While President Obama is busy turning over and over in his mind whether he should have picked OSU and Florida for his Final Four, the U.S. Senate is threatening to slash pay for his staff until a budget is submitted.
The Politico reported on a bill submitted by Senator Cornyn of Texas:
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) doesn’t want some White House staffers to get paid if an administrative budget isn’t turned over to Congress in time.
He introduced a bill Wednesday that would withhold pay for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and any other Senate-confirmed OMB employees for every day the White House budget is late.
The president’s budget was due to be submitted on February 4th. The president might as well have turned in his ridiculous budget from last year, which got exactly zero votes from either party in the House or Senate.
A budget hasn’t been passed by the Democrat-controlled Congress since 2009, despite a budget being required by law. Since the GOP has submitted multiple budgets, the Democrats are engaging in obstructionist behavior, while showing contempt for the law.