Prez Has Leadership Revelation
The president, though in a petulant mood over stalled debt ceiling talks, seems to be benefiting from the experience. In yet another press conference, he announced a revelation:
And at some point, I think if you want to be a leader, then you got to lead.
Maybe he'll drop us a note when he reaches that "I wanna be a leader" moment, as so far, he hasn't even put forward a proposal. Which may be why, when Speaker Boehner listed the leaders he has faith in, the president wasn't mentioned.
And I have confidence that in the bipartisan leaders of the Congress that can come together and to ensure that we have an agreement that will allow the country to avoid default and meets the principles that we’ve outlined: the spending cuts that must be greater than the increase in the debt hike limit and no tax increases.”
Let me just say that the White House moved the goalposts. There was an agreement, until the President demanded $400 billion more, which was going to be nothing more than a tax increase on the American people. I can tell you Leader Cantor and I were very disappointed in this call for higher revenue. Second, they refused to get serious about cutting spending, and making the tough choices that are facing our country on entitlement reform. Listen, that’s the bottom line.”