Carney: Cut, Cap and Balance was just a waste of time
Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney resorted to cheap shots and evasion when Fox White House correspondent Ed Henry pressed him for details about the president’s plan to reduce the deficit in return for a debt ceiling increase. Today, he dismissed the work it took for the Republican Study Committee to actually craft a plan (yes, that would be Cut, Cap and Balance!) as a waste of time.
“We have been intensely engaged in negotiations and conversations and proposals … in search of a solution to this problem that’s balanced and fair,” Carney said at today’s White House briefing with reporters. “One of the problems we face here is that while we were engaged in that … we were told the House had to go through the ritual of debating, crafting, debating and voting on a measure that everyone knew from the start would never become law. That ate up a week.”