Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3rd)
12th-term Democrat from Oregon.
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Sen. Jeff Merkley
Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Sen. Ron Wyden

March 13, 2013

Dear POTUS: You are what is wrong with this country.  There has been no shortage of dire warnings about the mounting US national debt, but President Obama is now offering a different assessment: no big deal..."In fact, for the next 10 years, it's gonna be in a sustainable place."

It's an absolute " SPIN' of the facts; a deliberate attempt by the POS POTUS to deflect responsibility from his absolute total failure and unwillingness to compromise. He got the tax increases he wanted, yet the Senate Budget requests another $ 1 Trillion in tax increases ?????He is totally afraid, and incapable, of leading. His budget is over 2 months late and would not even be being tendered if not for the NO BUDGET NO PAY fiscal cliff legislation.
After all, a grand bargain would require excruciatingly difficult decisions for both sides - for Republicans, it would mean raising taxes, and for Democrats, cutting future spending on cherished programs like Social Security and Medicare. If there is no crisis, why would either side do it?

Obama's take..."Ultimately, it may be that the differences are just too wide" to get a deal, President Obama said. The POS POTUS reasoning is that the series of 11th hour agreements he has struck with Republicans over the last two years - to prevent a government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling and avoid the fiscal cliff - have resulted in enough deficit reduction to get the debt under control.This absolutely total whitewash.
But there are two problems with that accounting:

First, CBO also warns that the deficit is projected to continue rising once again after 2015, adding a total of $7 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years.

Second, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson are now saying we are nowhere near accomplishing the amount of deficit reduction needed to put the government on sustainable path.

"They haven't reformed the tax code…they haven't done anything to slow the rate of health care, they haven't dealt with the defense budget overruns, to the rate of growth of the economy, they haven't made Social Security sustainably solvent. There's trillions more of hard work we've gotta do."

Allan Simpson went further, calling the failure to control entitlement spending "madness."

"Ten thousand [Americans] a day are turning 65," Simpson told me. "This is madness. And life expectancy is 78.1, and in five years will be 80. Who is kidding who? This will eat a hole through America."
This is the problem POTUS. Nothing will happen unless you are willing to SACRIFICE, COMPROMISE, and GET TOUGH AND LEAD. This is now your legacy ASSHOLE. Your 4 more years will see a deficit that outstrips all of the other President's since deficits in total.

You need to be impeached because the Good of the Nation is not your # 01 priority. Actions speak louder than words POTUS.

Colton , OR