My fellow Americans, 8% or $85 billion is arbitrarily cut because the Congress you elected in 2012. It’s not everyone else’s Senator/Congressman. It’s yours. They spent 2012 running for office and not working on the budget.
Also, the President lied when he said this idea was the brainchild was the GOP (bit.ly/YBbbPc). When Bob Woodward, one of the two Watergate reporters and famed investigative reporter, called out the White House, he was threatened by the White House economic adviser Gene Sperling. (Editorial on the threat bit.ly/YBbbPc)
While there are things about President Obama I admire, this blatant blame shifting on the source is horrible. It is time for great leadership. It is time to move beyond the discretionary budget. It is time for sensible tax reform. There’s been a handful of times in American history that Congress and the President have a time to etch themselves forever. They created a giant hole to dig out from. Are they all up for it?