|President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina 10/19/08. |
(photo: Jim Young/Reuters)
Obama Should Listen to Obama
n Friday, December 21, 2012, President Obama announced:
"As of today I am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done," Obama said, specifically urging lawmakers to craft a deal that would protect middle-class Americans from a tax hike set to be implemented if no deal is met.
Obama said he spoke with GOP House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Friday, asking the congressional leaders to come up with a smaller fiscal package in the next 10 days.
"Now is not the time for more self-inflicted wounds, certainly not coming from Washington," Obama said.