Three budgets this week you need to know about
This week, three important budgets are going to be in the public eye. Here’s a little bit on each one you need to be aware of:
First, the Senate is going to try and pass its own version of the Continuing Resolution for the rest of the 2013 Fiscal Year. It will set up yet another battle between the House and Senate – the House bill froze funding to non-defense agencies and denied some funding to Obamacare. The Senate bill includes the denial of that funding to Obamacare, but increases spending elsewhere.
Second, the Senate is finally doing a budget, to be released later this week, for 2014. While it’s likely to include tax increases and more spending than America could possibly afford, it will finally put the proponents of Big Government on record as supporting it, rather than simply allowing them to make potshots at those politicians who actually want to do what’s best for America
Finally, at 10 a.m. today, the House Budget Committee is releasing its budget for 2014. The budget is expected to have a repeal of Obamacare, balance in a decade, and – according to Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) – spend $5 trillion less in a decade than what is expected right now.
Naturally, all of these budgets are inferior to what Tea Party Patriots believes is best. Such is the way of Washington. But at long last, we are seeing the Senate try to do its legal budgetary duty, and the House is finally going to aim at balancing the budget in an somewhat believable time frame.