The President has “summoned”?

After listening tonight to the “dueling banjos” of the President’s press conference, and Speaker Boehner’s ensuing press conference, we seem to be back to square one.

Of the many things spoken by Obama and Boehner, two things did strike me.

The President said that he had “summoned” Boehner, Pelosi, Reid and McConnell to the White House, Saturday at 11 am to tell him their plan to deal with this debt/deficit mess.


Isn’t that what Kings and Queens do?  The “separate, but equal” part of our three branches of government, according to our Constitution, seems to have escaped our President.

Memo to the White House speech writers:

Next time, use the word “asked”, not “summoned”.

And, the President demands that Congress give him a plan? 

Mr. President, you are the leader of our country.  What is your plan? 

So far we have seen several plans in Congress, and we’ve yet to see yours, Mr. President.

Just asking?


13 replies
  1. essneff
    essneff says:

    SOS, you are 100% right…… where the hell is the president’s plan??on that matter, where has the US Senate been for the last 800 plus days without?producing a budget???Our “COMMUNITY ORGANIZER?in chief” after 4 years will have added $7,000,000,000,000 to our kid’s debt…… RICK PERRY!!!!!!!! GET IN NOW AND KICK HIS BUTT!!

  2. Lazybum
    Lazybum says:

    Oh, Obama has a plan. Just you wait and see. He just doesn’t want those cheating lying rascally Republicans to copy it and steal it!
    It is the best plan EVER! Just wait and see and then you’ll be REALLY sorry! I swear it. There really is a plan.
    And it is a good one. Better than any plan you’ve ever seen…

  3. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    And the Republican Plan has already been rejected by the Senate. There is NO leadership in the House and in the Senate by BOTH parties. The so called leaders are being blown this way and that by people behaving like defiant 2-year olds.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Actually, it is more of a “a Democrat controlled Congress, with the complicity of a compliant president, has decimated the economy of the U.S. (it tanked since 2007), and the Republicans are not going to take responsibility for it, nor extend or provide tacit approval of their crackpot, failed economic policies” approach.
      The president’s/Democrat’s path is to rush headlong into the decimation of the economy.

  4. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Buyers of US bonds are likely to ask for higher interests following this fiasco. No problem for people posting here: pass the higher borrowing costs to their children and grandchildren.

  5. NH-Jim
    NH-Jim says:

    Well, I’d rather pass on the higher COSTS to borrow to my kid than the HIGHER DEBT.? Higher costs to borrow will restrict the continued borrowing that has occurred for too many decades.
    When your credit card has a 30% interest rate, do you continue to charge against it?? No.? But, if you keep requesting to increase the credit limit so that you may spend MORE (dig ever-deeprer hole), you have a big problem.
    If only our government (state and federal for that matter) would listen to the likes of Clark Howard, Suzie Orman, and Dave Ramsey, you know…”we’re debt freeeeeeee!”

  6. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Interesting, you’d rather pay more money out of the Treasury (less left over for other things), than re-structure the debt (which is done all the time in business and otherwise). And, why would I care what the interest rate on my credit card is when I pay it off every time I get the bill? This is where we diverge. The mantra still is “spend less” (smaller deficits), not “pay off the debt”.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      You mean the kind of “reorganization” that ?bama offered the preferred share holders of the auto companies he “helped”?? Bailouts, not restructuring: that is his record.

  7. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    That’s it!? The U.S. should file for chapter 11 bankruptcy & we can reorganize!!!? First things first, fire the CEO.

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