published Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Tweets of the Week

U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn.

(@RepDianeBlack)

How do I know that Pres. Obama does not take trillion dollar deficits seriously? His budget is late (again) — 4th time in 5 yrs.

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala.

(@Robert_Aderholt)

Today’s the statutory deadline for the WH to submit next year’s budget to Congress. Another year, another budget deadline missed.

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga.

(@RepTomGraves)

The disappointing jobs report reflects Washington’s priority of empowering itself.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

(@GovernorDeal)

[I support the] proposal to lower the required GPA for the HOPE Grant back to its original level of 2.0.

Tennessee State Rep. Bo Watson, R-Hixson

(@SenBoWatson)

Making TN govt smaller-TN has gone from 49,835 employees in 2008 to 44,185 in 2013 and proposed 43,886 in 2014.

Tennessee State Rep. Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville

(@CSexton25)

The growth of Tennessee’s craft-brewers has been limited by TN having America’s highest tax rate.

Georgia State Senate Press Office

(@GASenatePress)

Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein: Less than a yr since HB1176 [criminal justice reform], GA’s prison population is leveling, saving taxpayers millions.

Tweets of the Week is compilation of recent Twitter posts from area newsmakers, political organizations and thought leaders.

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Plato said...

Not surprisingly both Aderholt,and Black are demagoguing the budget issues.

First the President doesn't send a budget to Congress, Congress sends a budget to the President. The President DOES send a budget request to Congress as he has done every year and will do this year for FY 2014. The issue this year is sequestration. Since it will not be known until the first of March if the mandatory budget cuts will be enacted or if Congress will negotiate an alternate measure,it is impossible for the President to know what to include, and not include in his budget request until after March 1, 2013.

This is just another example of Tea Party types trying to sling mud against the wall to see what sticks. Fortunately in the information age, that tactic does not work nearly as well as it once did.

February 16, 2013 at 5:14 p.m.
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