Today, under intense pressure to produce the President’s debt limit plan, the White House asked, “do you need something printed for you?” House Republicans have put forth multiple plans (posted online and yes, available in print) to avoid default and get our fiscal house in order by cutting spending and implementing serious budget reforms.
We are seven days out from August 2nd and the Administration has yet to release a plan.
Chuck Todd: Why not release the last offer that Boehner made you? You said if you don’t want to release your own plan, release that one. If that’s the last deal he made and you are willing to go back with a few minor tweaks release it.
Jay Carney: We have shown a lot of leg on what we were proposing.
Chuck Todd: Where?
Jay Carney: From the podium, right here.
Todd: Why not just release that plan?
Carney: You need something printed for you? You can’t write it down? There is ample detail
Jake Tapper: That’s not a plan. It was details of a plan, but it wasn’t a plan in the same way we are getting a plan on the House side or on the Senate side.
Chuck Todd: We don’t know what the Medicare thing is, we don’t know what the Social Security part of this is ...
Chuck Todd: Why not put it out there? You guys went before the American people last night and said call your Members of Congress we want a compromise. Well you had a plan you were making the case for, that sounded like the compromise release it to the public.
Watch the Full Exchange Here