Debt debate underscores lack of leadership in Washington

Republicans claim Democrats will not cede any ground on cuts to entitlements. Democrats claim that Republicans will not budge on “tax cuts for the rich.” While both parties exchange rhetorical salvos and play the blame game, neither seem prepared to be honest with the American people o what it will take to right the nation’s fiscal ship.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama stands on the sidelines seemingly willing only to offer occasional commentary, rather than demonstrating presidential leadership, notes columnist Robert Samuelson. Read Samuelson’s full opinion piece on the lack of leadership plaguing Washington’s lawmakers.

 

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