The last time the Federal government passed a budget was April 29, 2009. To give perspective, the popular box office hits of the time were, Hannah Montana, The Movie, and Fast and Furious.
Technically speaking, this was not a traditional budget, as it was a complete reworking of the president’s submitted budget, which failed to garner a single vote from even his own party. In order to find the last “real” budget passed, one that was offered by the president and voted on intact (for the most part) by both houses of Congress, we have to travel back to 1997 under Bill Clinton. The FY2010 budget passed on April 29, 2009, was actually more of an omnibus spending bill, constructed by a dominate democrat Congress under the auspices of ‘saving us from the terrible calamity left by Bush’. Read the rest of this entry »