Today, President Obama said he would put forward his own “recommendations” to the super committee regarding deficit reduction. We wonder if – this time – the White House will make those specific recommendations and put a detailed plan down on paper? Or will the President just give another vague speech?
It was only two weeks ago when the Administration scoffed at reporters who asked the White House to release a detailed deficit reduction plan on paper.
- President Obama: “I intend to present my own recommendations over the coming weeks on how we should proceed.” (Press Conference, 8/8/11)
White House Press Briefing July 26, 2011
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.
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.
- Watch The Exchange HERE