WASHINGTON (AP ) — President-elect Barack Obama plunged into rare pre-inaugural crisis talks with congressional leaders Monday, declaring the national economy was “bad and getting worse” and embracing tax cuts now expected to reach $300 billion. But he also met with Republicans in an effort to build broad support for quick action.
“This is not a Republican problem or a Democratic problem at this stage,” he said. “It is an American problem and we’re going to all have to chip in and do what the American people expect.”
He is not going to get it Mrs. Pelosi didn’t get the memo, Connie Hair, Human Events :
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi’s proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office.
Pelosi’s rule changes — which may be voted on today — will reverse the fairness rules that were written around Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”
Mrs Pelosi will see to it that the recovery, or lack thereof, will be strictly a democrat show.