Mike Huckabee News
Mar 16 2013
Will breaking bread together help break a budget stalemate?... After weeks of campaign-style attacks failed to avert the sequestration spending cuts, President Obama is trying a new tactic: sitting down to eat with Republicans. Last week, he hosted a dozen GOP senators to dinner at a DC hotel. Friday, he invited House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan to the White House for a lunch of sea bass. Then on Saturday, both parties shared more sea bass at the annual Gridiron Club dinner. This sudden burst of bipartisan gastronomy raises two questions: One, why didn’t they do this sooner? Saturday, I welcomed three fellow former governors, from both parties, to my TV show, and we all agreed that the first thing we did when we had to cut state budgets was to meet with opposition leaders in private and work out a deal. It shouldn’t have taken until after the sequester – and well into Obama’s second term –to figure that out. And the second question: Why all the sea bass? I say, if they can’t even afford White House tours, then let ‘em eat peanut butter and jelly.