I don't care for Obama but I do believe if he wasn't stuck with Reid and Pelosi he could make this deal happen. It's sad now they have Biden involved...........Within 7 days this will be half band-aided and the compromise on the Tax cuts will be $400K, and unemployment extension will remain......not the doomsday scenario's that are being forecasted.........I thought Cantor/Boehner said the House was going to sit until a deal was done(not leadership).......Our Tax dollars at work,,sic
Obama wanted a second term and he got it. Lead, follow, or get out of the way imo. Blaming the other (minority party) overall, is not leading, He ran the first time around, saying how he was a uniter, as opposed to the divider that he's shown to be. This is occurring on his watch, he owns it, for better, or worse. We need the Potus to man up! His way or the highway, is NOT negotiating. Someone should remind him, that he's President, NOT king.
Dude, that's not how the us government or democracy works. The President does not "own" legislation like this. In fact, if it can be said that any govt body "owns" taxation and spending legislation then it would be the House of Representatives. Tax and spend legislation is supposed to originate from the house of representatives. The president cannot and does not run the congress. He cannot control what they do. He can only work to influence it. It is John B and his cohorts in the h of r that are the problem right now. They are the ones that are not leading.