And, so I wrote to Congressman Jon Lucas (Oklahoma):
Please consider the elements of national security when considering the ongoing arrogance and disrespect of the White House to the budget process, and to the overwhelming risk of the current national debt.
Please act for a balanced budget - one that spends less this year than is collected in revenue this year, one that makes a dent in the national debt this year.
I could only respect and applaud you and your fellow Congressmen if you passed an actual budget, one that takes the impact of an economy impaired by runaway government spending on the security of our nation, into account. Passing a real budget, even if (maybe especially!) over a Presidential veto, would send a strong signal for change, and possibly healing.