The left-wing media has done a marvelous job portraying the Republicans as the party of “No” and attempting to polish the tin suit of their favorite politician, Barack Obama! The Obama Administration and his acolytes have chided the GOP for not having presented a plan (which is political-speak for, “I don’t like it”)! Let’s take a step back and look at some facts regarding the process attempting to get our gigantic national debt and deficit spending under control.
In January, the Obama appointed National Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, a bipartisan committee, issued a report calling for “entitlement reform,” reduced federal spending, etc.; and the commission offered a list of recommendations including tax reform. Obama dismissed the Commission report because it went too far! (Political-speak for the progressive left doesn’t like it!)
Next, Paul Ryan’s House Budget Committee issued a report detailing a roadmap for dealing with the deficit and national debt. The Democrats responded with vicious and dishonest TV ads vilifying the plan as an effort to throw Grannie off the cliff!
Next, the “Gang of 6” Senators attempted to come to an agreement to present to the Congress. Those proceedings failed as Sen. Coburn walked away then the Dems demanded tax increases for individuals and businesses earning over $250k per year.
As the clock ticked towards the last-minute, in political terms, the House passed the Cut, Cap, & Balance bill that would have given Obama his tax increases and long-term cuts. Where did it go? Obama’s ally, Sen. Harry Reid, used procedural measures to keep the bill from being discussed. If the bill had gotten a real hearing in the Senate, perhaps, some amendments would have been added allowing the Senate to approve the legislation. But, no….Obama didn’t like it, so it got shelved!
Finally, as recently as last week, Boehner and Obama had a gentleman’s agreement for a $4T cut with “revenue enhancements” (more taxes) of $800B. The plan was roughly what the “Gang of 6” had settled upon. The next day, Obama took the “deal” to his caucus and then reneged on the agreement, blaming Boehner for being stubborn. No wonder Boehner walked away…..and wouldn’t return Obama’s call! Obama played the old switcheroo!
Now, as we all wait, impatiently, for some sign that the debt ceiling will be raised, the parties continue to play political games. Obama blames the GOP! The GOP blames the Administration! The Tea Party blames the Left! And, the Right blames the Left!
The point being that the Obama administration has offered NOTHING as a plan to solve the debt problem of America! He is the POTUS of “NO!” He has been, and continues to be an embarrassment! An inept, inexperienced ideologue!!
God helps us all!!!