Obama: Time to Compromise


obamaPresident Obama is trying to persuade lawmakers to agree to “just a little bit of compromise,” to avoid $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts that will go into effect if a deal is not reached by Friday.

“At some point we’ve got to do some governing,” Obama said Monday. “And certainly what we can’t do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis.”

While the clock is ticking, a sequester-avoidance deal between the White House and Congress is still nowhere in sight. Republicans have so far shot down any plan of the president’s that involves tax hikes. Read more at The Washington Post.

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  1. The sequester law, which Obama advocated and signed, does not say what specific programs should be cut within each broad category.

    To show good faith at last, Obama should end his practice of focusing all cuts on essential services and not waste. He does this cynically as a political tool.

    The overall budget is still going up, so the essentials can all be funded once he stops playing the demagogue (fat chance!).

  2. I had the same thought to go to the Dead Sea today, but after chekcing the weather decided not to. It was cold and rainy there as well ! (See my post on the rain by the Dead Sea from last week.)