Thursday, April 7th, 2011 11:17:39

The 2011 Budget Setup

By failing to pass a 2011 budget last fall while still in charge of the House, Senate and presidency, the Democratic Party set up the potential for the Democrats to blame the Republicans for what they did not do last year when they controlled all three entities.

How could this happen?

Who is responsible for the U.S. budget? The president? The Senate? The House of Representatives?

The president submits his “budget,” but it is only a recommendation, a suggestion or wish list of what the administration would like to see raised and spent.