The America work ethic was, at one time second to none. And to be fair, most of us are still hard workers. Sadly though, a growing number of us are more willing to let someone else work harder so that we do not have to. More of are addicted top the rule of greater expediency. Whatever is easier for us at this moment, well, that is what we do. President Obama, from my observations, seems to like that whole whatever is easier for me at this moment types.
Take the deficit crisis we face as a nation for example. There is much blame to spread around, no doubt. Democrats, Republicans, Senators, Representatives, Presidents, all have blame to share. But the current political leaders are in a position NOW, to start to work NOW, on solutions. So how is our president leading on this? Yid With Lid takes a peek
At yesterday’s press conference President Obama criticized the Congress for not working hard enough to fix the deficit. And he should know, the president has been in Washington every day, well except all of his fundrasing trips, and the trips he took overseas especially the ones he took that were more like family trips, like the one to South America. Oh and except for the 45 golf outings, which is a record for recent presidents.
Of course, Congress is not working hard enough on this, especially the Democrats who seem to care about anything except fiscal sanity. Besides announcing no plans of their own, they have done nothing but rip into any Republican ideas, just ask Paul Ryan about that. But, the president has, as Yid points out, doing anything EXCEPT working on this problem. Frankly, Obama seems more like a kid on Summer break than any type of leader.
Even when Republicans, like Mitch McConnel offer him a chance to work with them, Obama blows them off
However, the President rejected the offer, White House press secretary Jay Carney said McConnell was asking Obama to visit and “hear Republicans restate their maximalist position” in the negotiations to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. “We know that position. That’s not a conversation worth having,” Carney said at his daily briefing.
Ah, so deficit solutions are not worth discussing? I guess fund raising and golf are higher priorities.
The president heads to Pennsylvania Thursday evening for a fundraiser at a downtown hotel, followed by a private dinner at the home of Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen, tickets for which start at $10,000.
The worst of all the four letter words? LAZY!