Obama's top political adviser David Axelrod said Tuesday that the administration was unwilling to break up the president’s $447 billion jobs plan if Republicans were only receptive to passing certain elements.Well, apparently the blowback was swift enough.
"We're not in a negotiation to break up the package. It's not an à la carte menu. It's a strategy to get this country moving,” Axelrod said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America."
"The president has a package; the package works together. We need to do many things to get this economy moving," Axelrod said.
President Obama wants Congress to pass his jobs bill as is and quickly, but he would not veto individual bills if Congress broke the American Jobs Act into pieces.Oh, so Obama is now making demands, huh? Well, for starters, maybe he ought to actually have the bill entered in the House.
Senior administration officials said that if House Republicans were to separate the employee payroll tax cuts, for example, Obama would sign that bill and then demand that Congress move forward with the rest of the package.
No Democrats have yet done this. Why?
In the meantime, you'll have happy to know Obama plans to use his tax hikes to pay for more high-speed rail. Winning the future or something.