Daniels - whom you clearly know nothing about - was OMB director for the first three years of the Bush administration when there was a Republican controlled Congress and the decisions were made to extend tax cuts AND invade two countries. That took us from having a surplus to have a deficit and doubled the debt. A responsible person would have said, we can't do both.
Maybe Daniel's did say that, Christian, but it's not like it was his decision to make. Those were decisions voted on, and passed, by Congress and signed off on by the President. Also, be careful when you start throwing accusations around when it comes to "doubling the debt", since those words could come back to bite you when holding the current administration accountable for debt incurred that was voted on, and passed, by a Democratic congress and President between 2008 and 2010.
Basically this is an extreme partisan view. It boils down 1000's of hours of debate, votes from the legislative branch and puts it in the lap of Daniels.
It assumes Daniels was the person to say " STOP" you cannot do this.
For some reason Christian73 doesn't put the same burden on the President , his OMB, didn't even get a budget passed. This has cost the US government many billions in interest and a weaker dollar.
As time goes on, guaranteed, the weaker dollar's ramifications on the deficit will dwarf any so called "Bush tax cut" which Obama saw fit to continue in December. The nations credit score is significantly lower needlessly because the politically weak Democratic caucus , they could not even pass a budget. ( which is there responsibility)
There actions have made it very likely the US economy will never outgrow its deficit.
No one but Obama or a liberal is acceptable for Christian73. So you can just template his response.