President Obama called on republicans in congress to start compromising on the sequester, among other things. Who did he tell this to? The nation’s governors. He even had the nerve to say “We’ve got some governing to do.” What a joke coming from the guy who spends his time playing golf and traveling around the country giving speeches.
President Obama urged compromise Monday as he pushed congressional Republicans to reach an agreement to avoid big spending cuts due to take effect at the end of the week.
“There are always going to be some areas where we have genuine disagreement … but there are more areas where we can do a lot more cooperating than we have seen in the past couple years,” Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House.
“At some point, we’ve got to do some governing. And, certainly, we can’t keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis.”
He’s the one who manufactures all of these crises! Of course, he’s had help from the democrats in the senate who refuse to pass a budget. Just look at what else is coming up besides the sequester – the possibility of the government shutting down. Why, because there is no budget.
Attention is beginning to shift from Friday, when the broad cuts known as the sequester kick in, to the next budget deadline: Congress must pass a so-called continuing resolution by the end of March to keep funding government operations.
Senior aides to House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) have begun discussing a bill being prepared by House Republicans to fund government operations through September. Republicans want the bill to extend operating funds at the lower levels set to kick in Friday and to give more flexibility to the Pentagon to manage its cuts.
The current funding bill expires March 27, and without an extension or replacement, a partial government shutdown would ensue.
A White House official said the administration wouldn’t go along with such a plan to extend the lower spending levels. And Democrats are insisting that the House GOP bill also give new latitude to domestic agencies as well as the Pentagon.
But an aide to Senate Democratic leaders said such a measure might be politically difficult for the lawmakers to oppose, lest they bear the blame for shutting down the government.
This is getting so annoying.
Good grief. Talk about annoying. After he was finished speaking he ordered the press to be removed so he could take questions.