Whose shocked? The GOP put forth a plan based on the recommendations of Obama’s deficit commission and Team Obama turns it down. I say go over the fiscal cliff and refuse to raise the debt ceiling until Obama and the Democrats produce a budget that cuts the deficit in half.
Washington (CNN) – Don’t expect negotiations for a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” to heat up this week.
Senior administration officials said the offer House Speaker John Boehner submitted to the White House on Monday wasn’t serious enough to merit a counter-proposal from the administration. So the president’s team plans to wait for the GOP to come around on the idea of raising tax rates or let the nation go over the fiscal cliff.
In a statement Monday White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer blasted the Republican plan, arguing it “does not meet the test of balance. In fact, it actually promises to lower rates for the wealthy and sticks the middle class with the bill.”