It is becoming more obvious by the day that Barack Obama does not want a deal. He wants to allow the deadline to pass so he can use the failed debt negotiations to slam Republicans in his campaign.
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The Hill has more on Obama’s attacks:
The president, in possibly his most emotional and stern appearance to date, said in no uncertain terms that he is summoning congressional leaders to the White House on Saturday morning.
“I want them here at 11 o’clock tomorrow,” Obama said. “We have run out of time, and they are going to have to explain to me how it is we are going to default.”
Obama’s fury toward Boehner was on full display as he several times accused the Speaker of walking away from the talks.
“I’ve been left at the altar now a couple of times,” Obama said.
The president was angry on a number of counts, but he seemed especially miffed by Boehner’s refusal to communicate with him on Friday before he walked away from the table.
Obama said he had a “cordial” relationship with Boehner “up until sometime today when I couldn’t get a phone call returned.”
…To that end, Obama questioned “how serious” Republicans are about wanting to address debts and deficits.
“Or do you simply want it as a campaign ploy going into the next election,” the president said.
Again, let’s be clear…
Obama tripled the deficit his first year with the failed Obama-Pelosi stimulus plan.
In Obama’s second year the deficit topped a trillion dollars again.
It was unprecedented.
The Obama deficit this year may reach $1.29 trillion. (The Captain’s Comments)
Barack Obama and Democrats also added over One Trillion Dollars to the Federal Budget in the last 4 years.
That’s at least a 30% increase in federal spending in just 3 years.
Obama has no intention of serious spending cuts. He still has no plan.