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  •  So...when the house sends its proposal... (1+ / 0-)
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    Crabby Abbey

    To the White House, Obama calls a presser, talks about the cuts that the repubs want, talks about his view, and go from there. Use the pulpit!!

    •  That's a big "If" you left out there. (2+ / 0-)
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      3goldens, mightymouse

      The Republicans want Obama to submit a budget so they can claim it's all his budget ideas.  They want the budget to come from the White House to the House of Representatives (which it will, per usual).  Then the House takes it and committees it and then eventually they're supposed to pass something which goes to the Senate.  Well, the Republican House doesn't want to pass a bill but they'll pass continuing resolutions so they can avoid stating what they want, but they'll still beat President Obama about the head and shoulders for having submitted the budget proposal to the House.

      President Obama should submit a budget proposal to the House that is a long ways from what the Republicans want so he could try pulling the Republicans his way for once.  But the last four years he's adopted the method of pre-appeasement and the Republicans take his starting position, reach far over the right side, and then refuse to compromise, so he keeps moving ever right-ward.  He needs to stop that.

      But he doesn't ask me (or pay attention to my writing him, afaik).

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