Hello Everybody. For the past couple months, I’ve been working with people in both parties — with the help of business leaders and ordinary Americans — to come together around a plan to grow the economy and shrink our deficits. It’s a balanced plan that protects the middle class, cuts spending in a responsible way and asks the wealthiest to pay a little more. I’ll keep working with anybody who’s serious about getting a comprehensive plan like this done. [Snip] But we’re now at the point where the law says that every American’s tax rates are going up.
As soon as the Dems come up with significant spending cuts that actually MEAN something, the Pubbies will go along. My fear is that the coward Republicans will go along anyway on anything. Serious cuts to say, defund the EPA, do away with Homeland Security and ATF, and then I awoke and taxes were sky high, spending was sky high and all was right in DC. s/o
It´s not just him. Obama is not the problem. He is a symptom of the problem. The problem is all the people who voted for him. Who believe him. Who think he knows what he is doing, that he is honest, that he is sincere when he claims to be above politics. The problem is American universities, which are crawling and infested with anti-American Leftists like Obama. The problem is the mass media, including the news and entertainment sectors, also riddled with Left wing partisan ideology. And of course the Democratic party, which is currently in the grip of Left wingers opposed to almost every single traditional American value.
There are tens of millions of adults who actually think Obama is on the right track and that the policies he and his Leftist pals are pushing will be good for the country. They really and truly believe this, and nothing, absolutely nothing anybody can say or do will change their minds. They are beyond listening to arguments and other viewpoints.
They are going to have to see and experience for themselves what happens.
The best thing is to go over the cliff and stay there. This country is in serious jeopardy as the number of those not paying any Federal income tax at all approaches 50%, while we are building a permanent unemployed class with benefits seemingly that are approaching infinity and disability claims are the new, early, early retirement plans.
I really do not want to pay more taxes but I prefer a system that more evenly takes from all of us rather than makes of us a nation of envy rather than aspiration.
While the political rherotic soars nobody seems to notice that fiscal year 2013, which started October 1, 2013 the borrowing makes the excesses of the past few years seem paltry.
For the first time the Social Security system has paid out more than it took in by $47B, putting it in the red. This only happened because Social Security revenues was foolishly cut by more than 20% for the past few years.
The Democrat strategy is to build a permanent voting class that pays absoulutely no taxes whatsoever but can be counted on to reliability vote for greater and greater taxes for those who have to support them. The Republicans, seemingly the inept, stupid party keep falling victim to this strategy.
So one more chance, let the sequestration on cuts go into effect, let the tax rates go up, stop permanent unemployment compensation, restore Social Security revenue and cut more spending or we won´t have to worry about falling off the clift, we will drop of Mt. Everest.
Light Worker...o light worker...when do you plan to get your FEET off the top of our desk. Your soles * the only ones you own* belong on the floor. Now WTP begin to attempt to teach you how to land properly once you jump that fiscal cliff. It´s all about landing on an empty head...yes... you WILL end up with a flat head and it won´t be pretty
In meetings in college and from then on, he was the guy who said little, contributed nothing, just sat there and soaked up what everyone else said.
In the Illinois State Sentate he voted Present. He only presented bills for vote that the Jones guy (powerhouse whose name I forget) took from the poor senator(s) who did all the work and handed to Obie to give him a PR boost.
In the U. S. Senate he voted Present. Or in ways that were counter to the best interests of the citizens of the United States.
Reply #11, you are so correct. I have never seen such a incompetent, useless, do nothing State Senator, Federal Senator, U.S. President. A coward afraid to speak for the U.S.A. against our complete enemies, a coward to do anything for the working Americans here. We need Herman Cain, or Colonel West, both now, they are real Americans.
Obama needs to do something about the wasteful spending that brought us to the edge of the cliff. His Gravy Train Committee must be the only people in Washington who actually work because the train is getting longer and moving faster. The Republicans were stupid enough to get caught in this no-win situation that is now called a cliff, a choice between raising taxes on everybody or raising taxes on the rich. Either way, it´s a forced tax increase with no spending cuts, exactly what Obama wanted.
If we had honest people at the networks they would be saying that obama has never worked a day in his life including the time he was in the senate. To have to listen to this fraud as his word means anything is infuriating!
You may remember earlier this year that President Obama, in a fit of pique over Congress actually allowing his sequester cuts idea to take effect, had White House public tours canceled to save lunch money. During the later partial government shutdown, he ordered national monuments "closed," even though most are open-air. Now, comes holiday season in the Obama White House. Although the family travels at Christmas, they go all out for decorations.
Most days here we´re talking about relatively serious stuff -- politics, political maneuvering, political tactics, political speeches, political gaffes, political scandals. Oh, and politicians. Like the Chicagoan currently inhabiting the White House with his mother-in-law while teaching America about his adopted hometown´s chronic style of political ops. We´re all sorry about that. Anyway, today we´re doing something completely different. It's Sunday, which means the National Football League. And it's December, which means the playoffs are shaping up. We're not writing about the games though. We're writing about the show biz side
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As everyone knows, California is the la-de-dah, laid-back land of liberalism that´s been Barack Obama´s political ATM for six years. Hollywood stars have loved him, fronted multi-multi-million-dollar fundraisers for him. The most populous state (home to 12 of every 100 Americans) has a Democrat governor again, two female Democrat senators and a Democrat super-majority in the state legislature that has yet to find a problem it didn´t want government making worse at great cost. In presidential politics California has been trending Democratic since 1992. [Snip] Now comes a stunning new poll revealing Obama’s California base has fallen out of love.
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