August 20, 2014

U.S. Budget Experts Say Administration, Hill Leaders Boxing Themselves In

President Obama Continues To Insist He Won't Negotiate Over Debt Ceiling--House Speaker Boehner Says Obama In For 'Whale of a Fight' Over Debt Ceiling--Budget Experts Wish President, Speaker Were Privately Searching For Compromises
August 28, 2013
Market News International (MNI)

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"I think it would have been wiser for the President to be talking privately to the Speaker and other congressional leaders rather than firing up his base during a bus trip," said Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, a non-partisan budget watchdog. "We need more leaders, like Lyndon Johnson, who are skilled at finding agreements rather than just fighting all the time," he added.