This is why Democrats are fighting to make sure Obama is asked no questions about his failure to listen to his deficit commission’s recommendations. Obama and Democrats have lied and claimed it was Republicans, in particular Paul Ryan, who caused the deficit commission fail. Erskine Bowles, head of Obama’s Bowles-Simpson commission, says it was Obama, not Paul Ryan.
Bowles: [reading a question] In your view what was the primary reason why the deficit commission’s plan was not adopted?
Great question. I’ll just tell you the truth. I didn’t know President Obama as well as I knew President Clinton and one of the primary things in the business world that you learn is know your client. So I spent a lot of time with the President and his economic team trying to make sure we defined success. That was really important to me. I had to know what we had to do in order to get something done. And I had a very firm idea of that. And I can tell you the plan we came forward with not only met the criteria he outlined but it exceeded it in many different ways. So I expected him [Obama] to grab hold of it and say “Wow! This is great.” It’s what Clinton would have done. He would have said he made it up. [Laughter] And Al would have said he invented it.
H/T to Breitbart