Because apparently math is hard.
The White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress.
Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients told Ryan (R-Wis.) late Friday that the budget will not be delivered by Feb. 4, as required by law, a House aide said.
Barack Obama’s managed to do it on time precisely once (2010), which will in fact tell you everything that you need to know about how seriously the executive branch takes its duties*. Although, to be fair, the timing on this is not-helpful to the President, seeing as he (eventually) got around to yelling at Congressional Republicans today for not getting down to business (via Hot Air). That Obama’s doing that to the one group in DC that actually has is of course yet another example of why irony should been deemed protected by the Endangered Species Act since, I don’t know, 01/20/2009.
I know. It’s annoying to see incompetent buffoons get away with being that. But you have to take the long view, sometimes.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*You can also tell partially by the way that people will pop out of the woodwork to assure the American people that of course it’s completely unreasonable to expect President Barack Obama to meet an external deadline. And if you’re imagining a racial subtext emanating from some of those people… well. You know how some progressives are: still prostrate before the awful twin sanguinary idols of Wilson and Sanger.
And may God have mercy on their souls for it.