Congress snubs Obama’s budget

by Stephen Dinan  |  published on February 5, 2016

The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees canceled the invitation they issue to the White House budget chief every year to come and explain the new blueprint, saying President Obama’s latest plan is going nowhere and there is no need to bother hearing from him.

Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican, and Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican, issued a joint statement saying they won’t hold hearings on the president’s budget but instead will get to work on their own plans, which will drive the agenda far more than Mr. Obama’s document.

“It is clear that this president will not put forth the budget effort that our times and our country require,” Mr. Enzi said. “Instead of hearing from an administration unconcerned with our $19 trillion in debt, we should focus on how to reform America’s broken budget process and restore the trust of hardworking taxpayers.”

The disinvite is a stunning slap at Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan and at Mr. Obama, who has vowed to raise taxes and boost spending in his 2017 budget.

But the president’s budgets have been largely irrelevant on Capitol Hill since 2011, when Republicans took control of the House and put the brakes on his spending plans.

  • reggie

    You think it’s bad now? Just wait if byotch gets in.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-01/george-soros-regrets-supporting-obama-eagerly-awaits-president-hillary
    This will make your stomach churn. Be sure to read down how many wall street types are donating to her election and how many foreign governments have donated to her foundation. Also check out Uranium One. They now own 20% of our uranium.

  • johnright61

    Wow, where has the republican controlled congress put the brakes on Obama’s spending??? Please tell me just one thing that they have put the brakes on. Every 4-6 months for the past 7 years they have caved and given Obama a free hand to run up $19 Trillion in debt and the Kenyan just keeps running up the tab without a care in the world. They all think there’s no end to the money. What the hell, they can just raise taxes on everyone, right?

  • Conrad

    I can only guess what the budget these two idiots will propose,same o same o.

  • Samurai_Sam

    Note! The claims that the Democrats are making is that the economy is now on an upswing. While you can’t prove it by me, if it is so it’s because the republicans took over the house not because Mr Obama “fixed” anything.

    A quick review of history will prove this out. When the economy begins going down the crapper most of the time the Democrats are controlling congress.

    First number after the date are number of dems in house v. repubs.

    Reagan administration; 81 to 89.

    97th 1981–1983 242 192 Democrat controlled house

    98th 1983–1985 269 166 Democrat controlled house

    99th 1985–1987 253 182 Democrat controlled house

    100th 1987–1989 258 177 Democrat controlled house

    Democrats complain of over spending.

    Bush senior administration; 89 to 91

    101st 1989–1991 260 175 democrats control house and senate

    102nd 1991–1993 267 167 democrats control house and senate

    Democrats complain of over spending and poor economy.

    Clinton Administration; 93 to 2001

    103rd 1993–1995 258 176 Democrats control house and senate.

    Economy is in crapper. Residuals from democrat controlled house from past Bush administration.

    104th 1995–1997 204 230 Republican controlled house.

    Democrats rave about great Clintonian economy.

    105th 1997–1999 207 226 Republicans control house and senate.

    Democrats rave about great Clintonian economy and budget reductions.

    106th 1999–2001 211 223 Republicans control house and senate.

    Democrats rave about great Clintonian economy and budget reductions.

    Bush junior administration. 01 to 09

    107th 2001–2003 212 221 Republican control

    108th 2003–2005 205 229 Republican control

    109th 2005–2007 202 231 Republican control

    110th 2007–2009 233 198 Democrat control

    Democrats take over house and Bush takes the hit for the lousy economy.

    Transition from Bush to Obama

    111th 2009–2011 256 178 Democrat control

    First term of Obama. Lousy economy inherited from the Democrat controlled house and senate of the final Bush administration.

    112th 2011–2013 193 242 Republican control

    Obama bases his second term on the claim that the economy is recovering. He takes credit for it!

    113th 2013–2015 201 234 Republican control

    Obama and assoc make claim that “they, the Democrats” fixed the economy.

    The only anomaly in this whole record is during the Carter administration which was an utter disaster not to be equaled until Obama takes over in its scope. At that time the Senate was completely controlled by Democrats but the House was controlled by the Republicans.
    Nuff said!
    information source http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774721.html

  • Cory Schober

    Obama will not stop till u have nothing more to take. The gubermnetal “thinking” is if you have a nickel their not broke

  • reggie

    Dec 18 budget vote put the brakes on?? What am I missing here? It was the big one. Rubio couldn’t even be bothered to vote. Too busy campaigning.

    • mudguy1

      Until they get rid of Baseline Budgeting they will never have any cuts that mean anything.

  • believe

    iSee this is how they do it. They make you feel like there finally taking there jobs serious then cave. DON”T TRUST UNTIL IT IS SINGED SEALED AND DELIVERED.I’M afraid we hired a bunch of cowards.

    • reggie

      They signed the full budget requests on Dec 18, no way they’re gonna bother to be big boys and girls and say no this time.

    • douber1

      also poeple with no BALLS
      but they will pay at the polls in november

    • Dan Danser

      Same old Republican BS. Like how they jumped up and declared they would not appoint any of obummers’s supreme court appointees .Already they are starting to cave. Why in the hell did they say that so soon? They should have done it without all the fanfare. They are so ignorant. They make these lion roars and then when it comes time to act they meow and cave in.. They set themselves up for failure. The Republicans must not have learned anything about Speak softly but carry a big stick. I am American Republican (American FIRST Republican Second.

      • rebapiper

        You didn’t really believe McConnell and the RNC, Everything the do is all for SHOW. as long as they come out and put on the Con and than put on the Show, the Stupid American people will believe them. How many times have we gone thru this.
        like Cruz or not, he has been the only one fighting. trying to stand up against their lies and deceit, Con games.. Cruz says he will filibuster, I hope so. Send him Diapers,Bottle of water, Coffer, Chocolate Sandwiches he will need it this time.

  • believe

    I think they BETTER START doing the JOB they were HIRED To do for the PEOPLE that put them in office. Not the ones the ILLUMINATI put in, But they will suffer the CONSEQUENCES.THIS IS NOT A THREAT IT IS REALITY. THE PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT .

    OBAMA has committed more illegal crimes against the AMERICA AND THE PEOPLE THAN People serving life sentences or on DEATH that HAVE NOT committed as MANY CRIMES as BARACK and this whole regime that the ILLUMINATI put in. .

    THE PEOPLE WILL INVOKE OUR LEGAL RIGHTS TO REMOVE ALL THE CORRUPTION IN OUR GOVERNMENT.THEY SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THERE ARE MORE OF US OUT HERE WITH JUST AS MANY MEAN OF DESTRUCTION AS THE GOVERNMENT HAS . DON’T PUSH YOUR LUCK.
    DO YOUR JOBS GET OBAMA OUT “NOW” OR WE FIND YOU USELESS, DON’T NEED YOU.SO YOU BETTER MOVE.WE ALSO DON’T THREATEN, WE PROMISE.
    WE KNOW THE TRUTH.WHY DON’T YOU TRY FINDING IT. HERE I’LL DO IT THIS ONCE. http://rense.com/general58/suspre.htm

  • peeweetanner@yahoo.com

    TRUMP IS A SPOILED PERSON IF HE DOESNT GET HIS WAY HE BLOWS UP THAT STUPID

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      why did you post your email address?

      • peeweetanner@yahoo.com

        HE WAS ALSO A DEMOCRATE AND FOUND A WAY TO CHANGE BY RUNNING FOR REPUBLICAN CANIDATE FOR PRESIDENT BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY IS IN BIG TROUBLE

    • parthenon1

      WONDERFUL ! SO MAYBE HE WILL BLOW UP THE IRS, EPA,NLRB, DEA, WHICH AS ALWAYS TRUMP WILL DO THE RIGHT THING!

  • peeweetanner@yahoo.com

    OBAMA AND HILLARY both HAVE BLOOD on the hands from the deaths of AMERICANS LIBYA AND HOME

    • easter s

      Bush Jr and Cheney have blood on their hands for 09/11/01 and two wars.

      • peeweetanner@yahoo.com

        but not at home

      • mudguy1

        How about the blood on most of the Democrats hands? They voted for the wars.

  • peeweetanner@yahoo.com

    HE NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED but the brainwash members in CONGRESS ARE TO STUPID TO DO IT

    • Valor

      Too cowardly!

    • reggie

      Too invested in their gravy train of insider trading, bribes, and ‘you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’.

      • parthenon1

        There is one thing we all can do that could go along way to correct the many years of bad political acts, push your elected officials to join the 20 some thing states already on board to call a constitutional convention. Then who knows, maybe no more career politicians with term limits, major reductions in presidential power, powerful budget limits no out of balance budgets allowed, and more. There is a renewed move in this nation for this move to correct imbalances that might keep us the leading nation in the world. We only need 34 states to require the constitutional convention.

        • reggie

          Thanks, will do some more investigating. My concern is that bullies like Boxer and Pelosi will ruin the show. We really need people who are pro US and not pro their own pockets.

          • parthenon1

            This is about the only recourse that gives the people the say not politicos. back during the campaign to get Regean elected the push for term limits got a minimal start with several congress and senate candidates pledging to serve no more than 2 terms and they won and did what they said, but Clinton was elected after Bush Sr. and the Dems killed the idea. the rest of the plan to eliminate non-elected agencies (EPA NLRB etc.) from writing and enacting laws without congress. The constitutional convention has been quietly skimming along until we finally have a good number of states that have ratified it and maybe the 34 state requirement is not out of reach. Hopefully we can get control of our elected officials and eliminate career politicos and the over spending, return schools to the states jurisdiction (and the parents) and so on.

  • JIMBO

    I cant wait to see how this works out. If what has happened in the past is an example of what The Congress has done in the past,we can just forget about there accusations to ignore this budget submission.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    I think those brakes need new shoes, and pads, as Obama has had his way far too often.

    • believe

      This is called dirty politics. LOOK AT CLINTON CAN STILL RUN FOR OFFICE ,LIE , murderer same as barack, bush’s, you will find out how much we have been BETRAYED by the people that made us believe they were people of INTEGRITY AND OF GOOD CHARACTER, AND STUPID PEOPLE THAT HAVEN’T GOTTEN OF THE FIRST GRADE MENTALITY, WILL VOTE FOR HER. PEOPLE AREN’T SMART ENOUGH OR TO LAZY TO RESEARCH ON THE PERSON RUNNING FOR SUCH AN IMPORTANT OFFICE.
      AND know our votes mean NOTHING. go to the site above.they are trying to take it down like they did, IT is about who vetted Barack.to take over the oval office.

      • tom_mackenzie

        America!!

        Hillary Clinton is going to lie, cheat, steal, and bribe right to the very end! Make no mistake, if it is not taking place already, “SHE WILL” either herself, or have some corrupt D.C. brass, bribe The Department of Justice, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, and The White House! She has stooped to a new low! She is now bribing Republicans!!!

    • mudguy1

      Congress has no idea where the brake pedal is. All they know is where the accelerator is,

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        True! and, We are being driven towards a cliff at a very high rate of speed.

    • douber1

      HE SHOULD BE IN THE SLAMMER FOR THE NUMBER OF YRS THAT HE HAS BENN IN OUR WHITE HOUSE
      AS A SQUATER

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