House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) suggested on during an interview with Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday’ that now is not the time to talk about finding solutions to vast problems that continue to plague the country.
That’s right. After the criticism and dissection of the GOP’s ‘Pledge for America’ last week showed it is nothing more than a recycling of 20 year old policies Boehner is now taking another route: not talking about solutions.
WALLACE: But forgive me, sir. I mean, isn’t the right time to have the adult conversation now before the election when you have this document? Why not make a single proposal to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?
BOEHNER: Chris, this is what happens here in Washington. When you start down that path, you just invite all kinds of problems. I know. I’ve been there. I think we need to do this in a more systemic way and have this conversation first. Let’s not get to the potential solutions. Let’s make sure Americans understand how big the problem is. Then we can begin to talk about possible solutions and then work ourselves into those solutions that are doable.