the President wants to put Republicans in a Hobsons' choice - either take massive tax hikes on top of the ones already scheduled, or give him an economic narrative to blame them for his own mismanagement. no thanks.
Republicans at this point should pass their own debt-ceiling bill through the House. Pair it with cuts that they deem appropriate, and send it on up. If Democrats want to kill it, be it on them.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
It seems clear that a new President is required. BHO has obviously failed in every category we can name. The idea that he has enjoyed any measure of success brings a smile to even his most rabid followers familiar with Presidential responsibilities.
Still, the racism, sexism and the shouting debates over non-issues will become even more heated as the campaigns heighten. Political theater at its best and worst, and most enjoyed from afar.
Obama walks out of tense US debt meeting - aide | Reuters
the president walks out of the meeting today.
i can't say that i blame him. both sides will have to compromise to get this done.
Most GOP Voters See Need for Revenue Increases
A new Gallup Poll finds that just 26% of GOP voters think a deal to lift the debt ceiling should consist entirely of spending cuts.
The vast majority of Republicans believe that at least some tax revenue increases are necessary, which is contrary to the current position of the Republican congressional leadership.