July 27th, 2011
12:19 AM ET

Raw Politics: We have a political crisis, says Gergen

Editor's note: Gloria Boger and David Gergen weigh in on the debt ceiling talks in Washington and why a deal has been elusive.

Related: Lawmakers struggle to break stalemate in debt talks

Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Raw Politics
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Jeff Taylor, PA-C @ Duke

    Unbelievable!!! The republicans just absolutely don't hear the majority of the US public. Why are they stuck on not raising taxes on the wealthy, when the richest 2% are willing ready and able to pay a little more? Why can't they see that 30 plus years of trickle down economics just has't worked, plug the loopholes, stop the subsides to huge corporations? It's because their constituents are lobbyists, not the hard working american people! GET OVER IT! Increase demand not supply. Pay our already spent debts, and stop holding the country and the world hostage to get your way.

    July 27, 2011 at 11:17 pm |
  2. Tammy

    Two words.....Term Limits!!!!

    July 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  3. Tammy

    I have been a registered voter for over 20 years and I always feel as if I'm voting for the lessor of two evils! They are all out for numero uno (themselves and their money backers). WAKE UP AMERICA OUR GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE GENERAL POPULATION. They speak out of both sides of their mouths! They tell you what you want to hear at election time and once they are elected forget you!!!!!!

    July 27, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  4. walter walker

    When will the 2%ers quit sitting on their hands and acknowledge that they should and can pay more taxes and show support for the elimination of loop holes for corporations?? Seems the wealthy will be hurt the most in the long run if we don't fix our debt problems. Any default or credit rating drop will certainly increase the cost of doing business for everybody and will cost the government (tax [payers) more in interest.

    July 27, 2011 at 10:33 am |
  5. Snowowl123

    Political crisis isn't the word for it. More like over-paid egotists not listening to their voters and forgetting they're in Washington to SERVER us, not push their own agenda down the other party's throats. Time for Congress (and the President) to do what's right for the country.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:49 am |