Toilet Paper Media:
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that lifting the debt ceiling will be non-negotiable for as long as Barack Obama is president.
“Whether it’s today, or a number of weeks from now, or a number of months from now, or a number of years from now, it will always be Congress’s responsibility to raise our debt ceiling so that the United States can pay the bills that Congress has incurred,” he told reporters during his daily briefing.
“It will always be, as long as he’s president, President Obama’s position that that responsibility is not negotiable. That there’s not a game of trading for political priorities or agenda items that Republicans have not been able to achieve through legislation or the ballot box.”
Pretty amazing statement. Sounds like he expects Congress to jump whenever he says ‘frog”. If they do what he wants there will effectively be no debt ceiling because every time they get close to it Congress will raise it.
I expect His Petulance to show up in the White House briefing room any moment now to read another “I will not negotiate” speech. Supposedly he’ll answer a few (preselected) questions.