3. So one Congressman (and not Obama) said that Medicare age increase should be off the table, as
well as Social Security.
In your view, does this Congressman now have the authority represent the White House views as well as his own?
If he doesn't have the authority to represent the White Houses views, what difference do his views make?
And where is this phrase "off the table" coming from?
The last time that some of us heard it was when the Congressmen from the Democratic Party re-took Congress in 2006 and Pelosi immediately excused all that Bush and Cheney had done, and excused all that they could do in their remaining two years, by letting it be known as the Speaker of the House that impeachment was "off the table."