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      06-24-2013, 10:46 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by bbbbmw View Post
As I understand it, Congress does take the budget through various committees, etc., and tries to make it work. I don't think, however, that Congressional Dems were trying to play games with Republicans - both sides unanimously rejected Obama's budget, and have been fairly vocal about it. Instead, IMO, Obama built a budget he knew would fail, to create a crisis where he could spend/appropriate at will, without Congressional oversight. With the ensuing mess, he stated that social security and military pay are at risk (neither are - they aren't budget items), and whipped up public opinion against Congress to get what he wanted, and gain additional power. And so far, that's exactly what happened.
I meant Obama did it to play political games with Republicans. I didn't mean Congressional Dems were the ones playing the games.