And you can't seem to grasp the difference between a budget, and expenditures. Sorry pal, you've been proven wrong already. You're just making yourself look more foolish by continuing to argue the point.
I saw that report, and it made me want to puke. All these people screaming about their rights, and they have no idea what they are.
BTW, you should watch The Simpsons. It's the best written comedy on TV, and really great satire. Like the time they did a spoof on kids TV programs such as Schoolhouse Rock. Tried to teach kids about the Constitution. The kids find a piece of paper on the steps of Congress, and ask it what it is. The paper starts singing to them:
I'm an amendment-to-be,
Yes an amendment-to-be,
And I'm hoping that they'll ratify me.
There's a lot of flag-burners,
Who have got too much freedom,
I want to make it legal
For policemen to beat'em.
'Cause there's limits to our liberties,
At least I hope and pray that there are,
'Cause those liberal freaks go too far.
Kid: But why can't we just make a law against flag-burning?
Amendment: Because that law would be unconstitutional.
But if we changed the Constitution...
Kid: Then we could make all sorts of crazy laws!
Amendment: Now you're catching on!
Kid: What if people say you're not good enough to be in the Constitution?
Then I'll crush all opposition to me,
And I'll make Ted Kennedy pay.
If he fights back, I'll say that he's gay.
Congressman: Good news, Amendment! They ratified ya! You're in the US Constitution!
Amendment: Oh yeah!
The only task exclusive to Congress - the House in particular - is raising taxes.
Budgets are submitted for approval, but if new taxes are needed to pay for them, the House must initiate the legislation.
http://cnie.org/NLE/CRSreports/legislative/leg-27.cfm Is the President responsible for federal spending? Certainly he--or perhaps sometime she--proposes a budget to the Congress. But according to Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution, "No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law." Ultimately, then, the executive branch cannot spend a dime that has not been voted on by the U.S. Congress.
That's right, which is why they have to APPROVE the budget. Not initiate it. It's funny how the most stupid are also the most stubborn about their lack of knowledge. Insecurity, I guess.
<<I recommend you go back and enroll in high school civics.>>
A poll was taken regarding simple civics things, like understanding the extent of the 1st Amendment.
And the pollsters discovered only 1 person in 1000 knew the five rights enumerated in the 1st Amendment.
The poll also showed that 75% of those people knew every member of the Simpson Family. I only know Homer, and that's because I've heard of him - but I've never seen him or his family and friends.
I wonder what it means?
Bowers, you're full of bull
Typically any car loan requires you to carry full-coverage insurance, including collision, comprehensive, etc., in addition to regular liability coverage. That way the bank or finance company has protection over its security.
And if you had a guaranteed 25% return on your investment, every year, you'd be rich, instead of the wanna-be financier warrier bull