Debating A Liberal Is Like Beating Your Head Against The Wall Because It Feels So Good When You Stop!
federal budget requires only a majority vote to pass, and its
consideration is one of the few actions that cannot be filibustered in
By Dell Hill
not sure how I got into the middle of a very heated political debate,
but I did...and - as usual - there’s just no convincing Liberals that
they don’t know diddly-squat about the federal political process -
especially as it relates to federal budgets and the process that is
supposed to be followed.
Liberal participant declared, “I don’t care if you do win the Senate
next year, we’re (Democrats) going to filibuster every f...ing budget
you put on the floor of the Senate!....and you won’t win 60 seats
anyway, so it will never pass”.
politely as possible (and it’s not easy when you dealing with people
who have never spent a minute in Civics classes), I said, “Sorry...but
budgets are not subject to any Senate filibuster and it only takes a
simple majority of 51 votes (or just 50 if the Vice President is from
your party and votes to break the tie).
that went over like a lead balloon. And after being told by several
Liberals that I didn’t know what I was talking about and “..you’re
making all this up”, I decided to set the record straight. I also
invited them to this blog to read it and weep.
or before the first Monday in February, the President submits to
Congress a detailed budget request for the coming federal fiscal year,
which begins on October 1. (In years where there is a change in
administration, the budget is submitted later.) This budget request,
developed by the President's Office of Management and Budget (OMB),
plays three important roles. First, it tells Congress what the
President recommends for overall federal fiscal policy, as established
by three main components: (1) how much money the federal government
should spend on public purposes; (2) how much it should take in as tax
revenues; and (3) how much of a deficit (or surplus) the federal
government should run, which is simply the difference between (1) and
(2). In most years, federal spending exceeds tax revenues and the
resulting deficit is financed through borrowing.”
receiving the President's budget request, Congress generally holds
hearings to question Administration officials about their requests and
then develops its own budget resolution. This work is done by the House
and Senate Budget Committees, whose primary function is to draft and
enforce the budget resolution. Once the committees are done, their
budget resolutions go to the House and Senate floors, where they can be
amended (by a majority vote). A House-Senate conference then resolves
any differences, and a conference report is passed by both houses.
budget resolution is a "concurrent" congressional resolution, not an
ordinary bill, and therefore does not go to the President for his
signature or veto. It
also requires only a majority vote to pass, and its consideration is
one of the few actions that cannot be filibustered in the Senate.” (Emphasis Added)
There’s my answer, boys.
But don’t take my word for it. Contact your Senator’s office and ask him/her.