Our country came close to the edge of the “fiscal cliff” but through eleventh-hour bipartisan talks and congressional agreements the economical disaster was averted. Mr. Obama obligated to his duty as president watched from the sidelines during the fiscal drama then gave a speech as if he had just won the election while he berated members of Congress instead of praising them for getting the job done.
Stephanie Condon, CBS News correspondent agreed in her report, “To top things off, he took the opportunity to rib Congress for their dysfunction - a curious move at a time when it's their votes the president should be seeking, not their criticism.”
And that folks is the true state of the union, one where the commander-in-chief throws Congress over the “Fiscal” cliff with cutting remarks that created laughter among middle-class taxpayers and Obama supporters gathered at the White House. Obama's "cheerleaders" gave him the seal of approval with their smiles and laughter making things appear alright in America, when they are not.
Mr. Obama addressed the nation ahead of the vote and announced that “it appears and agreement...is in sight” speaking on the “fiscal cliff”, however; one has to wonder what contributions the president offered during the entire fiscal cliff drama besides threatening congressional members with a "do it or else" rhetoric.
In classic Obama-style he could only find fault in Congress for not doing a good enough job instead of praising them for working together and bringing the threat of economic collapse to an end. He made fun at a time where all jokes should have been put aside in this serious matter, while millions of taxpayers stressed about the year ahead he made light of their situation.
Both republicans and democrats are glad the "fiscal cliff" has been diverted and citizens can celebrate a series of tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in this year.
Congress members did a remarkable job reaching an agreement with the help of Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.