White House spokesman Jay Carney won’t say when they will release a budget, even after missing the deadline. Ironically, he made his comments while traveling to another taxpayer funded campaign event, this time in Minneapolis.
“I don’t have an update on the President’s budget,” Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One as the president travels to Minneapolis to discuss his gun control proposals when asked when Obama will submit his spending plan to Congress. The deadline for submitting his budget for fiscal year 2014 is Monday, February 4, 2013 under the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921.
Republicans have blasted Obama for missing the deadline — his third consecutive miss and the most of any president since the act was passed, according to data from the House Budget Committee.
Carney encouraged reporters to “focus on substance over deadlines,” saying Obama has proposed detailed plans for bringing down the nation’s deficits, and that unlike Republicans, what he “hasn’t done is submit a highly partisan budget that has no support among the American public.” (Read More)
Oh, does he mean a highly partisan budget with no support like the last one they proposed, which got zero votes in the Senate?