Obama takes "fiscal-cliff" campaign to middle-class

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soulice wrote:

still campaigning…

Dec 06, 2012 6:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
Gen wrote:

I can not help but notice that as the President talks a lot about ‘green issues’ he is burning a lot of carbon out on the road…..

Dec 06, 2012 6:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jose3 wrote:

Where are these polls coming from? We are being told not to cut medicaid, don’t cut the military, and everyone wants Hillary for presidient.

My plan is:

1. Cut the military budget in half.
2. Replace all medicaid pain medicine with marijuana.
3. Get a non-prohibitionist to be president (not Hilary.)

Dec 06, 2012 8:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
jjparkerjim wrote:

What a waste you won already now go do some work and get off the campaign trail.
Oh I forgot you don’t know how to work you never had a real job!!!

Dec 06, 2012 8:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
r.u.crazy wrote:

Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump! There’s nothing to fear including the dribble from the politicians. The economy is going to tank anyway, we know and they know it. It’s just a matter of who’s going to take the fall over it.

Dec 06, 2012 8:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
soulice wrote:

@jose3 – comes back in 2016 and read this… my fear is we will have a Hillary/E. Warren ticket. Not that I want that, but….

Dec 06, 2012 8:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
jpw1023 wrote:

If the president would spend his time talking with Congress instead of traveling all over the country whining to sympathetic citizens, we might see some resolution to financial mess this country is in.

Dec 06, 2012 8:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
Douglas4517 wrote:

“Oh, woe is us,” the middle class cries, “If only the rich paid more so we could pay less!

“We don’t want to pay ‘our fair share’, make the rich do it!”

It doesn’t matter that the rich will get the money from us (and the poor) to pay those tax increases, it sounds good to us. So what if prices on those goods and services the “rich” supply increase, where else would the money come from?

And when the tax increase on the “rich” fails to do anything more than give the government more money to spend, where will they look next to increase revenues?

Dec 06, 2012 9:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
surlyujest wrote:

This “president” never ceases to amaze me. We are talking about the overall management of our (taxpayers’) money here. His response to anyone objecting to his not having personal sit-downs with various government committees and panels is that “with the current technology at his disposal there is no need to”, yet he flies all over the country (at our expense) to go on various TV shows and to meet with people (of his choosing) that have absolutely nothing to do with making the final decisions on our fiscal SNAFU. Pure photo-ops! YET, he doesn’t want to have C-SPAN covering any “negotiations” on the matter. If anything needs to be “brought to light”, it’s the way this man operates.

Dec 06, 2012 10:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
smokeys wrote:

I love the false alternatives that the president is so fond of… “Because Republicans won’t accept my plan, in it’s entirety, they are FOR tax increases on the middle class.” Hogwash. No GOP member wants higher taxes on the middle class. Knock off the nonsense. There’s more than one way to skin a cat and there’s more than one way to avoid a tax increase on the middle class. In fact there are probably infinite ways. If the president were to take a step down off his pedestal he might actually see them.

Dec 06, 2012 10:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
surlyujest wrote:

This “president” never ceases to amaze me. We are talking about the overall management of our (taxpayers’) money here. His response to anyone objecting to his not having personal sit-downs with various government committees and panels is that “with the current technology at his disposal there is no need to”, yet he flies all over the country (at our expense) to go on various TV shows and to meet with people (of his choosing) that have absolutely nothing to do with making the final decisions on our fiscal SNAFU. Pure photo-ops! YET, he doesn’t want to have C-SPAN covering any “negotiations” on the matter. If anything needs to be “brought to light”, it’s the way this man operates.

Dec 06, 2012 10:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
Tuscar wrote:

He has never said Republicans are for raising taxes on the middle class. He has said Republicans are willing to allow taxes to go up on the middle class to save tax cuts for the top 2%. There is a difference. Stop watching Fox non-news.

Dec 06, 2012 11:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
surlyujest wrote:

This would be simple if there were a bill that was to leave the cuts for the 98% ALONE. But no they have to hide other things in their bills (both sides) like the ceiling debt debacle. That’s probably why they don’t want negotiation publicized.

Dec 06, 2012 11:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
moonhill wrote:

Obama doesn’t want an agreement on this. He wants deadlock so he can blame the Republicans. He is the best president in history at blaming others for his lack of leadership.

Dec 06, 2012 2:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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