Federal Budget Question

semipenguin

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Oct 11, 2008
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Can anyone tell me why the government shutdown & why last years budget doesn't just rollover into the next year if a new one hasn't been agreed upon? :scatch:
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream
Oct 11, 2008
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The house and senate and president must agree on a budget each year. If they don't they cannot fund the government so it shuts down.
 

Casual Fan

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Oct 14, 2008
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There hasn't been a federal budget for a year. We've had a series of continuing resolutions since then, which all sought to avoid the current shutdown.