The hubris of our president outdoes anything any celebritard ever attempted. Take, for instance, his volley yesterday on the fiscal cliff negotiations.
– The Obama administration’s opening bid on Thursday in negotiations to avert a year-end fiscal crunch included a demand for new stimulus spending and authority to unilaterally raise the U.S. borrowing ceiling, a Republican congressional aide said.
The proposal, made by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to congressional Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, was seen as offering little the Republicans could agree to and was greeted with laughter, the aide said.
“We can’t move any closer to them because they’re not even on our planet,” the aide said. “It was not a serious proposal.”
Obama and congressional Republicans are returning to the bargaining table to prevent across-the board tax increases and deep spending cuts, the so-called fiscal cliff, from taking effect next year.
You read that correctly. Obama wants unlimited power to spend. He doesn’t want any constraints on it. Why not ask for a crown and scepter while he’s at it? Even emperors and dynasties recognized that there aren’t unlimited funds. Not this dictator.