On the Sunday talk shows, yesterday, President Barack Obama’s Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said, that
[T]he White House plan has “balance” and “detail” but he’s willing to hear suggested improvements.
Then he said with his wide-eyed innocent expression,
But what we cannot do is figure out what works for them. The ball really is with them now.
This cynically ignores the fact that he knows full well “what works for” the Republicans. They’ve made that clear through two House-passed budgets; although it’s possible (barely, but this is Geithner, who misses simple things like his personal taxes) Geithner missed this since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) refused to allow even talk about these budgets to occur on the Senate floor. Republicans made clear all last summer and fall “what works for them,” also.