Barack Obama held a press conference this afternoon after holding fiscal talks at the White House with Republican and Democratic leaders from the House and Senate. Obama lashed out at Congress for not doing their job.
“Ordinary folks, they do their jobs. They meet deadlines. They sit down and discuss things and then things happen. It there are disagreements they sort through the disagreements. The notion that our elected leadership can’t do the same thing is mind-boggling to them. It needs to stop. So I’m modestly optimistic that an agreement can be achieved. Nobody’s going to get 100% of what they want. But let’s make sure that middle class families and the American economy and in fact the world economy aren’t adversely impacted because people can’t do their jobs.“
That’s a pretty bold statement considering he was in Hawaii golfing all week.