Sen. Mike Johanns doesn’t expect much to get done in Washington for the next few months as the election season ramps up.
Johanns, a Republican, says that President Obama, a Democrat, is in election mode.
“If the CEO isn’t willing to lead the effort, then the effort isn’t going to go very far,” Johanns tells Nebraska Radio Network. “That would be true whether you’re president of a small business or a large business or you’re president of the United States or you’re mayor of your community.”
Johanns says the biggest challenge facing the federal government is the growing federal debt. He doesn’t foresee anything getting done until after the November elections. Johanns says neither the president now Congress wants to tackle tough issues in these months leading up to the general election.
The election will come, though. Either President Obama will win re-election or a newly inaugurated President Romney will take over. A new Congress will be sworn in. An old problem will face them, a difficult problem. Johanns says action must follow the elections.
“This is not sustainable; the debt and the deficit. This isn’t going to work for us and it won’t work for us very much longer,” according to Johanns. “You can’t owe this much money and expect it to turn out well.”