President Obama does not get his way

We heard President Barack Obama for over a week of tirelessly pressuring Congress to move his top domestic priority, demanding there is a vote in the House and Senate by August. This is the way this President Obama administration have demonstrated force on every issue; they jam things down our throat claiming it needs to get it done, even if the plan is fiscally stupid. Congress is obviously tired of getting pushed around at lightening speed especially the senate. The best hope for this summer is action by the full House by the end of the month and some sort of agreement on a bipartisan plan in the Senate before congress August vacation. The big news is the president cannot get Democrats in both chambers on board to his timetable. They are having reservations about moving such complex and costly legislation too quickly. President Obama has scheduled a prime-time news conference today, expected to focus on health care. South Carolina Republican, Sen. Jim DeMint, on NBC Today show, said it best when he said someone must put the brakes on Obama, and accused the president of engaging in “a spending spree.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is on record vowing weeks ago that the House would vote by the end of July on legislation. The polls are starting to show a dip for the President. We have also seen that approval for the president’s plan has now slipped below 50% and a sign that might be making congress a little weary of rushing into a higher deficit in these times.

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