I’m visualizing that scene in the movie “Footloose” where two teens play “chicken” with stolen tractors. Sadly, the POTUS is the first to steal a tractor, with his cohorts that control the senate & the minority in the house, cheering him on. But it is a different scene in reality. First, Obama is not stealing or driving. He sent Geithner with his budget plan of increasing spending resulting in a $1.6 trillion deficit for 2013. He’s also planning his vacation, 20 days in Hawaii for only $4 million (what a bargain, why don’t we all do the same?)
He campaigned on working hard to fix the deficit, even with Republicans.
PELLEY: If you win, would you be willing to compromise? What are you will to give in order to complete this grand bargain on the budget that have failed?
OBAMA: Well, I — keep in mind that the trillion dollars that cut, it was a painful exercise. You know, there are some programs that are worthy but we just can’t afford right now. And I’m willing to do more on that front, because as I argued at the convention, those of us who believe that government can be a force for good when it comes to creating opportunity for folks who are willing to work hard and play by the rules to get into the middle class.
We have an obligation to make sure government works and there’s still waste there. There’s still programs that don’t work. There are still ways that we can make it leaner and more efficient. So I’m, you know, more than happy to work with the Republicans.
And what I’ve said is in reducing our deficits, we can make sure that we cut $2.50 for every $1 of increased revenue.
And now after being re-elected, he’s back campaigning instead of meeting with congress. He’s sent his surrogates out to pitch a proposal that doubles down on his spending agenda and ignores spending cuts until he’s out of office.