Skip to comments.Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 5/16/12
Posted on 05/17/2012 3:44:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Q: Speaker Boehner this morning asked where is the President's plan to tackle our looming debt crisis? Can you answer that?
MR. CARNEY: The Speaker knows exactly where it is. You know exactly where it is. He presented a budget that does just that -- that cuts our deficits by over $4 trillion.
Q: But his own party won't even bring it up for a vote.
MR. CARNEY: But where are the Republicans? Where have they demonstrated a willingness to compromise? Where have they demonstrated a willingness to do what everyone on the outside -- believe is the right thing to do?
Q: Just a quick point of clarification. The $4 trillion in deficit reduction, about $2 trillion of that is from winding down the war in Iraq.
MR. CARNEY: No, thats --
Q: It's separate?
MR. CARNEY: That figure is too high. The key stumbling block here --
Q: Is that the Republicans in the House refuse to raise any taxes.
MR. CARNEY: Refuse to acknowledge that the only way to do this, the only way to come together and get this done, is to adopt the balanced approach.
Q: These commission recommendations you keep talking about theres a consensus about -- President Obama has not endorsed any of them, right?
MR. CARNEY: The President has endorsed the balanced approach that is represented by the Simpson-Bowles Commission.
Q: But he didnt support --
MR. CARNEY: The numbers are not exactly the same. And in fact, what is off --
Q: But he doesnt support their recommendations?
MR. CARNEY: Not all of them in their specifics, but --
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This is full of hot air! Carney is like a carny in the circus.
He forgot to blame Bush.