Once again, federal spending is reaching its debt limit. I suspect, as last year, President Obama will again threaten all of our grandmothers by withholding grandma’s Social Security check, until the debt limit is increased again. Last August, I protested outside the Nicholas County Courthouse against Obama’s threat to withhold grandma’s Social Security check.
We have 100 senators in the U.S. Senate who are the most powerful 100 in the world. These senators refuse to put forth a federal budget and take control of the incredible rising federal deficit.
This runaway federal spending is once again approaching the national debt limit. It is time for the citizens of West Virginia to show these 100, or should I say West Virginia’s two senators, just who the boss is and where the power lies. I, therefore, propose the following resolution: We, the undersigned, petition Governor Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia to call West Virginia’s two United States Senators John D. Rockefeller IV and Joe Manchin to an assembly of the West Virginia State Legislature and West Virginia State Supreme Court to explain their failure to pass a budget for the United States Government.
They have not passed legislation for a budget, of any type, since 2008. They instead, have passed a “Continuing Resolution” of the 2008 budget. This Continuing Resolution, unfortunately, has built in budget increases for all United States Bureaucracies, which are covered under the current 2008 budget. These built in increases of monies, in the current 2008 budget have resulted in, with other issues, the current runaway deficit. The lack of action by these two United States Senators, has resulted in an escalation of the current United States Government deficit.
The people of West Virginia want and need to know why John D. Rockefeller IV and Joe Manchin are not doing their Constitutional duty to the citizens of West Virginia and the citizens of the United States of America, by not passing a budget for the United States of America.
Duane Borchers Sr.