Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday that President Obama is “outsourcing” negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff” — the automatic spending cuts and tax increases that will take effect in 2013 unless Republicans and Democrats can reach a deal.
“What we’re seeing here is a monumental failure of presidential leadership,” Mr. Barrasso said in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The president’s the only person with a pen who can sign this. And it’s the president’s responsibility to work on something that the House will pass, the Senate will pass and that he will sign. But he is outsourcing this.”
“We’re trying to line up a Rubik’s Cube right now, and we’re not there yet. We’re meeting later today. This is going to continue, I think, on until tomorrow.”
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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper’s coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper’s Web site. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as ...
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