The president is ready for his close-up.
President Barack Obama will appear this Sunday on NBC's 'Meet the Press' to discuss the looming fiscal cliff (and maybe to have David Gregory arrested in person).
Obama will sit down with Gregory, the moderator on 'Meet the Press,' to discuss how the negotiations are going, where they currently stand and the possibility of a compromise before we all head over the cliff. This will be the 11th time Obama has appeared on the show, but only the second since he became president in 2009. He appeared in 2009 when the Senate was nearing a vote on his health care plan, which they eventually approved.
Obama has kept a relatively low profile since winning re-election over Mitt Romney in November. His only TV appearance was with Barbara Walters and his wife, Michelle. I am not sure whether his appearance on 'Meet the Press' is a good sign for an agreement or a bad one. What do you think?
A vote on how to deal with the Budget Control Act of 2011 is expected Monday. As is, the act will cut deeply into more than 1,000 governmental programs and push through a two percent increase on workers beginning in 2013.