From The Hill:
President Obama on Friday kept up the pressure on Republicans to agree to revenue increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, claiming 80 percent of the public supports Democrats’ demand for tax increases.
“The American people are sold,” Obama said. “The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically.”…
Ok, Mr. President, then have Harry Reid pass a debt deal through the Senate which includes tax increases…get those 53 Democrat Senators on record as doing the will of the people. After all, if the people are “sold” on it, then the Democrat majority in the Senate should be happy to oblige the people…there can’t be the slightest worry that a Democrat up for re-election in 2012 will vote against because, as you say, the people are “sold” on it.
Time to put up or shut up, Mr. President…don’t ask us GOPers to be the tax collectors for Big Government. Do it yourself – if you can.
UPDATE: From Gallup –
Might want to re-think that “sold” bit there, Mr. President.
UPDATE II: We’re all raaaaacists for not raising the debt ceiling.