29th March 2012
In Britain, the chief criterion to qualify as Prime Minister is being able to line up enough votes in Parliament to pass a budget that gives the government the required funds to operate. If you can’t do that — or at least look as if you can — you won’t be Prime Minister, period.
In America, we don’t have that problem. President Obama’s budget didn’t get a single vote in Congress — not even from his own supposed supporters. But nobody gives a damn.