President Obama Calls on Congress to Do Their Job and Pass a Budget that Works
The villagers in the Washington press corps are so busy reporting the inside baseball arcana, palace intrigue aspects, and personalities of this impasse that they’ve lost focus on how government is constructed and how it’s supposed to work. They’ve allowed a narrow fringe of tea party extremists to frame their reporting.
In his weekly address, President Obama says the economy is making progress five years after the worst recession since the Great Depression, but to avoid another crisis, Congress must meet two deadlines in the coming weeks: pass a budget by the end of the month to keep the government open, and raise the debt ceiling so America can pay its bills. Congress should vote to do these now, so that we can keep creating new jobs and expanding opportunity for the middle class.