I hope readers can access this link from The WSJ today. It counters John Kerry's long winded defense of his side's actions and condemnation of the other side. He has been given a very disproportionate amount of air time by the media (no surprise!).
The report says a lot, but to sum it up, Jeb Hensarling, the Republican co-chair, asserts that Republicans could have support additional taxes but not the blanket $1 trillion demanded by Democrats. He says their proposals were in line with the Simpson-Bowles commission report and its recommendations, which were simply not accepted (not even discussed) by President Obama.
Obama has been AWOL while the committee has been at work. Not only absent in debates on cutting spending, but has been "on the stump" demanding more stimulus spending.....demanding his so-called "jobs bill" be passed usurping Congress and imperialistically abrogating the "separation of powers" in doing so.
Oh yes, he's spending millions of tax funds campaigning under the pretense of taking his bill to the public.
My concern continues that people will be gullible enough to buy into his subterfuge just as they bought in to it in 2008.