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Subject:  Re: Wait! ... You mean??? Date:  3/3/2013  11:48 AM
Author:  richieds Number:  1863168 of 1950877

"Are you really that naïve on how government passes budgets??"


Do you understand that passing a budget and having that budget take effect are two different things?

While the House opted for grand gestures (due to their different procedures) that allowed it to pretend they had passed a budget, the senate chose not to go for empty gestures which would never have the slightest chance of becoming law.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/02/parliame...

A lot more complicated than you thought, huh? Politics is like that. Welcome to the real world.
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