The National Review Online reports tonight that John Boehner is working on a "grand bargain" and an anonymous Republican House member told NRO that Boehner has called up Republican budget wiz, Paul Ryan to sell his members on the idea. They hope to try and pull Obama into conceding things on issues ranging from Social Security to his signature legislation, Obamacare.
President Obama needs to stand strong against the Speaker. Millions of people have called and logged onto www.healthcare.gov to find out how much it will cost on the exchanges for healthcare, even in Texas over 50% expect they will buy off the exchanges. This of course is something Republicans feared, Obamacare working and Americans liking it. On the budget, Obama has already gone from his original offer of $1.2 trillion to accepting spending levels of $986 billion, almost matching the Paul Ryan budget. Obama and the Democrats have already conceded on several things for nothing in return except keeping Uncle Sam open and maintaining the 100% record of the United States.
Keeping the government operating and raising the debt ceiling are basic functions for Congress, not political tools. The President needs to stand strong against their threats and show just how far the Republican Party will go to show their hate for him over their love of America.