YOUR FUTURE IN THEIR HANDS: THE PLAYERS SIT DOWN TO DECIDE THE FATE OF THE U.S. AND WORLD ECONOMY
1. President Barack Obama - Testy and impatient for a deal, on Wednesday the President warned Cantor, 'Eric, don't call my bluff,' After a dramatic back-and-forth with the Virginia Republican that made some in Cantor's party wince, Obama said: 'Enough is enough,' and left.
2. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - Says House Majority Leader Eric Cantor should not be part of the debt limit negotiations, calling him 'childish'.
3. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has proved implacable and yesterday said: 'Republicans will not be reduced to being the tax collectors for the Obama economy,' McConnell said. 'Don't expect any more cover from Republicans on it than you got on health care. None.'
4. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin - An open negotiator who previously called for an 'honest' debate over the debt ceiling, arguing lawmakers should heed recommendations suggesting 'everything' should be left on the table.
5. Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl - The Arizona senator remains doubtful of a successful conclusion to the talks. On Wednesday he said he no longer thinks a debt solution was possible 'as long as this president is in the Oval Office.'
6. Budget Director Jack Lew - He has previously said 'external forces,' such as recent warnings from credit rating agencies, were adding immediacy to the talks, but he warned Republicans against threatening to force the country to default on its debt if talks falter.
7. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner - Geithner has employed several accounting moves to allow the government to avoid a first-ever default. He warns that a default would rock the credit and stock markets and would force up the interest the government has to pay on its bonds.
8. Vice President Joe Biden - The VP is said to have taken on a 'fatherly' role in the talks, especially towards Cantor, as he tries to broker a deal.
9. White House Chief of Staff William Daley - He has previously said Obama wants lawmakers to 'step up and be leaders,' adding that the President was willing to accept a 'big deal'.
10. Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperlin - A key advisor to the President, Sperlin prompted a recent speech where Obama rubbished Paul Ryan’s deficit reduction plan as being an attack on old folks, college students, disabled kids and sick people.
11. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor - Both a key player and big pain to more seasoned negotiators in the White House talks, Cantor prompted Obama to storm out of Wednesday's meeting.
12 . House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - She has acted as a peace maker and a sounding board for Obama during the talks. She has commended Obama’s leadership during the negotiations and said that 'day in and day out, the president has respectfully listened, accommodated, engaged in the conversation in a in a very informed way.'
13. House Speaker John Boehner - A tough negotiator, Boehner is fighting his corner to prevent a raise in taxes. He has previously said working with the Democrats, 'Has been like dealing with Jell-O. Some days it's firmer than others. Sometimes it's like they've left it out over night.'
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Obama wants others to step up and be leaders while he storms out of the room in a childish snit because he came up against a person (unlike Pelosi :roll: ) that did not fall at his feet and worship him but dared to challenge him with an actual Budget. Something that the Dems, under PELOSI AND REID, have not put forward in years and when Obama finally did he couldn't get support for it even from his own party.
After he storms out of the talks he holds a press conference to terrorize old people by telling them they are not going to get their checks do to the Republicans unwillingness to raise taxes on people that actually create jobs unlike him. Then you have Daley saying Obama will accept a big deal but Obama says he will VETO the Republicans plans to CUT DEEP and BALANCE the budget. Geez this guy and all his feet kissing minions need to go like yesterday. But I fear with 95% of the media belonging to his feet kissing minion fan club the voters will not see him for the true failure that people in foreign countries have come to realize he is. :roll: