(PICTURED ABOVE: Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell [left] and House Majority Leader, John Boehner [right]. PHOTO CREDIT: AP News agency).
"This debt limit increase is [Obama's] problem," he [Republican House Majority Leader, John Boehner said. So, despite all that borrowing and spending that all Republican president's have done since Reagan, Republicans have no responsibility toward all that debt? Well, isn't that convenient (sarcasm). The Republicans are like the kid who broke the expensive, glass, figurine in the house, and then pointed the finger toward his brother (Democrats) to avoid any responsibility.
It's irritating and disingenuous that the Republicans are trying to pin all this debt onto Obama when the past president ballooned it with two, very, expensive, wars and tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires. The point is that both parties should be taking the responsibility for shared responsibility and middle-ground; as President Obama is doing. He's offering up $4 TRILLION in spending reductions, in areas that Democrats hold dear. It's apparently a 4-to-1 proposal where the GOP gets 4 trillion in cuts with only $1 trillion in tax hikes for millionaires and billionaires. It's a deal that the Republican party of old would be pouncing on but with the Tea Party taking over that party, reason goes out the window.
In response, not only do the Republicans avoid offering up sacrifices of their own, such as tax hikes, they give Obama the back of the hand, in rejection!! How do you deal with such intransigence from the other party?!! It takes two to tango; as they say. Obama's the one who looks like the reasonable person in all of this talk because he keeps trying to find a compromise that Republicans always walk away from!! They are becoming political hostage takers; holding America's economy hostage, out of a fanatical opposition to raising $1 in tax hikes for millionaires and billionaires. Does that sound fair to you?
How can the Republicans walk away from the debt ceiling debate and claim it's all Obama's responsibility when they are the ones screaming the loudest about our debt?!! First, it was Republican Senator Tom Coburn who walked out of the talks. Then, it was Republican Representative Eric Cantor and now, Republican Representative John Boehner is trying to pin all the blame on President Obama and the Democrats. It's about time they grow up out of their teen-age temper tantrums, join the Democrats and the president in shared sacrifice.