After listening to both sides of the continuing budget debates, I am convinced that Speaker of the House John Boehner needs to hold tough with the President and not concede to a budget agreement that includes raising taxes.
Anyway, the President is saying that he is taking some risks in conceding to the Republicans in order to get a budget deal done by early August. Well, heavy is the head that wears the crown, sir - you don't get points for upsetting people in your party - that's a given, if you are doing the job right.
Stay strong, Mr. Speaker! Get this budget deal done right! We need jobs, and we need them NOW. Breadlines may be all the rage again if you don't.