Past performance is no guarantee of future results:

“You don’t go out to dinner and then eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. And if you do, you’re breaking the law.”

– Barack Obama, at his press conference today.

The White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress.

Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients told Ryan (R-Wis.) late Friday that the budget will not be delivered by Feb. 4, as required by law, a House aide said.

The Hill, today.

Flashback: “White House Forgets to Pay Father’s Day Lunch Tab,” ABC News reported in June of last year.

Related: “Byron York: Once a critic of deficits, Obama now goes for broke.” The law firm of Cloward and Piven could not be reached for comment.