November 28, 2012
ED MORRISSEY: If Congress Can’t Cut A Fiscal Deal, Game Over. “The core of this standoff is the budgetary process in Congress, which has run off the rails for more than three years. Despite the requirements of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 that both chambers produce a budget resolution each year, the Senate under Democratic control has refused to do so since 2009. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has opted to litigate budget conflicts through high-profile standoffs and crises, rather than through the normal process of budget adoption and conference committees.”
The Budget Act should be amended to eliminate Congressional pay whenever there is no budget. Pushing this would be good for the GOP. I’m mystified why they haven’t done it. Pass it out of the House and send it to the Senate. Hilarity will ensue.