Right. Republicans are the problem. According to the President, Republicans should be ashamed for demanding negotiations and compromises. Now, at least they have a reason for not passing a budget, Mr. President. I assume Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats went 4 years and roughly $6 trillion without passing a budget simply for the fun of it.
The Speech was mostly a recycled batch of his campaign’s mail-out literature. Throughout the speech, Obama seemed unable to contain his disdain for the GOP’s audacious willingness to negotiate an increase in the Debt Limit; as opposed to simply rubber stamping the Democrat’s proposals. In addition to having a failed grasp of debt obligations, he seems to deeply misunderstand the role of the minority party.
The President has shown a repeated and obvious disdain for having to negotiate with his political opposition. The simple fact that the White House has said they refuse to negotiate on the Debt Limit is indicative of their amateurish expectations. Every President in recent memory, from FDR to George W, has had to negotiate, compromise and sometimes cave to their political opponents. And yet, for some reason, this Administration believes they are entitled to give out non-negotiable ultimatums to their political opponents.
The simple fact is, Mr. President, an increase in the National Debt Limit will result in more debt. That Debt will be taken on to pay future bills incurred through the unsustainable spending habits of today. And, Mr. President, the opposition party – in case you haven't been keeping up – is supposed to make life difficult for the majority. It turns out that was a major design element to the concept of representative government.
One almost would have expected a former Constitutional Lecturer to know that.
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