Only problem with that. Bonehead was just reelected to do his job too.
“That is Boehners point. Boehner is putting the ball firmly over home plate. We have sequestration,ie. tax increases and budget cuts that happen automatically, and Boehner is saying your elected, do your job. Boehner needs to make sure that the truth is delivered to the public about Obama, I doubt this will happen because of the press but if the truth comes out Obumbler will look like the moron he is!”
Of course the media is the problem. Obama will announce a grand compromise where he cuts $1 in spending twenty years out and raises taxes by a trillion dollars. The media will hail it as a magnificent gesture.
The republicans will counter with a proposal that cuts $2 in spending ten years out. Obama and the media will decry the “draconian” cuts that hurt middle class Americans. Nothing will actually happen.
The most important part, not much noted, will be that the debt ceiling will be raised for a long time so that the R’s give up all leverage for the next four years.
I’m OK with sequestration. Take a hatchet to the government. Sequestration is a hatchet. The defense cuts will be painful. But that’s life. On the other hand, the non-discretionary cuts will make it almost impossible to operate a bunch of federal agencies. Noone will notice except the rent seekers and the folks who who don’t have regulations issued because there’s noone to issue them. It will cripple the administrative state. So there’s an upside. We don’t really have a choice. Spending has to be cut. It would be better to cut it in a way where Zero gets no credit. A grand compromise will have Zero preening about budget cuts that he was forced to make—just like Bill Clinton. And, it will have a less negative effect on the operation of the federal government.
Fiscal policy is the job of Congress. Boehner is doing what Congress always does, pass the buck.
We're not 16 trillion in debt, and counting, because the president is a failure. We are 16 trillion in debt, and counting, because Congress is on a spend and borrow track.
Boehner, like all the folks in Congress, very much enjoys the fact that the pubic associates fiscal policy with the president. It helps Congress avoid the responsibility and the accountability.