Briefly caught the president’s presser. He seemed very defensive and subdued, almost as if he was trying to conceal a certain anger.
Toward the end, he seemed to be dwelling on the need to make investments in infrastructure. Um, Mr. President, wasn’t that what that $800 billion “stimulus” was supposed to be about? You know those shovel-ready projects (that we learned later weren’t really shovel-ready)?
He also, nearly two-and-one=half years after George W. Bush left the White House, blamed his predecessor for the mess we’re in, saying that we cut taxes without paying for them. Well, Mr. President, you signed off on continuing the tax rates set in the Bush years.
And he didn’t offer any specifics of the cuts he wanted.
He was concerned that we had pushed this so close to the deadline. Well, if he was so concerned about default, why didn’t he ask Congress to increase the debt limit when he signed onto their “stimulus” plan which ramped up federal spending?