Obama's promises kept and broken

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Sheila

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 12, 2013
he has been a failure as president - it is that simple.

Taxes: It took four years, but Obama got what he wanted in terms of eliminating tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Sort of.

Since Obama took office, he's used his State of the Union addresses to call for an end to the Bush tax cuts for the rich. He said the nation can't afford to make the tax break permanent for the wealthiest 2%, or those making more than $250,000.

On January 1, as part of the fiscal cliff deal, Congress approved raising the tax rate on individuals making more than $400,000 and couples making more than $450,000. But they are the wealthiest 0.7% of Americans, not the top 2%.

Obama also couldn't make good on a plea to keep a tax cut in place for working Americans. Working folks got four years of tax breaks under Obama, initially with the Making Work Pay credit in 2009 and 2010 and subsequently with the payroll tax cut. But their good fortune was only temporary.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#2 Feb 12, 2013
Poor fool, when congress stymies, it's Obama's fault ?? REALLY !?? Get a clue and change monikers more often, THAT'S as honest as your drivel.
Amused Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 12, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Poor fool, when congress stymies, it's Obama's fault ?? REALLY !?? Get a clue and change monikers more often, THAT'S as honest as your drivel.
news flash, barry soetoro is now our dictator, and he is responsible for all things bad in America, no one else.

he is your socialist leader, have fun following him off the cliff !
Full Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 12, 2013
ABC/WaPo Poll: Obama’s Agenda Viewed More Favorably Than Congressional GOP

Source: TPM

TOM KLUDT 12:28 PM EST, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2013

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday showed a slim majority of Americans have a favorable opinion of the policies that President Barack Obama will pursue in his second term, nearly matching the percentage of respondents who have an unfavorable view of the agenda that congressional Republicans will push over the next four years.

Fifty-two percent of American adults said they have a favorable opinion of Obama's second term policies, compared with 43 percent who have an unfavorable opinion — a much larger base of support than Republicans on Capitol Hill can claim.

The poll found that 55 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of the policies that the congressional GOP will push for over the next four years, while just 36 percent have a favorable opinion.

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/a...

Link to the poll:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/...
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