Obama to apply fresh pressure on Repu...

Obama to apply fresh pressure on Republicans to avoid cuts

There are 309 comments on the Reuters story from Feb 19, 2013, titled Obama to apply fresh pressure on Republicans to avoid cuts. In it, Reuters reports that:

President Barack Obama will make a fresh push on Tuesday to force congressional Republicans to make concessions that will head off budget cuts that appear increasingly likely to kick in starting on March 1. Obama, just back from a three-day golf getaway in Florida, will appear at the White House at 10:45 a.m. EST with emergency responders who would ... (more)

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“Concerned in Tennessee”

Since: Dec 07

Knoxville, TN

#65 Feb 20, 2013
reasoning with fools wrote:
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You left out the fact that we are paying not only for Obama's vacations but all of them that his wife and kids take.
right... and I'm sure that tax payers never paid for the vacation, travel expenses, etc. of other first ladies and families of the Presidents before Obama?

Grow up, and use your head.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#66 Feb 20, 2013
TN Reader wrote:
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Ah, I see, you subscribe to this illogical philosophy: When a Republican is in office and unemployment goes down, it's because he created jobs, but if unemployment goes up, it's the fault of the Democrats in congress. If a Democrat is President, than it's his fault that jobs go down, or just a trend. Bottom line, A democrat never does anything good and is to blame for any bad thing that happens during his presidency, but Republicans only do good and if something bad happens, itís still the Democrats fault somehow.
Also, you seem to conveniently forget that the economy was already in free fall BEFORE Obama took office, not after.
If it hadn't been for the auto bailout and other policies we would be in DEEP trouble right now. The kind of free fall the economy had entered can't be turned around overnight it takes a long time to set right. Some economists are saying that it might be a generation before we get back to the prosperity of the 1990's (thank you President Clinton) that George W. Bush squandered by cutting taxes and at the same time borrowing and increasing spending on NEEDLESS wars and corporate war profiteering (thanks Halliburton/Cheney.)
<LOL>

It's ALL Bush's fault?

He hasn't been President in OVER 4 years !!

What GOOD has Obama done for the economy??

He didn't need to sign a bill that caused all workers to PAY an ADDITIONAL 2% in taxes as of Jan 1, 2013.

That's 2% LESS money being spent by consumers who are the DRIVING FORCE of our economy.

And what about those 'shovel ready jobs'?

That's right, keep blaming Bush.

<LOL>

“Concerned in Tennessee”

Since: Dec 07

Knoxville, TN

#67 Feb 20, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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<LOL>
It's ALL Bush's fault?
He hasn't been President in OVER 4 years !!
What GOOD has Obama done for the economy??
He didn't need to sign a bill that caused all workers to PAY an ADDITIONAL 2% in taxes as of Jan 1, 2013.
That's 2% LESS money being spent by consumers who are the DRIVING FORCE of our economy.
And what about those 'shovel ready jobs'?
That's right, keep blaming Bush.
<LOL>
My point was that it is equally ridiculous to blame Bush for the entire state of the economy as it is Obama.

But if you want to go that way, consider that we were at our most prosperous under Clinton, declined and tanked under bush near the end of his term, and are only now starting to level out and recover from it.

If you want to "blame" Obama for the current sorry state of affairs, a much more logical argument could be made against bush. It's ridiculous to blame either one for the entirety of the problems we are facing, but if you want to go that route... bring it on.

“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#68 Feb 20, 2013
TN Reader wrote:
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The sequester was the only way to force both sides of congress into behaving like adults and getting their jobs done. If the sequester happens, which would mean both parties taking cuts to things they support, it won't be the President's fault, it will be the fault of both parties for not stepping up and acting like adults and reaching a compromise they both can live with.
It is President's fault. The sequester was Obama's idea.

Obama signed it into law

Obama threatened to veto ANY BILL that would stop the sequester.

So Obama was threatening to veto Obama

OBAMA'S FAULT

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#69 Feb 20, 2013
TN Reader wrote:
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Wow, what a deep commentary! Your family must be so proud that you have come so far considering you sound like you dropped out of school after 5th grade.
And YOU must be the official court taster.... To make sure it has the right consistancy.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#70 Feb 20, 2013
Dane Thorsen wrote:
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All of our children are victims of Obama's lust to spend them into a lifetime of Tax Slavery.
George Bush ran up the bill, Shug.

I know: in your family, it's okay to run things up on the charge card and default.

Way yu was raised, I guess...
Cat74

United States

#71 Feb 20, 2013
When you subtract the number of jobs Obama killed, from the number of jobs he created in his first term , he actually created 28,000 jobs in 4 years. None of them high paying, and mostly were Government jobs so they didn't generate that much tax revenue.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#72 Feb 20, 2013
TN Reader wrote:
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My point was that it is equally ridiculous to blame Bush for the entire state of the economy as it is Obama.
But if you want to go that way, consider that we were at our most prosperous under Clinton, declined and tanked under bush near the end of his term, and are only now starting to level out and recover from it.
If you want to "blame" Obama for the current sorry state of affairs, a much more logical argument could be made against bush. It's ridiculous to blame either one for the entirety of the problems we are facing, but if you want to go that route... bring it on.
put the blame where it really belongs...the democrat controlled congress of 2006-2010
MIke

Polk City, FL

#73 Feb 20, 2013
I don't have any federally employed teachers, firemen, policemen, or doctors in my community. They all work for the towns, county's, and the State. nothing but scare tactics from a desperate party

Here's an idea ... If we need money how about we cut the welfare benefits to all the lifetime lazy clowns who have for generations done nothing but reproduce and leach off the back of the middle class taxpayer. How about Obama not giving Egypt. Tanks and fighter jets. How about cutting money to failed green energy companies.

Barry Obama =. Failure
MIke

Polk City, FL

#74 Feb 20, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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George Bush ran up the bill, Shug.
I know: in your family, it's okay to run things up on the charge card and default.
Way yu was raised, I guess...
Really ???? Wow pal... You really need to get out of your basement once in a while and catch up on a few things ..lol

Even Obama thought your post was funny
Cat74

United States

#75 Feb 20, 2013
Obama has appropriated more debt in 4 years then President appropriated in 8 years.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#77 Feb 21, 2013
TN Reader wrote:
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Ah, I see, you subscribe to this illogical philosophy: When a Republican is in office and unemployment goes down, it's because he created jobs, but if unemployment goes up, it's the fault of the Democrats in congress. If a Democrat is President, than it's his fault that jobs go down, or just a trend. Bottom line, A democrat never does anything good and is to blame for any bad thing that happens during his presidency, but Republicans only do good and if something bad happens, itís still the Democrats fault somehow.
Also, you seem to conveniently forget that the economy was already in free fall BEFORE Obama took office, not after.
If it hadn't been for the auto bailout and other policies we would be in DEEP trouble right now. The kind of free fall the economy had entered can't be turned around overnight it takes a long time to set right. Some economists are saying that it might be a generation before we get back to the prosperity of the 1990's (thank you President Clinton) that George W. Bush squandered by cutting taxes and at the same time borrowing and increasing spending on NEEDLESS wars and corporate war profiteering (thanks Halliburton/Cheney.)
Do you have a pull string coming out of the back of your neck? Or do you have bright plumage and a beak? "Awk! HALLIBURTON! Aaaaawk! CHENEY!" You light-brained leftists have your talking points, drilled into your tiny heads. Let's clear some stuff up.

How much stock in Halliburton did Cheney own at the time of the invasion of Iraq? Zero. He sold all of his stock BEFORE 9-11 because he didn't want a perceived conflict of interest.

How much money did Bush "profiteer" by sending thousands of young men to their death while he laughed maniacally? I'd like to see you prove he did. His 1040 was public record for years, and nowhere are these millions. BJ Clinton, however, managed to get a $36 million "severance" from a Abu Dhabi holding company for less than 10 days of work soon after leaving office, among many other deals.

Yes, I'd like to see the conservatives that ran Congress and forced BJ Clinton to cut spending in the 90s back in office. If they hadn't literally shut down the gubbermint, we would never have gotten Welfare and entitlement reform. Instead, we got Princess Pelosi and Dickweed Reid setting new records of deficit spending.

How much longer do you think it will take before your Socialist magic gets the unemployment rate back to where it was when Lord Obama was annointed? France has been waiting for decades...
reasoning with fools

Coffeyville, KS

#78 Feb 21, 2013
TN Reader wrote:
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right... and I'm sure that tax payers never paid for the vacation, travel expenses, etc. of other first ladies and families of the Presidents before Obama?
Grow up, and use your head.
Oh please, stop being so dramatic. Of course we have paid for the vacations of other first ladies, just not as many it would seem. I ask if anyone had the stats, if you do then show them, if not stop with your over dramatized bs. I would love to see the comparison of Obama's use of AF1 for his constant campaigning vs. how often it was used for other presidents as well.

Face it, the president that tells us things are so bad that if the 2% of our overall budget gets cuts we'll be facing armagedon, hasn't shown the least concern for cutting back on the lavous lifestyle he and his wife are enjoying. Lead by example is a totally foreign concept to this president.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#79 Feb 21, 2013
reasoning with fools wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh please, stop being so dramatic. Of course we have paid for the vacations of other first ladies, just not as many it would seem. I ask if anyone had the stats, if you do then show them, if not stop with your over dramatized bs. I would love to see the comparison of Obama's use of AF1 for his constant campaigning vs. how often it was used for other presidents as well.
Face it, the president that tells us things are so bad that if the 2% of our overall budget gets cuts we'll be facing armagedon, hasn't shown the least concern for cutting back on the lavous lifestyle he and his wife are enjoying. Lead by example is a totally foreign concept to this president.
Obama considers intervening in gay marriage case........but after six months, still nothing on Benghazi or the spending cuts.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#81 Feb 21, 2013
au contraire wrote:
Obama
Happy to cap your off topic, cross posted DUMBOSPAM, Dumbo.

If only Topix would step in and say *enough is enough* and simply refuse to post these repeated C&P off topic spam.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#82 Feb 22, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Happy to cap your off topic, cross posted DUMBOSPAM, Dumbo.
If only Topix would step in and say *enough is enough* and simply refuse to post these repeated C&P off topic spam.
Sh1t son.... If they did,you'd be outta business.

“Concerned in Tennessee”

Since: Dec 07

Knoxville, TN

#83 Feb 22, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Obama considers intervening in gay marriage case........but after six months, still nothing on Benghazi or the spending cuts.
Maybe because gay marriage, spending cuts, and Benghazi have nothing to do with each other because they are totally separate issues?

As far as spending cuts go, they are going to happen. That's what the whole sequester was about. It was made to force the issue if both sides of congress couldn't get their act together and do their jobs. There will be big cuts Democrat favored areas of the budget as well as Republican. The whole point of the sequester was to force the two parties to work together to come up with a compromise to avoid the large painful cuts to programs they both favor. So since they couldn't get their act together, you are still going to get the cuts you seem to want, but you are going to get cuts in other areas that you don't want. Tough cookies for both sides.

Also, after six months there has been PLENTY on Benghazi, just not what you seem to want. What you seem to want is for the President and the Administration to step forward and claim personal responsibility and say it was 100% their fault. You can wait another six months or six years... it isn't going to happen. I saw a funny clip of John McCain in a similar situation from 6-8 years ago where he was being asked to provide similar proof and he basically said we needed to stop wasting time with investigations and hearings and move forward with getting other work done. We are so polarized that every time there is any issue that arises each political side latches onto it and tries to blow it all out of proportion. I'm not saying Benghazi wasn't serious, but four Americans died in a foreign embassy in a turbulent region. It won't be the last time something like that happens.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#85 Feb 22, 2013
TN Reader wrote:
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Maybe because gay marriage, spending cuts, and Benghazi have nothing to do with each other because they are totally separate issues?
As far as spending cuts go, they are going to happen. That's what the whole sequester was about. It was made to force the issue if both sides of congress couldn't get their act together and do their jobs. There will be big cuts Democrat favored areas of the budget as well as Republican. The whole point of the sequester was to force the two parties to work together to come up with a compromise to avoid the large painful cuts to programs they both favor. So since they couldn't get their act together, you are still going to get the cuts you seem to want, but you are going to get cuts in other areas that you don't want. Tough cookies for both sides.
Also, after six months there has been PLENTY on Benghazi, just not what you seem to want. What you seem to want is for the President and the Administration to step forward and claim personal responsibility and say it was 100% their fault. You can wait another six months or six years... it isn't going to happen. I saw a funny clip of John McCain in a similar situation from 6-8 years ago where he was being asked to provide similar proof and he basically said we needed to stop wasting time with investigations and hearings and move forward with getting other work done. We are so polarized that every time there is any issue that arises each political side latches onto it and tries to blow it all out of proportion. I'm not saying Benghazi wasn't serious, but four Americans died in a foreign embassy in a turbulent region. It won't be the last time something like that happens.
So,if we filter out the spam and liberal rhetoric and spin,basically what you're saying is what the f**k does Benghazi matter... Sh1t,it happened SIX MONTHS ago. Get OVER it.... Right? It doesn't matter that the Obama administration spent six months covering its azz to avoid looking like the incompetents they really are? I predict that history will not be kind to the legacy of the first Black President.... He is,in fact a VERY mediocre person with a gift for gab that bamboozled many fools into voting for him. No. History will not be very kind to President Obama at all......

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#86 Feb 22, 2013
Obama To Force Through Regulation That Will 'KILL New Coal Plants'... That's what this country needs........more layoffs.
reasoning with fools

Coffeyville, KS

#87 Feb 22, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>So,if we filter out the spam and liberal rhetoric and spin,basically what you're saying is what the f**k does Benghazi matter... Sh1t,it happened SIX MONTHS ago. Get OVER it.... Right? It doesn't matter that the Obama administration spent six months covering its azz to avoid looking like the incompetents they really are? I predict that history will not be kind to the legacy of the first Black President.... He is,in fact a VERY mediocre person with a gift for gab that bamboozled many fools into voting for him. No. History will not be very kind to President Obama at all......
I think instead of a "medicre" president he will be found to be and will be written in history for being a very damaging president to the safety, economy, business, and about everything he touches in America.

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