This New York Times article discusses the finger point game that is being played with the tax payer dollars. With the fiscal cliff coming soon their appears to be no stopping the speeding car that is the federal budget. With both sides pointing fingers at each other saying this side is to blame or this, one nothing is getting done. Maybe both sides should set aside their own taxes and worry more about the people the are paid to represent. “there’s just no reason why 98 percent of Americans have to see their taxes go up because some members of Congress on the Republican side want to block tax rate increases for 2 percent of the wealthiest Americans,” Mr. Geithner said.
Should a new deal not be reached where would the blame fall ? Most Americans would blame the president as he has become very powerful and the central figure in American politics. However is it fair to place sole blame on the president ? After all it takes both sides to compromise and as powerful as the president is he cannot force compromise.