Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), vice-chair of the Democrat Caucus and member of the president’s debt commission (also called the fiscal commission), did a stint on C-Span on Thursday. Becerra also sits on the powerful Ways and Means Committee. As he talked about President Barack Obama’s hopes for a green economy, he turned to a major platform for Democrats—blame it all on Bush.
Becerra suggested Obama’s goals are stymied because of Republican ‘obstructionists’ in the Senate. As he theorized about why the economy isn’t getting better, his positions are a key indicator of the real obstructionists to the economy—Democrats.