The President’s recent news conference was amazing to behold, both by what he said and what he did not say. Mr. Obama pointed to the Republicans for most of the country’s woes. If not them, then the fault rests with Congress. They just can’t control their spending.
While there is certainly much blame that should rightly be placed on Congress for runaway spending, what the President did not say was that he signed every one of those spending bills he is criticizing.
Not once did I hear the President accept HIS part in this problem. The President told us that if we do not increase the “debt ceiling” the United States will not be able to pay our bills–Social Security and Medicare checks will not go out, military personnel will go unpaid, and hungry children will not be fed. This is a terrible scenario!
Again, what Mr. Obama neglected to tell us was that taxes will continue to be collected and people can continue to be paid. We might not be able to fund every project, but basics could be funded.
I believe co-equal branches of government deserve co-equal responsibility for our financial problems.