The details of federal finances are intentionally disjointed and "complicated". I know the following details exist.
|A||Each federal budget will be a two-year budget, to be approved by Sept 30 of the first year of each Congressional term as
|B||Failure to approve a budget by its due date will force approval of the prior budget WITH mandatory 4% (minimum)
across-the-board reductions. |
OR ALL federal workers and officials have pay withheld until Congress passes a budget.
|C||To prevent Sovereign States from challenging federal funding requests… the states must be represented in Steps 1 and 2.|
|1||Congress determines what needs to be funded. All spending is discretionary - the prior distinction between "mandatory" and discretionary removed.|
|2||Congress estimates the funds needed to accomplish its plans|
|3||Congress asks the Sovereign States for the required funds. The Sovereign States to contribute according to decennial apportionment -
a balanced budget. |
In 2018, Texas’ apportionment is 36 parts of 435, approx. 8.28% of funds needed.
Step 3 abandons federal income taxes, abolishes the IRS, and asks the states to become federal tax collectors. [Repeal of Amendment XVI]