After a tense 50-minute meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Saturday, President Obama blasted lawmakers for "reckless political games" and reasserted his refusal to sign a temporary measure to raise the debt ceiling.
In a statement from White House press secretary Jay Carney, the White House said that Obama refused again to sign a shot-term deal, saying it "would be irresponsible to put our country at risk again in just a few short months with another battle over raising the debt ceiling."
"Congress should refrain from playing reckless political games with our economy," Carney said. "Instead, it should be responsible and do its job, avoiding default and cutting the deficit."
Hysterical: the most profligate, reckless spender in world history is calling the Republicans "reckless" for passing the most responsible piece of legislation in recent memory.
The Republicans passed a plan that avoids a downgrade by the rating agencies while raising the debt ceiling. The Republicans have passed the 2012 Ryan budget that saves the dying entitlement programs.
In fact, two-thirds of the American people favor a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
And the Democrats still have no written plan. The President has no written plan. Nothing. Just talk. Because that's all he's capable of doing.
The progressive left represents the outliers, the kooks, the fringe, the cult. We are the American people, fortified by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, our highest law.
Speaker Boehner, it's time for an up-or-down vote in the U.S. Senate on Cut, Cap and Balance. Don't pass anything until the Senate votes on it.
Time for a Tea Party
Sue emails the following for those who live in the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky tri-state region (near John Boehner's district):
Brown County, Liberty Alliance of Cincinnati, Cincinnati East, West Chester, Glendale, Anderson in Ohio and a Northern KY Tea Party group all responded YES to joining in and organizing a rally.
The earliest effective rally would be Monday 7/25, gathering around 4:30 pm and taking letters in around 5 pm, prior to local offices closing at 5:30.
The idea is to get tea party members to bring hand delivered/signed letters to John Boehner.
This would give the weekend for people to compose letters. For anyone who cannot attend the rally, they could email their letters to Tea Party leaders/members attending for hand delivery.
Seems like now we need to rally at John Boehner’s office with the message for him hold firm, he controls the gavel. John Boehner needs to tell Senate that not one bill will be brought to the House floor until the Senate votes up or down on the Cut Cap and Balance, to have the decency to vote on the bill, and not just table it. If the government shuts down, it is because the Senate did not vote for an Amendment that Americans want.
John Boehner holds the power here.
Boehner's West Chester Office
7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite B
West Chester, Ohio 45069
If you don't live in the area, Boehner's office numbers are (513) 779-5400 (West Chester, OH), (937) 339-1524 (Miami, OH), and (202) 225-6205 (Washington, DC).
Make your voice heard: according to a CNN poll, 66% of the American people favor a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
Tell John Boehner that we want a vote in the Senate on 'Cut, Cap and Balance' and we want it now. We have a would-be dictator in the White House and his agenda of fiscal destruction must be stopped.
Update: Yep, a would-be tyrant all right: 'This would be easier if I could do this entirely on my own'.
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I can't remember any other president that predicted and warned of a wall street panic if he didn't get his way. America is being disassembled one brick at a time.
These Tea Party organizations should read Cut, Cap and Balance critically before they decide to support it. It’s a violation of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. It expands Congress’s power beyond what the Constitution intends. It abdicates responsibility for a budget to the president, and further blurs the blurry lines of checks and balances.
The reason default (which is inevitable) is not an immediate option for Congress or the President is because it would expose their collaborative failure to run a budget and their overwhelming success at destroying the economy. And, horror of horrors, they may not get re-elected! That is the extent of their foresight.
Congress is counting on our stupidity this coming election season. Let’s be smarter than this Collective of Incompetence, which is no great effort.
I cannot see how the current reform measure in any way violates the Constitution, especially the cited article. Can you elaborate please.
Relying on the GOP leadership to be adults and stop the endless spending is like asking an alcoholic to close the liquor shop.
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