I'm aware of the process and you are correct.Bala Verde said:Presidents don't "pass" or even sign budgets; Congress does, it passes a budget as a JOINT resolution; meaning no agreement between House and Senate = No budget. The last 'budget' is actually contained in a provision in the budget control act of 2011 (law/not resolution/passed by house and senate/signed by president) which also covers 2012 (and maybe 2013?; Sequester... etc)
Every President 'dutifully' submits his budget every year, so he "has" a budget; your so called wishlist, which generally gets ignored by Congress. The budget is set by Congress as a whole through approps and committees with jurisdiction over government programs (following the "farm bill" process?).
[power of the purse; basic function of Congress, checks and balances, you know the thing [Burkean] conservatives are so proud of because it's such an old, traditional institution that contains so much wisdom]
You could also argue the President doesn't "have" a budget because of the impasse in the House/Senate.
Look 1 Trillion pages back or so to find the explanation on how the US budget process works.
Interesting how little support BO's budgets get from a D controlled Senate. Even more interesting that BO does not demand that the Senate take their requirement seriously. Even more interesting is the left could not care less and point to "specifics" in BO's campaign rhetoric as if he or Harry Reid have any intention of passing any part of it, except the class warfare part.
What do you think the chances of sequester actually are? Anything above zero?
Funny how past Presidents have somehow been able to work with congress to pass budgets. Even funnier is how little support this President's budget garbage receives from his own party. Funnier still are those believe that, if re-elected, things will be any different.
That's more or less the point I was attempting to make.