All over the internet, I see Republicans angrily demanding Reid present a budget, and it puzzled me why he didn't.
It turns out: it's already been done.
Remember, a budget is not a binding document; it's just a blueprint for spending. The president does not sign it and it is not a federal law. It's just a memo describing how spendings will go, subject to actual appropriations bills.
And guess what! for 2012, the debt-limit agreement in August directs spending for 2012!
Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has already asked the heads of the subcommittees to write their appropriations bills for fiscal 2013.