President Barack Obama on Sunday said congressional Republicans and their insistence on preventing tax increases for the very wealthy are standing in the way of a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. In an exclusive interview on NBC´s "Meet the Press," the president chided House Republicans as the clock continued to run out on a potential agreement. "They say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they´re behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest
Obama lies. The Democrats have never shown any willingness to compromise, any more than the Republicans. And where has he been all this time, until right on the verge of the deadline, to try to broker an agreement? The whole bunch up there need to be fired for incompetence and dereliction of duty (including Zero).
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Mr. Hanky, 12/30/2012 10:47:18 AM (No. 9089969)
And not cutting any free Obama-bucks spending is the top priority of the Administration. They haven´t passed a budget in three years because, in the word of Harry Reid, it wouldn´t be politically favorable to Democrars. Screw them. No deal.
Pardon my French but this is f****** bull crap. He has taken a $160 bill deficit he inherited from W and raised it to $1600 bill. Expense savings plans (that´s only plans not actual) total to $38bill. And he is talking about tax rates. This is truly disgusting and utterly risible.
First off our "Kenyan King" should get on his good buddies in the Senate to pass a budget. It has been over three years since the morbid Harry Reid full filled his duties. Why is there no penalty for this lawfully required job not being done?
Let´s remember "It´s the spending stupid" - not the Republicans
The deafening response from the GOP should be: Obama´s insistence on out-of-control spending and borrowing for non-producers in stopping fiscal cliff deal. Where is the GOP? Fight back, you spineless cowards.
The headline could just as easily have read, "Obama´s insistence on taxing the job creators is stopping the fiscal cliff deal". But the media is setting up to blame the Republicans and specifically the tea party for the impasse.
Wait a minute, the deal was approved by Congress and signed by the president. It calls for taxes to go up for everyone and spending to go down a tiny little bit. All that´s happening now is that the Democrats want a new deal. All you Republicans stand up and say, "We are not changing the deal you voted for and signed." People who stopped looking for work won´t pay taxes. But we don´t have to pay them extended unemployment insurance or low income tax credits.
Let me get this straight. If Obama can´t tax the rich he will tax everyone. Yeah this is typical Dem/commie logic. And the left believes he is looking out for them. Note to Repubs . send bill over to the senate raising taxes on the rich but also include a tax cut measure for the middle class below what is in the bush tax plan. See how fast they turn that down. But I don´t believe the Repubs have the sense or guts to do this
Obama is truly a demogogue extraordiaire. Boehner has already indicated the tax on the wealthy that Republicans are ready to reluctantly accept even though Obama has no iterest in really cutting the spending. If only a majority of Americans realized that we are a bankrupt country and Obama is making the possibility of recovery more difficult by the day. One day, this will all explode and, of course, Obama and the press will loudly proclaim it is the Republicans fault. We the people has become, we the government and it appears that is all that matters to this president.
When he stops giving loan guarantees to Solyndras, favoring unions over auto industry bond holders, and sending expensive military hardware to places like Egypt, maybe- just maybe- we can consider some of his other ideas.
Think back to 1997, when Nancy Pelosi led an all Democrat contingent onto the Capitol steps to protest Republican effort to impeach Bill Clinton. Since media loved BJ, the demonstration received big press coverage. While press coverage for a Republican event will be far less than today´s NFL scores, the Senate and House Republicans need to do the same today or Monday morning. Will hopefully produce a unified response of "it´s better to go off a relatively small fiscal cliff today than to push our children off an enormous one in 3 to 5 years." Such a protest would surely lead the Congressional Black Caucus to claim "those racist Republican Tea Baggers spit on us".
Given the circumstances and the well-orchestrated public relations trap that Obama is setting for them, Republicans should turn the table on Progressives and out-trump them by proposing even higher taxes on the very wealthy than Democrats are demanding. We all know that top earners can afford it or will find loopholes to avoid the additional hit on their incomes.
Afterwards, when even the “low-information” public is forced to acknowledge that Obama got even more than he wanted and the economy remains flat, or worse, goes into another recession and is hit with another credit downgrade because of continued reckless borrowing and spending, Obama and his Democrat cronies will get the blame they deserve the next couple of election cycles. Republicans can then begin to repair the damage Democrats have wrought.
We can’t possibly tax our existing earner-base enough to achieve national prosperity. Our government has to grow our economy by fostering a business environment that Obama disdains in which investors have sufficient motivation to fund the expansion of existing domestic business and lend to entrepreneurs to create new private sector jobs in the U.S.
i am so sick of obama and he hasnt even been sworn in...the man is no leader...never has been and never will be...THE BLAMe preSIDENT......that is all he knows........this is what you voted for america....get ready to PAY
Go ahead and increase taxes on millionaires. They all support scumbama anyway. But it´s pointless, since millionaires don´t actually have earned income.
Enjoy the brown banana, America. No, that´s not a scumbama joke. Look up Dominic Flandry:
"The Empire is currently in the early stages of decadence, which is the most agreeable time to inhabit: peace and pleasure, and the society not yet rotted so far that chaos sets in. One might say the Empire is a banana just starting to show brown spots."
Singling out ONE group of Americans for punitive action is NOT the American way. So, today it is the rich, next week will be the Christians, then the middle class, then the Jews, then married people....talk about a slippery slope.
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