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Obama Inks Budget To Fund Government Until March

December 24, 2010 by  

Obama inks budget to fund government until MarchPresident Barack Obama has signed a stopgap budget bill that will keep the Federal government funded into March.

Obama signed the legislation on Dec. 22, a day after the measure was approved by the House and Senate. The $250 billion budget was passed just in time to beat another deadline that threatened to shut down the government. Lawmakers were forced to agree to a series of short-term funding measures the past several months because Congress failed to enact any of the 12 annual spending bills during the previous fiscal year (FY).

The bill includes funding that is in line with spending levels from FY 2010, which ended on Sept. 30. The budget contains $160 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it excludes thousands of earmarks that were proposed by lawmakers.

Republicans will have majority in the House when the next budget has to be decided by March 4. According to The Wall Street Journal, the GOP would like to roll back Federal spending to 2008 levels, which could produce savings of $100 billion. However, Democrats will still control the Senate and Obama has the authority to veto any piece of legislation.

Although Republicans have yet to specify which programs will be cut in the coming year, domestic spending requests and funds to implement Obama's healthcare reform are likely targets.

“All options are on the table,” Representative Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) told Politico.com.

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  • J.M.R.

    i heard where the dick-tater shut down an area of woods where logging was going to start [by the way BUSH opened it]so how many jobs will be gone with this bright move.

    • Sue

      Also, is the moratorium on drilling off the coast of Louisiana sill on?

      • Dale on the left coast

        Evidently several of the gulf rigs have gone to Brazil to drill for Petrobras . . . interestingly a frequent visitor to the WH, Soros, owns much stock in Petrobras . . . I’m not sayin . . .

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Dale,
          go ahead and say it!! He has been a frequent visitor to the W. H. this past two years!!! somebody needs to lock soreass up for about 50 years, we might get along a little better!!!

          • 45caliber

            I like your name for him. I haven’t thought about it before but it is about the same, isn’t it? And it certainly describes him!

    • Jukebox

      Obama says, “JOBS BE DAMNED”. I have more important constituencies to cater to, other than those 99ers, like the gays, hispanics, unions, foreign governments, etc.

    • JC

      “Government is the only institution that can take a valuable commodity like paper, slap ink on it, and make it totally worthless.”

      Ludwig VonMises

      Fire up the printing presses!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        JC,
        i got good news and bad news! The good news is the IRS has agreed to have a heart this year! The bad news is they expect it by April 15!!!

        • JC

          Too funny Joe.
          The heart they expect to have is YOURS and they’re going to remove it with a spoon! These people have no souls and no conscience whatsoever.
          They are paid commissions and are motivated solely by their own greed.
          They don’t care how many families they ruin…they have a license to extort and they use it…

      • 45caliber

        I like that one! I’ll have to remember it! LOL

        • http://?? Joe H.

          45caliber,
          Hope you and all the rest of the GOOD people here had a good Christmas!!

    • Al Sieber

      J.M.R., they’re getting ready to shut down millions of more acres of our land out west, we can beat them though. they’re shutting down land Bush opened up. Merry Christmas to you.

  • Jukebox

    I hope Obama hasn’t rubbed too many blisters on those soft, dainty little hands from signing all of those “LAME DUCK” bills. I don’t believe he could survive a really hard, physical day of work, without taking a week of vacation.

    • 45caliber

      He’d have to take the vacation before and after having to work a single day – and then he’d probably try to put the work off onto someone else.

  • LiarsMustBeDefeated

    Have we experienced any improved transparency? It was one of the things I hoped we would see more of. I did NOT vote for this regime.

  • http://elliesmiles@hotmail.com Stuck in NY

    Sadly those who voted for this regime are more impressed with rhetoric than they are with substance. The lack of leadership is of no consequence to uninformed liberals. They continue to mock conservatives with such venom that one has to wonder why. Me thinks the truth hurts and denial soothes their egos.

    • 45caliber

      Actually, I think they realize it is fluff too … but they don’t want to admit it about their “leader”. So they go the opposite way to ‘prove’ they still believe in him. After all, they DID vote for him and don’t want to admit that they made that bad a mistake.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        45caliber,
        O one
        B bad
        A ass
        M mistake
        A America!!!!
        There’s what he stands for!!!

    • JC

      You’re comment immediately reminds me of the open air forum that was held in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. First of all. no President had ever held a Nazi Germany style open air forum like that before, but one that was complete with chanting to show loyalty to the cause…Yes We Can – Yes We can…(Zeig Heil Zeig Heil)

      How much “thinking” can people like that actually be doing?

  • http://sanchezmanuel7@comcast.net Linda and rudy sanchez

    About Obama suprise 2011. We being bornagain christians do believe
    that this is true. We also believe that our Lord and SAVIOR WILL
    RAPTURE HIS CHILDREN UP BEFORE THIS HAPPENS. The antichrist will
    be revealed after the rapture of the church. AT THAT TIME NO ONE
    WILL BE ABLE TO BUY OR SELL WITHOUT THE MARK OF THE BEAST WHICH
    IS THE ANTICHRIST. We being born again christians believe this and
    when were raptured up we will be like the angels of God only. Only
    the unbelievers will have to stay and suffer for 7 years with the
    antichrist ruling.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Linda,
      Being a born again myself, I also know the Bible also tells us to beware the false prophet!!! The time of his comming will not be known before his time!!

  • Paul Revere

    Impeach the Treasonist Tyrant and we won’t have to keep any of his stinking Globalist agenda Bills!

    • Trav

      I want to reminnd all my brothers and sisters in Christ not to forget that no matter what we are aware of, our Lord does not (or has He ever)issued warnings to us unnecessarily. Let’s trust our faith – and remain careful not to accidently assume WE know how (or when)God will act. And we do know He WILL. May the Lord bless you and keep you until he does.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Amen Trav!

  • Dan az

    Alan Keyes on a constitutional amendment to limit borrowing and spending.

    We must take away the government’s credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts. That’s why a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, with barriers to both borrowing and spending, is the best way to secure budget discipline.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Did anyone see the editorial comic in todays paper? It showed a credit card with Uncle Sam as the card owner and the card is the China card! In the space where it usually says expiration date, it says indebted thru: Forever. The caption reads China, Happy to help!!
      This is so true. At the rate the government is going, China is gonna own this country! May God help us! We’re gonna need his help very much!

      • Dan az

        Joe thats some scary stuff but true, that’s the problem.Hows your chineese we may need a interpreter soon!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Dan az,
          I’m limited to about Ohio (actual Chinese word) and ME NO SPEAKY CHINEE!

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