White House Says “Congressional Stupidity” Is Damaging Economy

While Obama enjoys his vacation in Hawaii…

A White House official today said “congressional stupidity” was damaging economy.
ABC reported:

With only days to come up with a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, the White House said “congressional stupidity” was damaging the economy but that an agreement could be reached if Republican leaders don’t get in the way.

President Obama cut his Hawaiian vacation short and headed back to Washington today while the Senate is scheduled to reconvene on Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said previously that he would give House members a 48-hour notice of any upcoming vote, which means that the soonest the House could consider a bill would be Saturday — just two days before a deadline to make a deal or trigger a rise in taxes and steep budget cuts.

Boehner and other GOP leaders issued a statement today following a conference call saying: “The House has acted on two bills which collectively would avert the entire fiscal cliff if enacted. Those bills await action by the Senate. If the Senate will not approve and send them to the president to be signed into law in their current form, they must be amended and returned to the House.”

While Boehner put the onus on the president and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a White House official used testy language to put the responsibility back on Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“What we need is for the Senate Minority Leader not to block a vote and for Boehner to allow a vote,” a White House official told ABC News. “The hits from our economy are not coming from outside factors they’re coming from congressional stupidity.”

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  • Economan

    Congress IS a problem but it starts in White House, with the biggest moron of all.

  • RealMc

    pot – kettle

  • JDR

    Obama To Spend $7.2 Million of Taxpayer Money For Fiscal Cliff Photo-Op–Ace

    Brewster’s Millions is the rules. Spend it all and you win.


    Just this week, flying from Hawaii to DC and back, and back again, he’ll have wasted 7.2 million dollars, JUST FOR THE COSTS OF AF1. The total cost will probably be over 12 million.

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  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    our politicans have a huge overspending problem. now they are telling the american worker that if they won’t give the politicans more money they won’t cut spending. the american worker is being held hostage by the american politican. we have to bribe them to act responsible.

    if we let them raise taxes they will only increase spending.


    As we move closer to Governmental bankruptcy I just wanted to thank all of those voting Americans who brought us this man whose policy’s, way of life, and beliefs I find to be evil. Please show me where this man, his cabinet, and his party has not done what it could to defeat America culturally, economically, and militarily?

  • JoyO

    Our problem is TOO MUCH SPENDING BY DEMOCRATS — NOT TOO LITTLE TAXING BY REPUBLICANS! Our “wise” Progressives in the White House and the Senate have managed to increase our national debt by almost $6 trillion in four years without passing a budget in the same four years!

    I feel sorry for all young Americans. They will be the ones who ultimately will have to pay for all of this spending.

  • cavt

    Typical civility from the worthless idiots in the WH.

  • bigkahuna

    Screw Obama. The jask@ss hasnt done squat in 4 years so STFU you moron

  • Swifty

    Obama is a damn disgrace.

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  • Mad Hatter

    When the Democrats ran Congress during Bush’s last four years, the Democrats and the Alinksy Media said it was Bush’s fault for anything that went wrong.

    Since the Republicans run Congress during the past two years, the Democrats and the Alinsky Media never say it’s the President’s fault when something goes wrong, now it’s Congress’ fault.

    I’m glad there’s no double standard with the Democrats, and the Alinsky Media.

  • http://Americanthinker paul

    ….or, the prick in the WH is purposely damaging out economy. Yeah, I’ll go with that.

  • srdem65

    The police act stupidly, Congress acts stupidly. blah, blah…..

  • Katielee

    Obama wants his way or over the cliff. He, and the Democratic Senate, are the obstructionists.
    Reid needs to do his job in the Senate, act on those bills.

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  • Adi

    But luckily the plebs have ‘da most intellejant administration evah, who has solutions like, you know, printing untold amounts of money, raising the debt ceiling without restraint while at the same time refusing to state a budget. All this administration is made of pure 100% geniouses.

    Wouldn’t you like to raise your own credit card limit and at the same time spending huge amounts of money you yourself print? Now THAT’S life!

  • CT

    Arrogance thy name is Obama.

  • FMB42

    Stupidity? This guy’s got some nerve huh?

    Obama’s financial “stupidity” is what helped get us here.

    Anyone who knows anything about finances knows that you can’t borrow your way out of debt.

    And anyone who knows about debt knows that you’ll eventually run out of credit.

    And anyone who knows anything about credit knows that the day you run out of it is the day you won’t be able to borrow any more.

    It’s enough to make you really wonder if Obama has ever balanced a check book, let alone read and/or lived up to any loan agreement that he’s signed. Surely Obama has bought a house and/or taken out a substantial loan right? Oh wait, he has no record of doing either does he? That’s right, Obama’s kind of “slow” when it comes to revealing his records now isn’t he?

    Meanwhile, you’d also think that Obama would have learned that this kind of financial stupidity is what largely crashed the economy in the first place. Well, that and the financial disaster that was initiated by the Carter/Clinton CRA lending standards (of giving loans out to those who had no credit and no understanding of what their loan agreements entailed).

    I mean, what does this guy do with his time besides play golf, shoot hoops, put on an act for the cameras, and have someone setup his lobster dinner reservations?

    Surely Obama realizes that even he needs to study and learn something useful while he’s living it up in the WH, Hawaii, or some other expensive/exotic vacation destination.