Robert Hurt, Translated

Rep. Robert Hurt statement on the budget (his website)

I will show what Hurt wrote in his release today, then, in bold italics, I will provide my translation of what he said. Of course, all opinions are mine.

roberthurtThe Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 requires that the President submit a budget to Congress no later than the first Monday in February each year. However, for the fourth time in five years, President Obama has failed to meet this deadline, demonstrating a continued lack of seriousness in addressing our crippling debt and deficits.

Kind of like when my colleagues in the House played along while George W. Bush spent $4t on items never carried on the books. Oh, and I am only serious about a bill when published by my Republican friends. See Goodlatte, Bob.

At a time when we are over $16 trillion in debt and borrowing 45 cents on the dollar, all Americans are counting on those in Washington to make the tough, but necessary choices to get our economy back on track. The House is committed to offering yet another budget blueprint – and we will ensure that it balances in the 10 years – but it is critical that the President and members of the Senate join with the House and lay out their ideas so we can move forward.

C’mon Senate, be as crazy as us over in the House GOP. At a time when we are in this situation due to my parties’ reckless governing, the people are tired of the leadership now being seen in order for us to dig out. Oh, who am I kidding. It sucks.

Because of House-passed legislation, the Senate must pass a budget for the first time in four years or go without pay. And this week, we will pass the Require a PLAN Act that requires the President to submit to Congress his plan for balancing our budget within the next 10 years.

Just as we “repealed” the ACA 32 times, look forward to more insanity! The President is a bad man and makes us look bad. I think we should pass a law that goes nowhere that says the President is a poopyhead.

Though the President missed his deadline today, it is our hope that he will take this opportunity to offer to the 5th District and Americans across this country his plan to do just that.

If we knew how, we would legislate, since that’s our jobs.

Talk to you next time!