Seriously? Did he really cave that far to the right ...? A balanced plan was the fiscally conservative plan .... yet there he went caving to the GOP for unfunded wars from the Bush admin, tax cuts for the wealthiest citizens and legislation written for big Pharma, the oil industry subsides to name a few.President Obama asked Americans tonight to pressure congressional Republicans to accept a "balanced plan" to reduce the federal debt through taxes as well as budget cuts in order to stave off a government default that will kill jobs and slow the economy.
In some respects ... he has resolute intelligence and he always starts out close to perfect ... think original HCR with public option to allow real competition.
Again, a balanced debt plan in the debt ceiling deal ... and was exactly right on.
He always reaches so far across the aisle he undermines logic and math to appease the dim.