Like everything else about House Speaker John Boehner and the Congressional Republicans, his “get off your ass” statement this morning was just another phrase manufactured for the moment. It was done for a specific reason – to make Americans think he is upset. To make Americans think the Democrats are the ones doing nothing, sitting on their hands while the Sequester quickly approaches.
Speaking to a group of reporters this morning Boehner stepped to the podium and said, the president “is going all over the country holding rallies instead of sitting down with Senate leaders,” while, Boehner argued, “We have moved a bill in the House twice. We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”
CBS News reports that the House bills that Boehner referred to would replace the across-the-board automatic cuts with more targeted cuts. Meantime, Senate Democrats are pushing a plan that would replace the cuts with a mix of different cuts and tax increases, something the president supports but congressional Republicans do not.
Well where is the American people on this. Who do they side with?
According to a recent poll, Americans stand with President Obama and the Democrats on these issues. So I’m sure if the American people got a chance to say something to John Boehner, they would say something like, stop standing in front of podiums talking to the press instead of sitting down with other congressional leaders. Get off your ass and do something!0