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NRCC Asks Self-Proclaimed “Small Business” Dems: How Often Was Your Budget Late?
Time For Sean Patrick Maloney To Tell Obama To Get His Budget In On Time
WASHINGTON – Liberals in Congress love to call themselves “small business owners.” Yet, they consistently promote policies that stifle small businesses and hurt job creation. Well, it’s time for them to finally be held accountable.
President Obama—yet again—is late submitting his budget to Congress. By law, it is supposed to be done today. However, the Obama Administration said it will be submitted “as soon as possible.” It’s not a surprise for a White House that has racked up $6 trillion in debt to be careless about a basic function of government. Therefore, the National Republican Congressional Committee is calling on Maloney and other liberal former “small business owners” to tell President Obama to submit his budget on time. When they “ran” businesses, they wouldn’t tolerate a late budget, why should our country?
“Sean Patrick Maloney likes to talk about his time as a ‘small business owner’, yet he is silent on President Obama’s failure to submit a budget on time,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “It’s time Maloney step up and tell President Obama to finally submit his budget. He wouldn’t tolerate a late budget for his ‘small business,’ he shouldn’t tolerate one for our country.”
President Obama Recently Informed Congress That His Budget Submission Will Be Late. “Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients told Ryan in a letter delivered Friday that the budget will not be delivered by Feb. 4, as required by law. Zients blamed the delay on the late passage of the “fiscal cliff” deal, and wrote that the administration is ‘working diligently on our budget request.’” (Erik Wasson, “White House Tells Paul Ryan It Won’t Meet Budget Deadline, The Hill, 1/14/13)
· Obama Has Only Met The Legal Deadline To Submit A Budget Once. “Under the law, President Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down.” (Erik Wasson, “White House Tells Paul Ryan It Won’t Meet Budget Deadline, The Hill, 1/14/13)