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‘A lot of energy’ in Obama’s meeting
at White House with liberal groups

The Hill (DC), by Amie Parnes & Niall Stanage

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/14/2012 4:54:15 AM

President Obama and the heads of several labor unions and prominent liberal groups met at the White House on Tuesday at an event that was more pep rally than negotiating session. Obama and the participants largely focused on areas on which they agree: in particular, the need to extend low tax rates for the middle class while letting them expire for wealthier households, according to people who attended the 45-minute meeting. There was much less talk about possible areas of disagreement between Obama and his progressive partners, such as on cuts to entitlement spending.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/14/2012 5:21:58 AM     (No. 9012945)

This was nothing but an asinine stunt being chaired by the most asinine president in US history.

It´s completely disgusting that the MSM in this country would rather see the country go down the tubes than have their wonder boy tarnished in any way.

Anybody that thinks the left would be happy and go away with a tax increase on the rich are crazy. You´re going to see "fat tax" proposals soon enough as fast food is targeted also. Who cares if they introduce millions of workers into the workforce in low skilled jobs.The left doesn´t care who it kills off in their lust for more revenue.

It´s a matter of self survival. The left is dead in the water without government funding.And they consume trillions in the process.Even iwth trillions in government spending the growth rate is 1.5-2%,so how does that happen.

Wealth redistribution is actually middle class wealth going to rich liberals at the top and poor liberals at the bottom,that´s why you see no growth out of massive gov´t spending.Rich liberals sit on their money and poor liberals spend on things like drugs and cheap merchandise made overseas.

The Small Business Administration has been co-opted by the social justice crowd. These people know ways to bilk the government out of loans in which they´´re held personally harmless.Just look at how the Solyndra crooks made off with their personal money intact,sticking the taxpayers with the losses.Stealing gov´t money is a disease with liberals.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: get er done, 11/14/2012 5:59:12 AM     (No. 9012962)

A lot of energy, but no solution to the problems THEY created.

Liberals are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. As Mark Levin would say, "What a bunch of dopes!"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 11/14/2012 6:12:15 AM     (No. 9012976)

Just love the priorities of the O cabal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/14/2012 6:35:57 AM     (No. 9013001)

BS. They want to increase taxes on all "legal" Americans.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/14/2012 6:38:57 AM     (No. 9013005)

Just the witch getting her flying monkeys ready - a lot of energy figuring out how to waster, throw away and confiscate my money!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/14/2012 6:43:43 AM     (No. 9013017)

I wonder how much this Party-to-thank-his-leftist-supporters at the W.H cost the TAXPAYERS in this Country yesterday. BTW, anyone who believes obama is going to "cut entitlements" must have voted for him, because they are too dumb to be Republicans.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 11/14/2012 7:46:14 AM     (No. 9013145)

Twas the night before Christmas.....can you imagine the wish list this group of monsters put together at that meeting?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/14/2012 9:21:38 AM     (No. 9013415)

Did you read the full list of participants? Posted yesterday. Heads of four unions. The rest of the participants were from some of the scariest progressive organizations in the country, two of them affiliated with George Soros.

This was another attempt - in the White House - at what Glenn Beck described as "top down, bottom up" community activism. These organizations are into mobilizing the communities to put pressure on their representatives in Washington in order to get what the leaders of the groups want. And what they want is a far left progressive agenda. Same as Obie.

•Mary Kay Henry, SEIU
•Lee Saunders, AFSCME
•Dennis Van Roekel, NEA
•Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO
•Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress
•John Podesta, Center for American Progress
•Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
•Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project
•Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
•Justin Ruben, MoveOn
•Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change

This list hits many of the major unions and liberal organizations that are urging the president to hold firm on his commitment to end tax cuts for wealthier families and to protect major entitlement programs.


http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/11/union-leaders-set-to-meet-with-obama-wednesday-149341.html

Posted here: http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=711813

Read the Mission statement for Center for Community Change and you´ll understand what this meeting was really about:

http://www.communitychange.org/page/about


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