(House and Senate Budget Committee) chairmen announced that they won't bother to hold the customary hearing on the president's annual budget proposal — a proposal that Congress has required presidents to submit since 1921 — before coming up with its own, nonbinding budget resolution for fiscal 2017.
The message to the administration, in short: We don't want to work with you. But we're still going to cry foul if you don't work with us.
In case it wasn't clear enough, here's what House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) said about the decision not to hold a hearing:
"Nothing in the president's prior budgets — none of which have ever balanced — has shown that the Obama Administration has any real interest in actually solving our fiscal challenges or saving critical programs like Medicare and Social Security from insolvency. Rather than spend time on a proposal that, if anything like this Administration's previous budgets, will double down on the same failed policies that have led to the worst economic recovery in modern times, Congress should continue our work on building a budget that balances and that will foster a healthy economy."
Short version: Obama doesn't share our priorities (no, really?), so we're not going to give the administration the chance to talk about his.
I actually have a lot I wold like to say about this, but to be honest it really just comes down to three words, "Fuck the Republicans."
They have done this same crap since the night that President Obama was inaugurated, and clearly they have no intention of stopping until he is no longer in the White House.
And not even then really, because you know this is not going to end right?
I mean do you really think they are going to be any more willing to work with Bernie Sanders the "Socialist" or Hillary Clinton who they have spent two decades vilifying?
Oh hell no.
And literally the ONLY thing that could make it worse is if we allow a Republican into the Oval Office.
This is the world we live in now.