Who Is Responsible For Lack of Fiscal Cliff Action?
Since the Congress passes laws and the President just signs them, shouldn't Congress pass a law that averts the fiscal cliff and put the onus on the President to either sign it or veto it? That seems to be the best way to get some serious action going to avoid the fiscal cliff, since the President can't actually intitiate anything to stop the U.S. from going off the fiscal cliff. It will require a law from Congress.
I agree with JThomp42 however I would add
The Congress will not budge
The Senate will not budge
The President will not budge
They are ALL responsible for the lack of action and until we, the people, stop giving our "guys" a pass and continue putting all the blame on the other side nothing will change. We need to hold ALL POLITICIANS, regardless of party affiliation, accountable and responsible for their actions and inactions. We the people are being played like a fiddle and it's time "we" changed the tune.
I agree, but my point is that the one party in these negotiations that can actually do something is the Congress, or more specifically the House and Senate. Pass a new budget bill, and send it to the President. The Prez can't initiate action.
In violation of law, the demwits have refused to adopt a federal budget for three years. They will not allow one through the senate even now. The absence of a budget gives their authoritarian in the white house more spending flexibility.
I think that even in the least provocative of issues niether party accomplishes much at all ! The approval rating of congress [12 %] says it all ! Blame goes to both sides ,always . Got to keep that job ,right !And nothing will ever change in congress until the American voter ousts them all.
Presidents propose, congresses dispose. Because bills must come from congress rather than the white house does not relieve the president of his share of the responsibility in this case. That just this week he sent Geithner to Capitol Hill with a list of demands he knew would never be acceptable to either house shows it. There is no real negotiation underway. It's politics as usual, and the president is in the thick of it.
There is no Congress...there is no Senate...there is no White House. Our nation is built on a house of cards and controlled by puppets...who are likewise governed by a puppeteer who pushes their strings.
These people do not work for you and me...isn't that obvious by now? How much more proof do you need?
My prayer is that one day Americans will come out of the fog and see the forest through the trees.
I understand what you are saying about the puppet show, but in reality the puppet masters didn't so so well in the fiscal cliff bill (rich taxes up). Laws are still enacted in the U.S. via Congressional action and the signature of the President.
Our politicians may sign bills and put forth legislation, but they are handed the pen and ink and told what to sign and when to sign it. Any legislation that comes about is not of their doing. These unfortunate souls are merely public place holders.
The whole of Congress and the President are to blame. A lot of members of both the House and Senate would rather the country go broke than yield to the President's demands and the president would hold things up if things aren't met. It's all really crazy to me
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