This week, the House will pass a plan that addresses our debt and spending while taking action on the debt ceiling. And while the House once again acts responsibly, the administration still won’t present a plan or even say what cuts it’s willing to make to end Washington’s spending binge and the economic uncertainty that it’s creating. This unfortunate veto threat should make clear that the issue is not congressional inaction, but rather the President’s unwillingness to cut spending and restrain the future growth of our government.
Yesterday when Obama's veto threat first hit the news, I said "Despite all Obama's rhetoric to the contrary, he has no desire to rein in uncontrolled government spending. He has no desire to lower our deficit."
I stand by that today.
Passing the CCB Act through the House of Representatives is smart and would force the Democratically controlled Senate, where 23 Democratic members are up for reelection in 2012, to either pass it or reject it, all done publicly so voters will see exactly where the holdup is and who is blocking America from starting down the long path to become fiscally responsible.
Should it make it through the Senate, then Obama's veto would confirm to all Americans just where the buck stopped and who is preventing real "change."