The democrats do not want the talks to succeed they want to use this issue to beat republicans over the heads before the election and demagogue their usual issues.
Obama is trying to maneuver republicans into a position were they will be on the hook for the economy through not raising the debt ceiling but of course he has put forth NO PLAN or even a viable budget himself just like he voted "present" constantly when in the Illinois senate he will never commit or take responsibility for any thing he is just looking for the political advantage.
After all Obama can not run on his record he can only try and deflect by attacking his opponent.
I just hope republicans will stick to their convictions and not cave in to Obama.
Let him continue to lie and look like a desperate failing president.
Two stories of note last week and one this week struck me as the usual unmitigated gaul and hypocrisy from progressives and the left.
First was the spreading scandal among teachers and administrators starting in Atlanta and spreading to some nine other states and counting.
It is easy to see how the testing in the No Child Left Behind Act causes teachers to teach our kids how to pass the test and little else because scores are inevitably tied to funding.
Now it seems scores are also tied to some teachers getting incentive bonuses with sums approaching 25k.
With these kinds of sums involved it seems some teachers have been CHEATING.
Please please say it is not SO.
The pedagogues of learning CHEATING.
And cheating for MONEY no less.
Considering the collectivist propaganda and indoctrination be it socialists or communists in our schools today from the universities on down how shocking that these purveyors of social justice are money grubbing and willing to be dishonest for the all mighty buck.
Seems that helping the students went so far as to change answers on test before they were submitted.
I am surprised they did not just hand out the answers before hand.
With the unions especially the various teachers unions screaming that they are under attack one would think they would be smart enough not to get in to this situation but it is not surprising too that those who scream the loudest are the most corrupt trying to deflect though their screaming.
How is it possible to have a culture of CHEATING in the very institutions that are suppose to teach learning and life skills?
These teachers and administrators should be fired!!!
Where is the main stream media on this?
This is just outrageous another huge hypocrisy by the left.
More reason to push for vouchers and charter schools.
The Department of Education needs to go as well as the teacher unions - let the FREE MARKET RULE.
Similarly the president has harped on raising taxes on the wealthy with his class warfare demagoguery.
When he started down that road it was to raise taxes by eliminating deductions on CORPORATE JETS.
Ever body agrees even the president (at least he indicated that while extending Bush's tax cuts) that raising taxes now is a bad idea.
Over and OVER and OVER bad republicans do not want to tax millionaires and billionaires on their private jets blah blah blah.
Millionaires and Billionaires AFTER ALL NEED TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE.
What a farce.
Firstly part of his own oh so successful stimulus plan gave the aircraft manufactures and suppliers funds and incentives.
Now he deems them evil right up there with the wall street fat cats and fat cat bankers.
All of whom use private aircraft - NO.
The real HYPOCRISY is the amount of air time Obama has with Air Force One.
He has flown around more than other presidents and of course he has a talent like all bureaucrats to mix his agenda so the tax payers end up with the bill even though he is fund raising or taking a vacation.
Back in 2009 for the G20 meeting more than 500 officials and staff accompanied the president on his tour that week – along with a mass of high-tech security equipment, including the $300,000 presidential limousine, known as The Beast. Fitted with night-vision camera, reinforced steel plating, tear- gas cannon and oxygen tanks, the vehicle is the ultimate in heavy armoured transport.
He has the nerve to bitch out the rich - this is a typical progressive move "do as I say not as I do" - he can rationalize his over usage as a necessity after all he is smarter and knows all the answers.
He travels like a KING.
Obama used Air Force One 172 times in 2010, almost every other day, at a cost to us taxpayers of $181,757 per hour. He has expended more than $100 million in tax dollars flitting about in Air Force One, rarely on urgent national business, and another $100 million in tax dollars transporting his extensive entourage here and there.
His vacation to Hawaii to visit his chums cost us $1.75 million, while we taxpayers are expected to tighten our belts and enjoy “homecations.’’
Mrs. Obama, their children and countless “aides’’ were off to Africa for sightseeing and even a safari under the guise of showing interest in children of Africa.
PLEASE my head may explode and my eyes BLEED.
He just has to be kidding - I am SO TRIED of his deceit, lies, and distortions.
This week even better we find out that the sob story he whined through out the campaign of 2008 about his mother's health insurance is another fabrication and lie.
New York Times reporter Janny Scott’s “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother” tells another story of her health insurance situation at the time.
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