The fact that CONGRESS has not been approving annual budgets but only piecemeal micromanaging is why nothing is working the way it should. The president submits a budget to congress . If congress disagrees, then they can pass a budget by a 2/3 vote which can become law without the president's signature. A person or a government cannot sensibly plan financially for the future without a budget. With no budget, you live hand to mouth going from one monthly crisis to another an another and arguing about whose fault it is..
<quoted text>In previous administrations there was an actual budget in place and the monies were allotted to that specific program, bill, etc. I would assume that whomever had the oversight on a particular program, bill, etc, was in charge of distributing the money....but we all know what assuming does!
Were former administrations guilty of "cooking the books?" Yes, ALL politicians are crooks regardless of party affiliation.....but most Americans are willing to overlook their party's shortcomings as long as it's them that's benefiting!