Thursday, October 1, 2020

Happy New Year (FY21)


The new U.S. government fiscal year has begun. That is cause for celebration because the year actually began instead of sporting a government shutdown. I am appalled that the Congress waits until just before the deadline to enact legislation to keep the government running. According to news reports, 

Trump signs bipartisan legislation to avoid government shutdown through election - USA Today

And so FY21 begins much the same as many other new fiscal years have begun, under a Continuing Resolution. Continuing Resolutions are evidence that the Congress has failed to do its job and pass a budget to fully fund the government. This continuing resolution keep the government limping along until December 11th. 

Failing to enact a budget is a bipartisan problem. It is probably one of the few things this Congress does (or fails at) from a bipartisan manner. Sadly, this is an annual event. The calendar turns at the same speed and the dates to have the budget completed are fixed in law.

With the election coming, we need to remind our elected representatives of their responsibilities--and I mean on both sides of the aisle!

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL 

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