Obviously, right? I mean, come on, he’s the President. He’s the one in charge of the budget, right?
What’s that? The House of Representatives controls the budget under Article I?
Well. Um. Sure, but he’s the President. Surely he can do something.
“What more do you think I can do?” Obama asked at a Press Conference recently. “I’m the President, not a Dictator.”
In all seriousness, this is a problem for both sides and any attempt to make it look one-sided is completely partisan.
At the same time, it should be noted that when this whole thing started, Boener said he got “98% of what he wanted” in the deal. So maybe that’s why he’s not willing to compromise.
We’ll see who ultimately takes the blame for this.