Obama: I'll 'Do Whatever It Takes' to Fix Fiscal Cliff ... Except Negotiate
Today, President Obama announced at yet another one of his campaign events/photo ops at the White House that he would “go anywhere and I’ll do whatever it takes to get this done. It’s too important for Washington to screw this up. Now’s the time for us to work on what we all agree to which is let’s keep middle class taxes low. That’s what our economy needs. That’s what the American people deserve.”
Of course, that’s false. Obama won’t “go anywhere” or “do whatever it takes.” In fact, he’ll do precisely nothing if Republicans don’t agree to take part in his grand design for tax redistributionism. Obama has produced no plan on budget cuts whatsoever, instead focusing on lying to the American people about his supposed commitment to avoid the fiscal cliff while making it all but impossible to avoid the fiscal cliff.
According to White House sources, Obama will not really participate in negotiations anymore; instead, he’ll try to use his bully pulpit to bully Republicans into abandoning their principles and the economy.
Obama said, “The American people are watching what we do. When the American people speak loudly enough, lo and behold, Congress listens. The lesson is that when enough people get involved we have a pretty good track record.”
All Obama has to do to come to a deal is work on a deal. Instead, he wants to grandstand. That’s his prerogative, but it’s a lie for him to suggest that he’ll do whatever it takes to end the fiscal cliff crisis.