By Bob L.
How Obama can end the agony, one, by stepping forward and putting his BIG Money projects on the Table, this goes for all of them, they don’t want to cut programs that will hurt their buddies who will profit from all this, so who get cut, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE that they think are Retarded and can not think for them selves.
And don’t blame one PARTY, they are all guilty of not working together, no matter what the outcome they all say NO or VETO any proposal that they did not do them selves, so until we get people in there that forget about Party and think about this Country nothing will never get done in a reasonable length of time (this two-party or ten party system or what ever you call it is destroying this Country), all they are doing is stalling time, what is normally called JOB SECURITY (it seems to work for them), the more they can pass for them selves and the rich they will do until people get smart and throw them all our and say no more than TWO TERMS, don’t let them become termites there and destroy this Country from within.
Idiots never open their eyes to what is going on, but think that they know it all, that is what is wrong with this Country today, Idiots speak before they learn what is going on, get both sides of a story before you say whose fault it is, IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO, IT TAKES A MAN AND A WOMAN TO MAKE A MARRAGE, NOT SAME SEX, THAT IS WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT ACTS LIKE, ones with a mental problem, just like a comment I read about a single person not marries no kids thought they should get the same tax break that a family with kids gets.
Every one is blaming the Republicans for all this mess, where were the Democrats when they had control, they were spending all their time slamming the American people, and spending their way in to the biggest debt the U.S has seen, so now they want to put the blame on the Republicans, this is the problems with the Two Party Country, they will never work together, we need ONE PARTY the AMERICAN PARTY, OR the PEOPLES PARTY, You propose WE VOTE on every thing, that means wages, health care, and MONEY.
- Obama: US faces ‘crisis’ over debts (thesun.co.uk)
- Boehner’s two-step plan: Risky politics (capitolhillblue.com)
By ELIZABETH DREW
An obvious way out of the current impasse over the debt limit exists, if only President Barack Obama would see fit to take it.
This exit path would get the House Republican members, out of the corner they’ve painted themselves into by attaching a demand for large cuts in the budget without any revenue; would extract the Democrats out of the tangled web they have woven as they try to come up with a proposal that protects themselves and the entitlement programs; and would give the Obama a larger hand than even he seems to want in managing economic policy for the remainder of his presidency – however long that would be.
With the leaders of both chambers still noodling around in a search for what to add to the bill to raise the debt ceiling, with Obama having a long series of high-level meetings at the White House, with the public growing tired of the spectacle and worried about jobs, and the bond market getting antsy, the stock market poised to take a deep dive, foreign investors who prop up our debt having second thoughts and the president looking increasingly like a wuss there’s a simple step that Obama could – no, should – take.
Tonight, (though last night would have been good), he could stand at a podium in the East room — the Osama bin Laden podium would be good -– or speak from the Oval Office, (the press room wouldn’t provide enough gravamen to the business at hand); and he should demand that the Congress get a clean bill raising the debt limit to his desk by Thursday.
Moreover, he should state that he will veto any bill encumbered by amendments, and emphasize that if the Congress does not comply he will take the issue to the American people.
This would be no small threat. If I were a betting person I would hazard a very large sum that if the president stands up and says, “ENOUGH” — that he has tried and tried and tried to work out a compromise acceptable to the two major parties, but he hasn’t been able to and neither have they, that he is now demanding what he should have received in the first place, a bill unencumbered with Republican economic policy — he will be cheered throughout the land. Of course, a segment of Republicans would object. But that would just play into the president’s strategy of isolating the Republicans, of showing that they are far from the mainstream, are obstructionists and unreasonable.
The president’s sitting with the Republican and Democratic leaders day after day, even tolerating walk-outs by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the Majority Leader
Eric Cantor (R-Va.) had been a display of patience that has both admirable and also threatening to turn him into a schlub.
The president reportedly remarked to the House leaders, “Eisenhower wouldn’t have sat here like this.” That’s precisely the point. There comes a moment when his sitting there while the Republican leaders bicker and talk their talking points turns into an outright offense to the Office of the President. It’s up to Obama to set things right.
The president needs to get his dignity back. He’s appeared to let the Republicans lead him around by the nose. Once more, he’s let them set the terms of the debate. His comment in the press room Friday, “I’ve been left at the altar twice,” was pathetic and embarrassing. You wanted to avert your eyes.