INFOGRAPHIC: BUDGETING WITH BAND-AIDS

This week has brought another round of budget negotiations. And with Congress’ inability to pass a long-term funding solution for fiscal year 2011, there have been many such weeks. Instead of funding the government through an annual budget, lawmakers have been constantly passing short-term continuing resolutions (CR). And as the current CR ends April 8, a partial government shutdown looms.

In the latest news, House Republicans are planning to kick the can down the road a bit more. They’re currently considering a CR to fund the Pentagon through the end of the year, but provide the rest of the federal government with funds for just another week. Congressional Democrats are opposing the measure.

In our new infographic, we’ve visualized Congress’ irresponsible history of budgeting with band-aids. Click the image below to view.

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