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Congress seeks debt result, Obama goes to public

There are 82 comments on the Salon story from Jul 16, 2011, titled Congress seeks debt result, Obama goes to public. In it, Salon reports that:

Congress is working on dual tracks and racing against the clock to raise the nation's debt ceiling while President Barack Obama appeals directly to the public in hopes of influencing a deficit reduction deal that failed to materialize during talks he led at the White House.

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TedsLiver

United States

#1 Jul 16, 2011
Reduce spending, no new taxes!
Cranky Old Man

United States

#2 Jul 16, 2011
I got my pencil and paper and did some serious economical calculations. Say I am broke and I already owe $1000 to the bank. I want another loan for $1000 to buy a used leaky bass boat. That would make $2000 I owe the bank, double what I owed before, and I still would be as broke as before. Maybe I get a good deal on the boat, but please Mr. Obama, how am I supposed to save any money doing the same what you do?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#3 Jul 16, 2011
DEM FLASHES RACE CARD IN DEBT DEBATE...
'Only THIS president has received the kind attacks and disagreements'... WELL DUHHHHHH, ONLY THIS PRESIDENT HAS SPENT 3 TRILLION IN 2 YEARS..

When the loons play the race card it means their losing the public debate on policy. Sixty eight percent of americans do not want the debt ceiling raise..........OBAMA SAYS TO AMERICA......GO POUND SAND.

OBAMA'S NEW LIE.....80% of Americans want a tax increase.........I'm ready for Biden until 2012.....He's smarter than the man-child

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#4 Jul 16, 2011
Cranky Old Man wrote:
I got my pencil and paper and did some serious economical calculations. Say I am broke and I already owe $1000 to the bank. I want another loan for $1000 to buy a used leaky bass boat. That would make $2000 I owe the bank, double what I owed before, and I still would be as broke as before. Maybe I get a good deal on the boat, but please Mr. Obama, how am I supposed to save any money doing the same what you do?
You use the money to fix the boat so you can rent it out and make additional money to pay off your debt. While the rich are gorging themselves they are telling the rest of us we need to skip a few meals. Time for them to pay their share. 39% of American corporations pay no taxes.
Frank Lee Plain

Sugar Land, TX

#5 Jul 16, 2011
Sen. McConnell admitted last year that making Obama a one-term president is the GOP's "top priority" ( http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/11/04/McC... ).

Republicans seem willing to sacrifice the economic recovery to achieve their political goals.
Cranky Old Man

United States

#6 Jul 16, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>You use the money to fix the boat so you can rent it out and make additional money to pay off your debt. While the rich are gorging themselves they are telling the rest of us we need to skip a few meals. Time for them to pay their share. 39% of American corporations pay no taxes.
When I see Obama walking on water then I might believe he can fix the economy by raising taxes and spending more.

SIR LANCELOT

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#7 Jul 16, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
DEM FLASHES RACE CARD IN DEBT DEBATE...
'Only THIS president has received the kind attacks and disagreements'... WELL DUHHHHHH, ONLY THIS PRESIDENT HAS SPENT 3 TRILLION IN 2 YEARS..
When the loons play the race card it means their losing the public debate on policy. Sixty eight percent of americans do not want the debt ceiling raise..........OBAMA SAYS TO AMERICA......GO POUND SAND.
OBAMA'S NEW LIE.....80% of Americans want a tax increase.........I'm ready for Biden until 2012.....He's smarter than the man-child
The democrats will bring out the racist of the democrat party. The Black Panthers, La Raza and the Nation of Islam.

Wartime III

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#8 Jul 16, 2011
Cranky Old Man wrote:
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When I see Obama walking on water then I might believe he can fix the economy by raising taxes and spending more.
Give the liar-in-chief a break, at least he walks IN urine.

Wartime III

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#10 Jul 16, 2011
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
Sen. McConnell admitted last year that making Obama a one-term president is the GOP's "top priority" ( http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/11/04/McC... ).
Republicans seem willing to sacrifice the economic recovery to achieve their political goals.
Ousting obama out IS the key to economic recovery.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#11 Jul 16, 2011
Obama is still locked in a game of brinksmanship, he has no plan other than get enough concessions so as to not need to ask again.
The Zimbabwe food shortages will be bad, people will not make it out, but this was the plan all along by a WH that doesn't like us and the DNC and GOP of Washington, DC that obey the lobby interests first.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#12 Jul 16, 2011
BHO claimed that 80% of the voting public agree with him, that would explain why his reelection team was out early and heavy before an alternate within the DNC could emerge.
I also believe that the WH Press Corp let that number go unchallenged. If the Media does not investigate it, the web will.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#13 Jul 16, 2011
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
Sen. McConnell admitted last year that making Obama a one-term president is the GOP's "top priority" ( http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/11/04/McC... ).
Republicans seem willing to sacrifice the economic recovery to achieve their political goals.
actually, frank...it's obama that's willing to let the economy go totally to hell just so HE can get re-elected.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#14 Jul 16, 2011
RayOne wrote:
BHO claimed that 80% of the voting public agree with him, that would explain why his reelection team was out early and heavy before an alternate within the DNC could emerge.
I also believe that the WH Press Corp let that number go unchallenged. If the Media does not investigate it, the web will.
the question asked in the poll NEVER mentioned tax increases...
in typical progressive fashion, the wording was changed to "increased revenue"...

most of those polled were too stupid to see thru the ruse.
gmgfu

Seattle, WA

#16 Jul 16, 2011
yes!
barry goes public

here people - support my campaign but don't expect veterans, military pay, social security or disibility checks :

What a guy!
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/07/14/g ...

President Lier, Deciever, Cry Baby is planning an extravagant fundraising bash Aug. 3 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, including a birthday concert teeming with celebrities and – for couples contributing $35,800 – a private dinner with the president. All this just one day after the government is scheduled to run out of cash!
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#17 Jul 16, 2011
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
Sen. McConnell admitted last year that making Obama a one-term president is the GOP's "top priority" ( http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/11/04/McC... ).
Republicans seem willing to sacrifice the economic recovery to achieve their political goals.
Obama admits that the tax code is not about revenue... but is a tool for "fairness".

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Wartime III

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#18 Jul 16, 2011
carey529 wrote:
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actually, frank...it's obama that's willing to let the economy go totally to hell just so HE can get re-elected.
Yep. The only thing the liar-in-chief has a "plan" for is his next vacation.

Wartime III

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Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#19 Jul 16, 2011
Not only do Obama and the democrats create crises, they then leverage them for political gain.

Politics before country....it's the MO of the democRATS.

Wartime III

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#20 Jul 16, 2011
Mothra wrote:
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Obama admits that the tax code is not about revenue... but is a tool for "fairness".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =WpSDBu35K-8XX&feature=rel ated
Yep.

Even Charles Gibson, in the Obama-Shillary debates, acknowledged that tax cuts promote growth and an increase in GDP, employment, and increased government revenues....to which Obama agreed, then responded that he'd raise capital gains taxes -- not based on sound economic policies nor the betterment of America -- but out of "FAIRNESS". In other words, warped, anti-free market, anti-American, wealth-redistributive, marxist social justice.
__________

Transcript: Obama and Clinton Debate
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/DemocraticDeba...

GIBSON: All right. You have, however, said you would favor an increase in the capital gains tax. As a matter of fact, you said on CNBC, and I quote, "I certainly would not go above what existed under Bill Clinton," which was 28 percent. It's now 15 percent. That's almost a doubling, if you went to 28 percent.

But actually, Bill Clinton, in 1997, signed legislation that dropped the capital gains tax to 20 percent.

OBAMA: Right.

GIBSON: And George Bush has taken it down to 15 percent.

OBAMA: Right.

GIBSON: And in each instance, when the rate dropped, revenues from the tax increased; the government took in more money. And in the 1980s, when the tax was increased to 28 percent, the revenues went down.

So why raise it at all, especially given the fact that 100 million people in this country own stock and would be affected?

Wartime III

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Jul 11

Kenyan-Bound Commie Blubber

#21 Jul 16, 2011
OBAMA: Well, Charlie, what I've said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.
gmgfu

Seattle, WA

#22 Jul 16, 2011
Wartime III wrote:
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Yep. The only thing the liar-in-chief has a "plan" for is his next vacation.
and birthday bash fund raiser

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