Friday, December 9, 2011
No more mr. Nice guy " Obama
Barack Obama’s deficit plan No more Mr Nice Guy In his plans for jobs and the budget, the president is striking a more partisan tone Sep 24th 2011 | WASHINGTON, DC | from the print edition FOR a few days in July Barack Obama and John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, flirted with the idea of a “grand bargain” to hold down entitlement spending while increasing tax revenue. This, they briefly hoped, might unite their parties behind a durable solution to America’s deficit. But if any hope of such a grand bargain remained, it evaporated this week.