coondog wrote:A continuing resolution ... provides funding for existing federal programs at current or reduced levels.
Those who relentlessly carp over the lack of a 'budget' appear to know little or nothing about how government operates.
Now, do these continuing resolutions NOT include the monies for automatic spending increases? Base line budgeting? Oh you bet they do, as spending at the Federal level has INCREASED year over year without budgets being passed. That is the game. I understand the appeal for the Democrat mind. NO amount of spending seems to be TOO much. If there is no harm no foul, Obama would not have proposed a budget. No one would... Just exist with an endless continuing resolution. Year One, the Dems held the purse outright. They passed a budget and now, just sit back and play games. I understand that. Is it responsible? No. Is it fine by their constituents? Sure.