Throughout this crisis, President Obama has urged the American people to call, email and tweet Republican congressmen to demand a bipartisan compromise.
Within minutes of the Business Insider reporting the Apple Corporation currently has more cash on hand than the U.S. Treasury, the president reiterated his request via Twitter for Americans to contact their legislators via Twitter to express their views.
After the president’s first request for Americans to contact their representatives, the phone lines both on Capitol Hill and at the White House were inoperable for days due to the high call volume. Despite the failure of this first request to force either side to reach a compromise, President Obama has again asked Americans to deluge congressional offices with calls.
As members of Congress and staff work long hours trying to pass plans and reach a compromise, resources are again being diverted to answering constituents’ calls, voicemails and tweets. If the president was as anxious as he claims to be to reach a deal, it would be advantageous for Congress to actually be able to do their jobs.
Earlier, Jonathan asked if it really is a disaster the president is seeking. With his latest request for a siege on Congress, it appears Obama is rooting for Armageddon.