As I read about the "rare" dinner and meeting President Obama had with
the Republicans, it almost reminded me of the days when the U.S. and Soviets
would sit down to talk. That is how out of touch this President has been with
the other government leaders. Bottom line for fixing the problem.
Each side is going to have to take a BIG hit with their political base.
Republicans will probably have to (once again) increase taxes, and this time
Obama will have to really make his liberal base mad at the spending cuts for
social programs. He will have to be willing to sacrafice his popularity and
accept it going down into the 40% area for this to work. The Republicans are
already unpopular so they've nothing to lose. Question is will Obama be
willing to have the same?
Hopefully this means this means that the President has found that listening to
just Nancy, Harry and Joe is counter productive.
This means that Obama's "big government is just what we need"
narrative is just being scoffed on the streets of America. We are upset that he
is cutting programs for maximum effect, ignoring the waste in government.His message that we don't have a spending problem has been rejected. So now he has to make nice to spread the blame. I hope the GOP continues with
its campaign that we DO have a spending problem and the sequester cuts are just
Boehner is now saying these dinners are nice and all, but there's no way
Republicans are ever going to agree to a compromise, so he's hopeful Obama
will agree to everything the Republicans want. Par for the course.
I thought Utah was going to have a bigger part to play with Senator Hatch as the
ranking R member of the finance committee. From the gust list printed in the
articlelooks like we were left off the list!
Wonderlove your final sentence because if anyone is "par for the course"
its Obama who has played more Golf in four years than IKE did in eight. Nero
allegeded fiddled while Rome burned Obama golfed while the US spent itslf into
The story is what we have here is the do nothing Repub's are doing
something, now will the do nothing demcrats step up or remain the do nothing
Shut er down.
Mr. Obama said the sequestration would result in a $30 mil loss to childhood
immunization programs. His budget cut $50 mil from childhood immunizations,
almost twice the sequestration, yet the president failed to mention that. The
president has long ago stopped expecting us to believe him.
The Republicans need to beware of the "wolf in sheep's clothing"
that came from Chicago and maybe the United States of America. He
has yelled the sky is fallings before the Obamacare act got passed to force
Senators and House members to vote against their constituents will and their own
good conscience. You don't vote for something and then read it. Every
member of that Congress who voted for the bill should have read it. They
didn't want to read it as it may be something they didn't want.
However, they listened to their House Leader who fearlessly said to pass it and
then read it. We have a President who uses this type of process all
the time. He needs to have learned from others that "The only thing to
fear, is fear, itself!" Maybe he has learned that the sky is not falling
completely and to get Senators and Representatives to act immediately.I'm glad that the Senators took part in a filibuster to exercise that
part of their rules to keep that process alive. Senators are elected for the
longest term for a reason. They have forgotten what that purpose actually is!