It's been over three years since Congress has passed a budget. The obstacle to getting a budget enacted: the U.S. Senate. Both President Obama and the House of Representatives have met their obligations, issuing budget proposals each year, while the Senate sits on its hands.
Let’s say you’re in the market for a new car. You head to the dealership, where you sit down with a salesman to negotiate what you want and how much it will cost. But arriving at an agreement you thought was satisfactory to both parties, the salesman immediately starts trying to renegotiate the terms of the sale to the dealer’s advantage.
Ohio recently saw a surge of tourism dollars spent during 2011. Up 6.5 percent from the previous year, the state saw $40.3 billion spent by tourists. Interestingly though, the state believes most of the dollars comes from those who are not traveling as far or as long due to recent economic conditions.