Obama says hopes for deficit deal by Christmas

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beeRational wrote:

“I’ll go anywhere and I’ll do whatever it takes to get this done,” he said. “It’s too important for Washington to screw this up.”

New thought: Why not STAY IN WASHINGTON and work it out with Congress?
Otherwise, you should have just said “I’ll go anywhere and I’ll do whatever it takes to get my way.” Must you all act like two year olds? Is compromise a dirty word? WHY CAN’T YOU ALL WORK TOGETHER????? Can’t you tell from the last election, that most of us are from the middle, and not the far right or far left?

Nov 28, 2012 2:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Pilgrim1620 wrote:

Why doesn’t our President stay in DC and LEAD the effort to avoid the cliff? This is a republic and, at least in the short term, the power rests in Washington with Congress. All the tweets in the world won’t make up for the lack of his leadership. It’s politics in action without caring about solving the problems.
It looks to me that he wants us to go off the cliff and then blame Republicans for the effects. Having reelected this demagogue we deserve whatever happens. Leading from behind?

Nov 28, 2012 2:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

If their is a deal, the middle class will lose, almost certainly.

The rich and the war mongers will win. The country will sink like a stone, and then there will never be a significant rise in the economy of this country. We will march irrevocably into the Third World, complete with a military junta and an upper class and a 90%+ poverty and disease ridden peasantry. But the wars will continue. Nieman Marcus and Cartier will continue to prosper, and the bribe money will continue to flow to “our” politicians.

These are dark times for America.

Nov 28, 2012 2:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Christmas deal, I like it. Bush tax cuts expire, hot chocolate by the fireplace and pies in the oven, Grover Norquist starts crying like Karl Rove on TV. And a new era is heralded in. Sounds cozy. Let’s do it.

Nov 28, 2012 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
beofaction wrote:

Translation: Let’s raise taxes and do nothing about spending. That’s like saying my employer is to blame for me being in debt because he hasn’t given me a raise! Debt occurs because of SPENDING TOO MUCH – period! In our case, ENTITLEMENT SPENDING! Take a look at Europe as it spirals down to fiscal hell and ask yourself why we are emulating them? We haven’t seen anything yet. Wait until Obamacare kicks in! But then again, we’ve just re-elected an administration that has the sole historic dubious honor of running trillion dollar deficits every year, so I guess the majority of the nation must be content to join the Europeans in fiscal hell…

Nov 28, 2012 4:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

beofaction, not sure where you got the idea that spending cuts are not involved. They are set to occur across the board.

Nov 28, 2012 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
todnwth wrote:

Obama campaign on raising taxes on the top two percent and no can deny that. As far I can remember, I do not ever remember a president being elected prior to this year campaigning on raising taxes on anyone, yet he did and was elected so the people must be backing his promise to raise the taxes on the riches back to the 2000 level.
The republicans can say anything they want, but Obama holds the all the aces for as I am concerned and they should vote to raise the tax on the rich and go on from there!!!

Nov 28, 2012 4:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
todnwth wrote:

Obama campaign on raising taxes on the top two percent and no can deny that. As far I can remember, I do not ever remember a president being elected prior to this year campaigning on raising taxes on anyone, yet he did and was elected so the people must be backing his promise to raise the taxes on the riches back to the 2000 level.
The republicans can say anything they want, but Obama holds the all the aces for as I am concerned and they should vote to raise the tax on the rich and go on from there!!!

Nov 28, 2012 4:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
stambo2001 wrote:

Barry needs to LOOK like he’s doing something, he has no plan to actually DO anything. Instead of rolling up his sleeves and working a compromise he wants to fly around the country whining and crying to the same morons that elected him. If they go over the cliff he knows that the ignorant public will just blame the republicans, so why would he try and do anything? It’s win, win for him. If the republicans cave on their beliefs barry wins. If they go over the cliff the republicans get blamed, he wins again. America is so, so very broken.

Nov 28, 2012 5:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
elfenstar wrote:

when January 1st comes and 2 million unemployed lose their benefits and another 1 million 3 months later, by April the unemployment rate should be about 5% and the economy will be shrinking from lack of spending and more people depending on a fragile network of food stamps and medical care. they don’t spend, then it’s a recession all over again. this is NOT just a tax issue.

Nov 29, 2012 1:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
elfenstar wrote:

when January 1st comes and 2 million unemployed lose their benefits and another 1 million 3 months later, by April the unemployment rate should be about 5% and the economy will be shrinking from lack of spending and more people depending on a fragile network of food stamps and medical care. they don’t spend, then it’s a recession all over again. this is NOT just a tax issue.

Nov 29, 2012 1:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
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