I supported Obama in 2008 and intend to vote for him again in 2012. But on this issue, he is simply wrong.
As good as this job program is, it is unrealistic to expect that this Congress will fund it 100 percent with tax increases rather than funding it with a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts.
Instead of making Congress an offer it could not refuse, the president has made Congress an offer he knows they will not accept…
Why would the president make a funding proposal that he knows Congress will reject?
The most likely explanation is that his jobs program was a campaign document — not a real plan for putting people back to work.