WaPo Blasts Obama, Congress: They've 'Chosen Not to Govern'

Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 09:00 PM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Washington Post on Thursday slammed both Congress and President Barack Obama for choosing “not to govern” and reaching a deal to avert the $85 billion in broad government cuts scheduled to take place on Friday.

“To govern is to choose,” The Post said in an editorial. “Congress and President Obama have chosen not to govern. Instead, each side has concluded that its interest lies in letting the ‘sequester’ proceed as scheduled — and then trying to win the political blame game.

“This abdication is bad public policy,” The Post said.

The newspaper attacked the idea of indiscriminate agency cuts — and how these cuts will lead to employee furloughs and loss of pay. In addition, sequestration will do little to solve the nation’s long-term budget issues.

The editorial then discusses the failed bills that were voted on Thursday, including how one GOP proposal would have given Obama more flexibility in deciding where to make cuts.

“And the GOP was just trying to ‘shift the focus away’ from its refusal to compromise,” The Post editorial said.

“Washington has reached a strange place indeed when the opposition party offers the president more control over spending — and he refuses it,” The Post continued. “Apparently, in addition to its policy objections, the White House figured that a softened sequester couldn’t force Republicans to accept a long-term deal including higher revenue. It’s a gamble that the worse things might get now, the better they will get later.

“A strange place, and a sad one,” The Post concluded.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Iran Detains 4 Journalists; 3 Are Iranian-American

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 19:07 PM

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained j . . .

US Says Russia Firing Artillery at Ukraine Military

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 18:51 PM

The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian m . . .

Arrest Warrant Issued for Mexican Immigrant With Tuberculosis

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 18:38 PM

Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved