Don’t tell the opposition you’re bluffing. Just common Kenyan sense. Besides takes all the mystery out of the negotiations, when everybody knows you are just lying.
President Barack Obama may summon congressional leaders to a Camp David summit this weekend after the latest round of White House negotiations on the deficit ended on a tense note and Moody’s Investors Service warned the stalemate could jeopardize the U.S.’s credit rating.
Obama told the lawmakers they have until tomorrow to decide whether they can reach a deal to cut the deficit or settle for a way to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling before U.S. borrowing authority expires Aug. 2, two Democratic officials said.
The increasing tension between Democrats and Republicans was underscored by dueling accounts of a White House meeting that ended sourly. Obama “got very agitated” and left the room after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suggested a vote on a smaller deal, Cantor said in an interview.
“Don’t call my bluff; I am going to the American people,” Obama said, according to Cantor, a Virginia Republican
Ah yes, and what you going to say to them? You spend all their money and now you’re broke?