I think he’d take her out in a heartbeat if he could. I know I would if given the opportunity. My husband was there too…

Lizzy March 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Nixon was my first vote and I would have had no qualms. Treason has
consequences and she knew it but didn’t care. Susan thanks for your
husbands service they had a very tough time while there and coming home. God Bless them all.

Susan March 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Amen, Lizzy. We must be around the same age. Nixon was my first vote too. I remember standing in line for hours to proudly cast that vote. I will always admire Richard Nixon for his love of country. He could have tried to hang on to his office and torn this country apart, like the current resident is trying to do, but he did the honorable thing and resigned.

Elaine March 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm

My husband was there as well and he never did recover while Hanoi Jane and John Kerry got filthy rich.

Lizzy March 9, 2013 at 5:34 am

So sorry Elaine there are far too many victims of that war to this day.
That includes the men and their families. Sadly I doubt many will ever
recover. As far as Jane and Kerry if there’s a God in Heaven justice
for them will come swiftly.

FLDemFem March 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

No President would have droned Jane Fonda on US soil, but if they had a chance to nail her when she was posing on the NV gun she would be history, a minor footnote. They would have called it “collateral damage” and left it at that. She would have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, so sorry!

Susan March 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm

“Obama aides have grumbled that having to deal with the sequester has backed them up on their budget work.”

Sure enough, they expend more energy coming up with outlandish lies about their latest manufactured crisis than they do working on an actual budget. Even if they do release a budget, it is sure to be as laughable as the previous versions.

Girly1 March 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

April 8? Keith, did anyone mention which year that would be?

AZ Granny March 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Apparently deadlines don’t apply to His Arrogance. Chances are they’ll miss the April 8th one too.

gracepmc March 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

What is this law about the budget? Is it a “real” law? Does it have penalties? Or is it some weird thing that can be overridden and ignored by issuing CRs? But CRs for going on 5 years now?

gracepmc March 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm

About this “law” — what law — and is the President breaking the law by not submitting the budget. And if it is a law, what is the penalty for not enforcing it? Or is is a law with no standing that can be ignored with continued CRs?

RickW March 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm

“NCAA Tournament bracketing is a higher priority than some silly old budget.”

- Barack Obama

A note from my attorney: This is not a real quote

Lizzy March 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU!:-)

That’s a real quote.

veritaseequitas March 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Budget? Not now, not ever.

ThomasSays March 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Hasn’t been a budget for 4 years now. Guess America has been unaware that the sequestration has been ongoing that long — oh, wait — it hasn’t.

Not Nabob March 8, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Thank you , ThomasSays : “Guess America”
That is probably a good slogan for someone to use as which direction the Idiot in Charge will go next.

Otis Driftwood March 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm

No real budget for years.. this one will be DOA once received by the Senate. However they could take a page out of Pelosi’s book .. we need to pass it to see what’s in it.

Elaine March 8, 2013 at 6:48 pm

A day late and $16 trillion short.

Why is the Obama administration above the law, gets away with disregarding laws, and announces it will not enforce laws Obama doesn’t like?

But Obama isn’t a dictator. No, he is simply the president who asks just like one.

Julie Brueckheimer March 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Obama breaks the law by not having the budget ready. Today Brennan swore his oath of office on the original Constitution sans The Bill of Rights. Technically I doubt if he’s breaking the law, but it’s all very interesting in light of Cruz’s questioning of Holder and Paul’s filibuster. (Nor was a Bible used.)

FLDemFem March 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

They took the Constitution out of its protective case so this person could put his grubby hand on it to swear an oath?? Don’t think so.

Julie Brueckheimer March 9, 2013 at 10:50 am

I think it was the original draft of the Constitution by Washington.

Susan March 9, 2013 at 11:41 am

Sometimes I think Preezy Revenge and his cohorts sit around all day, like eggheads in the faculty lounge, cooking up ways to agitate and torment Americans who still believe in the Constitution and rule of law. No doubt Brennan’s swearing in on a draft copy of the Constitution in front of a portrait of the first progressive president, Teddy Roosevelt, was meant to get a rise out of thinking people. The ignominious behavior of this administration knows no bounds.

Not Nabob March 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Budget, We don’t need no stinkin budget. Spend, spend, spend, then claim it was the damn Republicans fault.

Star March 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

Why not stay at present levels for a few years–continuing res. That should help.

justamom321 March 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm

These imposters don’t care anything about custom or the rule of law in our country…their goal is to deride and tear it down!!