Skip to comments.Obama summons Democrats to WH for debt-ceiling meeting
Posted on 07/20/2011 11:22:10 AM PDT by Nachum
This should be one of the least productive meetings ever held in Washington DC:
President Barack Obama is summoning top Democrats from the House and Senate to the White House Wednesday afternoon for talks on raising the nations debt ceiling.
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the meeting will take place shortly before 3 p.m. EDT. When asked why Obama was not meeting with Republicans, Carney would only say there were no other meetings to announce.
Im certain that the President wants to gather them in the West Wing to review all of their published plans for dealing with deficit reduction and the debt ceiling. But what will they do in the second minute of the meeting?
Theyre probably going to discuss how to push the Gang of Six proposal as the solution, even though it wont be ready until well after the debt-ceiling deadline of August 2nd. Obama insisted last week that he wouldnt accept an interim debt-ceiling hike, even to get to the grand bargain he demanded in his series of press conferences. In fact, The Hill expanded on what the timing would be on the GO-6 bid:
Senate Democratic leaders, for their part, said there is not enough time to combine the groups plan with a bill to raise the debt ceiling. It could take weeks or even months for the slim framework to be drafted into legislative language and scored by the Congressional Budget Office, sources said.
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Obama is summoning top Democrats from the House and Senate to the White House Wednesday afternoon for talks on raising the nations debt ceiling.
So much for the bi-partisan charade.
That took long, Obama scared he aint getting what he wants: 1.40 pm White House signals open to short-term measures on debt.
They fear 2 things.
1. Being forced in to a position of funding the command and control Federal Agencies or the Giveaway programs.
2. A balanced Budget Amendment being sent to the States...they have no standing to stop it.
a revision of plans to use the media to say that “increasing pressure for a deal” is “building momentum for the president’s plan” [even though he doesn’t have one.]
Hey, y’all how about we come up with a budget....now?
Whuh, Whuh, wuh?
Why only Democrats? Isn’t this how Healthcare went down?
Dems: Uh huh
Obama: We all want to spend more, not less,right?
Dems: Uh huh.
Obama: Meeting over.
lol, complete 180 : WH Press secretary said that Obama will now back a short term debt limit extension if its part of a bigger deal.
Whaaa? got a link?
Obama is probably trying to sell his demo flaks on the GANG RAPE of 6 of plan and to shut up so that he can bask in glory.
OK so what’s the reply - CCB or a 90 day bill w/ $500 billion increase for them and what for us?
It’s gotta keep on getting better than CCB or they’ll smell the weakness imo
oh ... you think he wants time for the gang of idiot’s plan to shape up.
what should response be eh?
The ball is now in Dingy Harry's court. Its now 13 days until Obamageddon.
If the Senate and Obama do nothing, the world as we know it will cease to exist in 2 weeks (according to the fear-mongers in the MSM). There will only be one person to blame: Obama.
Time to eat your peas, Barry!
guessing Obama is in desperation mode now, he needs an agreement asap and the GOP should deny him it.
Probably to pop the champagne corks for “barney franking” the republicans again
The media insisted that their new marching orders be formulated in secret.
But no one understands why the “tax more, borrow more, spend more” campaign is showing such slim results.
Could be a contentious meeting...
Now the news media will complain that the GOP is against a short-term solution, as if this was 0bama’s position from Day One.
“We’ve always been at war with East-Asia.”