As of Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
So, U.S. law calls for us to pass a budget each year, and we haven't done that since President Obama has taken office. All of the blame has gone to Congress, primarily Republicans, as if Obama has no role to play.
Congressman Rob Woodall had the courage to vote for the "No Budget, No Pay" legislation, which merely enforces the federal law already in existence: that requires we pass a budget each year. Makes sense, right?
Representatives Paul Broun and Hank Johnson don't think so. Johnson uses the worn-out Democratic mantra that way too many people have signed onto -- like lemmings--- that the Republicans are governing by "gimmicks." Since when is trying to enforce federal law a gimmick?
Johnson further says Republicans are using "scare tactics." So, we as citizens have nothing to fear about a runaway deficit, with no budget to even aim to? It's like the scene from the "Titanic" where they have hit the iceberg and the stewards are telling passengers there is nothing to be concerned about.
-- Mike Puckett,