House Speaker John Boehner (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)"With congressional approval below 10 percent in some polls, any chance Congress can do its job can only help."
"Serial fiscal crises over debt ceiling and shutdowns are killing business investment. If Congress shows it will act responsibly on fiscal matters, that will help the economy."
"Agency heads cannot operate without definitive budgets."
"Republicans assume that Senate control will shift to them next year. Passing approps bills would clear the deck for a new agenda."
"Still doesn't matter."
"Our national government is developing the fiscal system of a Third World country. At some point we need to recover the discipline of annual budgets, appropriations, and, eventually, a responsible plan for reining in entitlement-driven debt."
"Obvious — the nation needs a budget, and a working government. Put Obama and Reid on the spot."
"Given the state of affairs we're in it could not possibly hurt the country to actually be governed."
"How can the country not benefit from Congress doing its job?"
"Regular budget making would be a plus. But it would also mean that overspending and entitlements were not being confronted, which would be a minus. On balance, the nation needs the confrontations until the long-term issues are resolved."
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