Monday, July 25, 2011

Obama Should Raise the Debt Ceiling on His Own

NYTimes op-ed:

PRESIDENT OBAMA should announce that he will raise the debt ceiling unilaterally if he cannot reach a deal with Congress. Constitutionally, he would be on solid ground. Politically, he can’t lose. The public wants a deal. The threat to act unilaterally will only strengthen his bargaining power if Republicans don’t want to be frozen out; if they defy him, the public will throw their support to the president. Either way, Republicans look like the obstructionists and will pay a price.

And then he should tell Congress that he took this power away from them in exactly the same manner as withholding dessert from a spoiled child who was acting up and, if he could, would have sent them to sit in the corner for a time-out.


Fixer said...

He might tell us that tonight. Not holding my breath but maybe.

Gordon said...

Me neither.

SB Gypsy said...

Ah, but then he wouldn't get to make the cuts in medicare and social security benefits that he's boning for.