Obama Endorses Deficit Task Force… No One Else Does
Yes, it did. You added over a trillion to it in two Democrat bills. You have some F***ing arrogance to forget that little fact.
He knows perfectly well that the Republicans will suggest cutting special interest hand outs and Dems will suggest spending more money on some stupid, doomed plan. Then, he will blame Republicans for obstructing.
Here is an idea, Republicans. Go for it. Agree to join this group IF and ONLY IF they will televise every second of it. Show what actually happens.
That will end the idea instantly. The last thing Dems want is for someone to actually see what they are trying to pull.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Saturday endorsed a bipartisan plan to name a special task force charged with coming up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit, though the idea has lots of opposition from both his allies and rivals on Capitol Hill.
The bipartisan 18-member panel backed by Obama would study the issue for much of the year and, if 14 members agree, report a deficit reduction blueprint after the November elections that would be voted on before the new Congress convenes next year. The 14 would have to include at least half of the panel’s Republicans — a big obstacle.
"These deficits did not happen overnight, and they won’t be solved overnight," Obama said in a statement. "The only way to solve our long-term fiscal challenge is to solve it together — Democrats and Republicans."