1,350. That's how many days it's been since Harry Reid submitted a budget.
More than three years without a budget.
No spread. No sheet.
Never mind the law requires Congress to pass a budget every year, only the House has felt compelled to honor that silly notion each year.
Yet it's the House that plays games, not the Senate that plays with the Constitution -- whose Democratic majority has calculated by doing nothing and raising spending, you've in effect, raised a budgetary baseline, from which there's no returning.
Leaving aside the hypocrisy of someone overseeing that dereliction of duty to call the other side doodie-heads, think about this: If you can't submit a plan for what we're spending, how can you possibly submit a plan for what we should be cutting?
The problem with Washington today isn't that it won't face a problem, it's that it doesn't even see a problem. The president reportedly telling John Boehner that this country doesn't have a spending problem. Nancy Pelosi using the 14th Amendment to dodge the whole debt ceiling mess by letting the president just raise that debt ceiling on his own.
And in an act that's would do no less than Doctor Evil proud, talk of a trillion dollar coin at the Federal Reserve as a standby in case we go to the brink.
It's amazing the hoops through which we go to avoid the obvious we should do. Not creatively finding ways around addressing our spending ills, but tackling our spending ills.
What ails us, my friends, isn't a lack of resolve among the American people, but no resolve at all among its leaders.