Obama Issues Veto Threat Against Piecemeal Funding Bills

By: Friday October 4, 2013 10:49 am

The Republican plan was to shut down the government and make life so painful Obama he would be forced to accept changes to his signature health care law. Of course the shutdown ended up being more painful for the GOP. So now Republicans want to make the shutdown less painful by passing small bills to address the issues which have gotten the most press coverage.


Obama Will Veto Bill to Make His Decision on the Employer Mandate Legal

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 9:25 am

The political genius of John Boehner’s plan for dueling votes today on the individual and employer mandate is on full display with President Obama’s incredibly bizarre veto threat. Obama says he will not only veto the bill to delay the individual mandate but will also veto the bill to make his plan to delay the employer mandate legal. From the OMB:

Obama Defeated the Debt Limit Monster He Foolishly Helped Create

By: Saturday January 26, 2013 5:00 pm

Now that the House has passed the three month suspense of the debt limit, it is safe to say President Obama won this standoff. The original Republican position was that any debt limit increase had to be accompanied by spending cuts. Obama said he would not negotiate this time and wanted a debt limit increase without cuts. This temporary increase has no cuts.

Obama Deficit Rhetoric Moves from Compromise to Campaign

By: Monday September 19, 2011 6:30 pm

President Obama’s deficit speech may be viewed as the moment the Obama administration fully pivots away from trying to reach bipartisan compromise, to instead focusing on winning 2012 by bashing the Republican Party.

The American People Should Know Just How Stupid the Debt Ceiling is

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 6:00 pm

It is unfortunate that as our whole political system comes unhinged due to this current fight, so little has been done to explain to regular people what a preposterous and unnecessary debate this really is.

Calling Obama’s Bluff

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 8:30 am

It is never a good idea to tell someone “Don’t call my bluff”. It undermines your position. Either you’re ready to win or you’re bluffing, but either way you leave that up to the opponent to figure out. After all if you taunt them, they might just call your bluff from pure spite.

Obama’s Debt Ceiling Veto Threat Has a Credibility Problem

By: Tuesday July 12, 2011 2:01 pm

The White House has been trying to maneuver everyone into reach a big austerity deal, but I simply can’t see Obama carrying out his short term veto threat unless the administration had been lying other aspects of the debt ceiling issue.

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