You guys think a Republican would do a worse job, but it isn't true. If you listen to the Republican candidates they all want to work toward a balanced budget while you hear Obama saying he wants to raise the debt ceiling and taxes by another $1.2 trillion.
Don't get it wrong, he's not stupid, but he is a socialist and wants to bring socialism to America and do away with capitalism as we all know. He is influenced by Keynesian economics and driven by Saul Alinsky's radical agenda. His love for Cloward & Piven while studying under Frank Marshall Davis years ago which has made him a communist supporter to say the least. This can all be googled and verified. Barack Obama gaffes, from the most intelligent human that the left wing could find to guide them to socialism.
The final fights of the year revolved around measures due to expire on Dec. 31: a payroll tax cut and extension of unemployment benefits that were part of a deal reached by Mr. Obama and Republicans in 2010, and an item that has been dealt with annually by Congress for years — the “doc fix’' to prevent steep cuts in Medicare payments to providers The debate has centered around the payroll tax cut, which reduced the tax paid by employees and the self-employed from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent —. Both parties have said they want to extend it although many conservative Republicans in the House initially said they were reluctant. Reaching an agreement was complicated first by questions of whether the cost should be offset — the 2010 tax deal was not — and how; by environmental provisions put forward by the House; and by a House proposal to limit access to unemployment benefits.