Video: Bowles explains what the obstacle was for Simpson-Bowles plan « Hot Air: "Why didn’t Obama seize that initiative? Clearly, deficit control didn’t interest Obama then, and hasn’t since, either. Obama thought he could seize the issue from the Tea Party with the Simpson-Bowles commission and avoid a disastrous outcome in the midterm elections. Once the disaster occurred, though, Obama dropped deficit control as a talking point and instead began shifting back to a class-warfare strategy, blaming the wealthy for the skyrocketing deficits of his own term.
This is what passes for leadership in the Obama era."
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