Delinquency is an oft misused word.
It’s meaning is simple: Failing in Duty or Obligation.
Thus, (to paraphrase Robert A. Heinlein) one of the most common phrases concerning delinquency, juvenile delinquent, is a contradiction in terms, as juveniles have no duties.
The President and the Congress do have duties, and they are shockingly delinquent in one of their most important duties: The Budget of the United States.
The 111th Congress introduced NO BUDGETS. The Senate in the 112th Congress has voted down or tabled every budget presented to it, and has offered no budget of its own.
The President’s budget failed to gain a single vote for approval in the Senate, and the President has offered no concrete proposals since.
The Public is beginning to notice, and does not care for what it sees:
Voters Give GOP 10-Point Edge Over Democrats on Economy
With lawmakers haggling over government debt and consumer confidence at a two-year low, voter confidence in Republicans to handle the economy is growing.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 45% trust Republicans more when it comes to handling economic issues, while 35% put more trust in Democrats. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The gap was the closest in years in May when the GOP held just a 46% to 42% lead on the economy, which voters have consistently regarded as the most important of 10 issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.
The public is awakening to the realization that Hope is not a plan, and that not all Change is for the better. The people are rewarding the delinquency of the democrats with a well earned lack of trust.