House Democrats Deem Faux $1.1 Trillion Budget as Passed

On Friday, as part of a procedural vote on the emergency war supplemental bill, House Democrats attached a document that “deemed as passed” a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget. The execution of the “deeming” document allows Democrats to start spending money for Fiscal Year 2011 without the pesky constraints of a budget.

The procedural vote passed 215-210 with no Republicans voting in favor and 38 Democrats crossing the aisle to vote against deeming the faux budget resolution passed.

Never before — since the creation of the Congressional budget process — has the House failed to pass a budget, failed to propose a budget then deemed the non-existent budget as passed as a means to avoid a direct, recorded vote on a budget, but still allow Congress to spend taxpayer money.

Link:  House Democrats ‘Deem’ Faux $1.1 Trillion Budget ‘as Passed’ – HUMAN EVENTS.

2 thoughts on “House Democrats Deem Faux $1.1 Trillion Budget as Passed”

  1. I think you missed the point of the article David. The point was not that it was deemed as passed. It was that there was no ‘it.’

    It does fit perfectly well with the community organizer’s, my President’s, agenda however. Now he can spend and borrow to his heart’s content without having to worry about busting a budget. And isn’t it interesting how the slush fund, aka the $750 billion stimulus package, is only around 40% spent? And yet, we need to grow government and our national debt at the expense of growing the private sector economy. Or to put it another way, on the backs of the American people.

    In the land of transparency and accountability, aren’t you just loving it?

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