SlowFlowPro Stanford Fan Simple Solutions to Complex Probs Member since Jan 2004 307901 posts
re: Did Obama speek too soon re: debt ceiling agreement?(Posted by SlowFlowPro on 12/31/12 at 1:37 pm to LSUconvert)
now that i think about it, he's playing both sides
if a deal gets done, Obama/Biden forced the sides to come to an agreement
if a deal doesn't get done, Obama can proclaim that the GOP isn't serious about "common sense solutions" or something and that they "backed out due to political ideology while ignoring the American people"
tigerskin LSU Fan Member since Nov 2004 11675 posts
re: Did Obama speek too soon re: debt ceiling agreement?(Posted by tigerskin on 12/31/12 at 1:43 pm to SlowFlowPro)
I really think they tentatively have agreed to the tax deal. He wants to take credit for that. And he wants to blame everybody else for not putting together an agreeable package for "spending cuts." Hopefully though it backfires and the repubs push the no deal button.
re: Did Obama speek too soon re: debt ceiling agreement?(Posted by cjd31 on 12/31/12 at 1:59 pm to tigerskin)
I think LSUt81 is right. I have been extremely dissapointed in the repubs and their propensity to give in when the going gets a little rough. We elect these people to govern by their conscience not campaign for 6 or 2 years to keep their jobs. Even more reason to have term limits to get rid of the go along to get along attitude. People need to call these elected officials on this and vote accordingly.