And libertarians don't like any of your policies.
What policies do you think I represent?
Who signs off on the budget?
The 535 members of Congress who voted for or against the 12 appropriation bills that make up the budget before sending it to the president for his signatures. AFAIK, the House Republicans haven't written a single appropriation bill that was due at the end of the fiscal year two days ago. This is why the Congress voted on a Continuing Resolution to maintain government funding at existing levels and the president signed to keep the government open until mid-December. If blaming Obama makes you feel good, by all means blame Obama.
Silicon Valley prior to the dot com bust in 2001. Even today restaurant wages are 42% higher than the national average.
Depends on how the planets are aligned. The shortest distance between Earth and Mars happens every two years. Subsequently, the launch window for a direct flight to Mars is every two years. A flyby of Venus provides enough gravity assist to approach Mars from a different trajectory. The Russian Vega probes flew past Venus on their way to the Halley's Comet in 1986.
Backed up the system lately?