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Kids, it was the spring of 2014, and the budget process could be perfectly explained in 7 simple How I Met Your Mother GIFs.

1. Have House Republicans proposed a budget?

2. Have Senate Democrats proposed a budget?

3.  We've tried to knock some sense into Senate Democrats.

4. We've tried to make them see the error of their ways.

5.  After all, budgets can be complicated things...but they don't have to be.

6.  So here's a high five for a plan that balances the budget and gets America working again.

7. And here's to all the people who work hard and do the right thing  you're a major part of what this budget is all about.