Obama Needs to Listen to His Representative in Congress AND Follow Lead of Minnesota Governor

By John W. Lillpop

President Obama is getting plenty of free tutelage these days from both sides of the political spectrum concerning his infantile, hussy-fit approach to solving the debt-ceiling crisis.

The first pearl of wisdom comes from Joe Walsh, who just happens to be the U.S. Representative for the North Suburban neighborhood of Chicago.

Walsh tells Obama: “quit lying” which is about as forthright as one can get.
The Walsh message is described in part below and is seen at the You Tube link in reference one:

CHICAGO (CBS) – North suburban Republican Congressman Joe Walsh has a new YouTube video on his website – where he tells President Barack Obama to “quit lying” about the impact of not raising the national debt ceiling by Aug. 2.

In a nearly three-minute video released Wednesday, Walsh says, “President Obama, quit lying.” He claims there is plenty of money to pay federal debts and cover the costs of social security benefits, even if the debt ceiling isn’t raised by the deadline.

Obama has said the nation will default if Congress doesn’t raise the national debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion by Aug. 2. The president told CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley that he could not guarantee that Social Security checks would go out next month if a deal on the debt wasn’t reached.

Walsh says that’s not true, but Republican leaders don’t dispute it. However, they have disagreed with the White House on the best way to make up for more borrowing. The president wants to raise taxes on the wealthy , but Republicans favor major cuts in spending.”

Meanwhile, in the great state of Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton has stepped up and exerted leadership in order to end the government shutdown in that state.

As reported, in part, at Reference 2:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican
leaders are returning to budget talks, with a 2 p.m. meeting in Dayton’s office.

The meeting comes after the governor sent a letter Thursday morning to House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, saying he "reluctantly" agrees to accept the Republican budget proposal from June 30 if it will end the government shutdown .

“Despite my serious reservations about your plan, I have concluded that continuing the state government shutdown would be even more destructive for too many Minnesotans,” Dayton wrote in the letter.

“Therefore, I am willing to agree to something I do not agree with – your proposal – in order to spare our citizens and our state from further damage.”

Dayton said accepting the offer, with conditions, would bridge a $1.4 billion gap between him and the Republican leadership without any more drastic cuts to essential services.

"If this gets resolved and gets Minnesota back to work in the next few days, then it doesn't matter what people say about me,” Dayton said.”

Now THAT is a selfless politician doing what is best for the people, rather than storming out of negotiations and crying “enough is enough.”

Joe Walsh and Mark Dayton: Showing the way for a community organizer stuck in the quagmire of his own ego and press clippings.

Listen and learn, President Obama!

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Reference 2

Read more: Dayton Agrees to Republican Budget to End Minnesota Shutdown http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/politics/mn-shutdown-dayton-agrees-republican-budget-july-14-2011#ixzz1S6ibuoUc