Tuesdays aren't fun days for a lot of people, but we have to thank endangered species ... uuummmm ... Congressman John Spratt for making it a little easier.
Speaking before a paltry 25 Democrats in Fort Mill yesterday (compared to 350 in Lancaster for Mick Mulvaney on Saturday), Spratt said that budgets weren't really that important, but that something needed to be done about spending:
We need something to keep spending in line," he said. "We need something that causes people to stop and say, 'Can we afford it?' We've got that in place.... Don't worry about the fact we don't have a budget."
As the Chair of the House Budget Committee, it would seem that Spratt might have a degree of responsibility for keeping spending in line. So if spending is out of control, then we would suggest he look in a mirror to identify the problem.
Pictured to the left of Spratt (a hard place to be) is one of the other major contributors.