Obama Presses Republicans On Sequester
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Saint Paul, MN
#1 Feb 19, 2013
WASHINGTON Facing yet another fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama is urging congressional Republicans to accept more tax revenue in order to avert looming, across-the-board budget cuts due to take effect in less than two weeks.
Obama, fresh off a three-day Florida golfing trip, was to press his case during an event at the White House on Tuesday morning. Emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of the cuts, were joining him.
The $85 billion in cuts, known as the sequester, will start taking effect on March 1 unless Congress acts. The White House says the sequester could derail an economy still suffering from high unemployment and sluggish growth.
Obama wants to offset the sequester through a combination of targeted spending cuts and increased tax revenue. The White House is backing a proposal unveiled last week by Senate Democrats that is in line with the president's principles.
But that plan was met with an icy reception by Republicans, who oppose raising more tax revenue in order to offset the cuts. GOP leaders say the president got the tax increases he wanted at the beginning of the year when Congress agreed to raise taxes on family income above $450,000 a year.
The White House said Obama on Tuesday would call on congressional Republicans to compromise and accept the Senate Democrats' proposal.
The Democrats propose to generate revenue by plugging some tax loopholes. Those include tax breaks for the oil and natural gas industry and businesses that have sent jobs overseas, and by taxing millionaires at a rate of at least 30 percent.
Some Republicans, including House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., have advocated plugging loopholes, but as part of a discussion on a tax overhaul, not sequestration.
"Loopholes are necessary for tax reform," Ryan said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." `'If you take them for spending, you're blocking tax reform and you're really not getting the deficit under control."
#2 Feb 19, 2013
A quote from Barry Soetoro's Handlers in the Peoples House;
"dose m fer's in da Hose ub Repsentitive be seeweios about wat we be did wen we demnamded that "seekwester" be da price dat Barry gots fo addin nother 2 twillion bucks to dee dept limbit!"
Quick! Get David Goebbels Axelrod back!
Activate the Propaganda Arms of Amerika's News Sources!
"We cannot be held Responsible, Barry only voted "Present" for his 2 Trillion Dollars but those Evil Nut Case types are going to make us "Man up" and deal with the consequences of our actions!
Dis not be fair!"
Saint Paul, MN
#3 Feb 19, 2013
More racist crap from the right wing extremists.
Your racism helps ensure Democratic gains in 2014.
#4 Feb 19, 2013
On another Thread you showed "Progress", what is this reversion to Sheepledom?
It is a special talent you have to see racism and all the other -ism's in others Posts, but miss the Totalitarian...ism in your mindset that you reveal in every Post as a frightened child?
Lemme help you grow Grasshopper.
Google "Ebonics" and discover the root cause of the Rap Culture and societal decline, that has turned too many "Folk" from the "Community" into the 2000's equivalent of the 1930's Minstrel Acts!
Please get back to us after you have entered your journey of discovery.
Saint Paul, MN
#5 Feb 19, 2013
As a poster that is either intoxicated or under medicated, why does it not bother you to come on here and post nothing but your "Projections" to other posters?
Everybody here knows how fauched up you are as a Defective Human Being. How come you and your Multiple Personalities are the only ones that consistently avoid ANY conversation that Threads are based on, and simply "work out your Mommy and Daddy issues" with strangers by "Projecting" yourself onto them with the variety of abuses you employ like a child on the Playground?
Do you "Feel" that nobody really knows what you are?
Your dangerous nature as a Psychopath needs to be addressed by Law Enforcement Professionals before you hurt others that may have the displeasure of contact with you outside your Fantasy World on Topix!
#6 Feb 19, 2013
Go get Mommy's Oatmeal and come back when you are not so low on Blood Sugar.
Cut/paste of my posts as yous own is Low even by your standards!
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