3rd emphatic assertion on one page. and in the only one that you actually tried to prove your point you gave us this....<quoted text>
It's not Republicans who refuse to take any responsibility and refuse to look for new and better solutions from this point.
Obama says heís ready to bargain in good faith, albeit from the standpoint that additional deficit reduction should include tax revenue as well as more spending cuts. Conservatives say that the president has failed to lead.
But Steve Bell, a budget analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center who served for years as a Republican congressional staffer, says that these questions are not easy for Republicans, either. He says conservatives and liberals alike are aware of the risks of a voter backlash from tinkering with Social Security and health-care programs, which are the biggest driver of projected deficits in the long run.
"It's been this strange non-dialogue," he says.