The CBO is right about the deficit, just as they were right about the ACA.
There is not, and never was, a 'fiscal crisis'. There is an
employment crisis, and Congress still refuses to act.
Does anyone really believe the CBO projections? Especially after their estimates
on ACA? Friends:The Taliban is not dead or kiyiing away with
it's tail between it's legs.Transparent is not the same as
secret.And CBO numbers are influenced by the agenda of the party with the
most power.No counting chickens before they hatch. I will believe
the annual debt when it has been tallied in January of 2014, not before, and
especially not a projection from the CBO.Kind of pulls the rug out
of the rest of the article.The main reason congress and the
president aren't talking about fiscal issues is that the president
won't. He made that clear right after the last fiscal deadline, with all
his 'speech travel' to change the subject to gun control and
immigration. Fiscal issues are losers for the president, so he just ain't
Stubborn BO is about to let a fiscal crisis go to waste.Why should
the repubs even try to talk to him when he backs out on his promises and cannot
get his own party - harry reid and chuckie schumer - to support him?if there have been any conservative proposal from BO, which I doubt, harry
would undermine him. Why even bother with BO?
Republican opposition to any plan might be part of the problem but the President
himself seems to have handicapped himself greatly with at least a half-dozen
scandals that have angered large pockets of the populace and will require lots
of oversight committees in the future. It appears that the President's
second term will get little done because of these combined factors and more
rough times seem to lie ahead and the future problems that need to be solved
will be perpetually put on hold.
Congress doesn't understand the nature of our crisis. Neither side. If they
did, compromise would be easy. Of course, one old man is right, the Republicans
have shown themselves willing to fight against conservative proposals when those
proposals come from Obama. Childish is too kind of a term for the GOP.
What else can we expect when the stated objective of one party is to defeat the
re-election of a president, and then throwing a childish tantrum upon failing to