Friday, June 03, 2011

Diane Black asks for Obama's Debt Reduction Plan

Tennessee's Diane Black said she plans to send a letter from the freshmen to President Obama asking for his plan and asking what Plan B. is if a deal is not struck by August 2, the date Geithner has said the U.S. can no longer pay some of its debts.

"We asked specifically for a plan, a specific plan scored by CBO," Black said, referring to the nonpartisan, number-crunchers at the Congressional Budget Office. "It's awfully difficult to talk and have a conversation" without a White House plan, she said.

And what was Geithner's reaction to this demand, which some say is a strategy to deflect criticism of the House GOP budget with its unpopular plan to overhaul Medicare?

"They don't intend to have one. Not a public one. Negotiations behind closed doors," Noem told Fox News.