The Hill reports that Speaker John Boehner and others met with President Obama today to discuss some of Obama’s expensive economic proposals as well as the Debt Ceiling Fiasco Part II. President Obama brought hoagies and his typical bad attitude. According to Speaker Boehner, Obama has no intention of cutting spending in return for another debt ceiling hike.
According to a readout of the meeting from the Speaker’s office, Boehner asked Obama if he was proposing that Congress increase the debt limit without corresponding spending cuts. The president replied, “Yes,” the Boehner aide said. At that point, Boehner told Obama, “As long as I’m around here, I’m not going to allow a debt-ceiling increase without doing something serious about the debt.”
Shortly after the meeting, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that the president warned the leadership that he would not allow a repeat of last August’s debt-ceiling “debacle,” which led to a downgrade in the U.S. credit rating. (Read More)
Whose fault was the debt-ceiling “debacle?” The Democrats refused to cut spending and kicked the can down the road. Now we’re down the road, and they still don’t want to cut spending. These people are insane!