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Obama: Tea Partiers Should Be Thanking Him for Tax Cuts
ABC News ^ | April 15, 2010 | Karen Travers and Rachel Martin

Posted on 04/16/2010 5:23:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser tonight, President Obama touted his administration’s tax cuts and said that the recent tea party rallies across the nation have “amused” him.

“You would think they should be saying thank you,” the president said to applause.

The president’s 30-minute speech included a lot of recycled material from previous fundraisers.

In a nod to Vice President Biden, the president acknowledged the crowd for their help getting health care reform across the finish line.

“As my vice president said, 'This is a big deal,'" Obama said to laughter, even though he omitted the one key word to that infamous quote from his No. 2. "And he was right."

That earned the president a “Go Joe Biden!” from a man in the crowd.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: america2point0; dnctalkingpoints; failure; lyingliar; obamabreakspromises; obamacare; obamalies; pravdamedia; readmylips; socialism; taxes; teaparty

1 posted on 04/16/2010 5:23:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What tax cuts? *looks over tax return*

I see no tax cut here...


2 posted on 04/16/2010 5:24:34 AM PDT by RockinRight (Obama Logic: Global Warming causes blizzards, and deficit spending balances budgets.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser tonight, President Obama touted his administration’s tax cuts and said that the recent tea party rallies across the nation have “amused” him. “You would think they should be saying thank you,” the president said to applause.

O Rly?

And what of next year when everyone's taxes go up to start paying for Obamacare wihtout any medical benefits?

And what of next year when he eliminated the Bush tax cuts?

Hogwash. Liar in Chief.

3 posted on 04/16/2010 5:24:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What tax cuts?


4 posted on 04/16/2010 5:25:26 AM PDT by sport
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Go Joe Biden!”

That - and “Go Barack Obama!” will be our cry come 2012. both of them, plesae go!


5 posted on 04/16/2010 5:25:38 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He didn’t cut taxes, he played with the witholding tables, which has come as a shock to many of his followers when they find out they were underpaying and had a bill this year.. NO actual tax rate cuts have taken place since he has been in office.


6 posted on 04/16/2010 5:25:49 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Amused.

Seems like a “Let them eat cake”-type attitude.

No surprise from the Narcissist in Chief.


7 posted on 04/16/2010 5:26:16 AM PDT by mattdono (A REAL soldier of the People encourages men to be self-reliant & independent, not rely on government)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What tax cuts?


8 posted on 04/16/2010 5:27:17 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: mnehring

Looked to me like even those who got a stimulus check last year had to deduct it from a tax credit on their tax form. So it was just a short term advance of their own money.


9 posted on 04/16/2010 5:27:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s cracking up - a US President who refers to the American people as *them, they and their*???????????????????

Just words???????


10 posted on 04/16/2010 5:28:00 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“You would think they should be saying thank you,”

Well, no, but I have two other words for you, Zero (the second one is "you", but...)

11 posted on 04/16/2010 5:28:23 AM PDT by NJRighty (Under President B. Hussein 0bama, the stars and stripes will be replaced by a hammer and sickle)
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To: RockinRight

Some BO hack was on “Is Larry King Alive?” last night and stated BO gave us 1500 tax cuts. Unbelievable!

http://hotairpundit.blogspot.com/2010/04/obama-supporter-on-cnn-hitler-was-ultra.html


12 posted on 04/16/2010 5:28:51 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You’ll get your “thank you” in November, Putz in Chief.


13 posted on 04/16/2010 5:30:00 AM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank you sir. May I have another?


14 posted on 04/16/2010 5:30:38 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The thing that caught my eye in the article was that Floridians elected Ted Deutch, a Dem, to Congress in a special election. As Obama noted, it is a Democrat district. Tea Party Patriots of all stripes need to recognize that a vote for any Democrat is a vote to keep Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House and/or Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader. We have seen, through Bart Stupak, that there is no such thing as a conservative Democrat.


15 posted on 04/16/2010 5:30:54 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: sodpoodle

He is not cracking up. He is telegraphing his hand. He hates Americans. He even hates those over here that voted for him and kiss his ass on a daily basis.

He is amusing himself andwaiting for when it is time for him to make his next move.


16 posted on 04/16/2010 5:31:38 AM PDT by sport
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not too subtle attempt by Obama at diversion in trying to demagogue the discussion to a single point in time when the are protests take into account the future as well.

Just heard Geraldo use the same tactic.


17 posted on 04/16/2010 5:32:01 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: sport

You are probably correct;) I play *on the one hand...and on the other hand* just to keep a residue of sanity.


18 posted on 04/16/2010 5:34:02 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: mnehring

You are exactly right! People in my office were dancing when they got their ‘tax cut’ in their check last year. I told them that unless the tax tables are changed, they will owe it all back come tax time. Sure enough, I have talked to folks who went from ‘refunds’ last year to owing $3000 additional federal tax!


19 posted on 04/16/2010 5:34:30 AM PDT by Matt Hatter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“As my vice president said, 'This is a big deal,'"

My VP- Does Biden realize that Obama thinks he owns him? Obama truly thinks he owns just about everything.

20 posted on 04/16/2010 5:35:09 AM PDT by Neverforget01 (The problem is the doing, not the talking....Gov Haley Barbour)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You want thanks, Mr. Pres__ent?

Tell your RAT buddies that they must make the Bush tax cuts permanent, stop the reinstatement of the death tax and keep capital gains taxes low. Just for a start. Then stimulate business with repeal of needless regulation and taxation that is stifling it. Get out of the way and let the economy perform.

Never happen; doesn’t march us to Marx’s tune!


21 posted on 04/16/2010 5:35:10 AM PDT by JimRed (To water the Tree of Liberty is to excise a cancer before it kills us. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: NJRighty

Hope we have this footage on tape, because it won’t play well in a lot of races in October.

9.7% unemployment and we should be thanking this Empty Suit?


22 posted on 04/16/2010 5:35:18 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I did my taxes and got a small credit from the Obama ‘ making work pay tax credit ’. I compared my amount to a close coworker who got OVER 4 times the amount I did. The difference? My coworker works part time so he reports less taxable income than me, therefore he is entitled to a bigger ‘ making work pay tax credit ’ than me. He works less hours purely so he can enjoy his free time off. So the “ making Work Pay ” tax credit is really the “ Making Leisure pay ” tax credit. But Democrats knew calling it that wouldn't sell with us dumb conservatives like the current name did(which wasn't very well either).
23 posted on 04/16/2010 5:36:53 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=taxes delayed")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“They should be thanking me”

What an arrogant snot!


24 posted on 04/16/2010 5:37:15 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Thanks for nothing, you konceited Kenyan Kon Artist!
25 posted on 04/16/2010 5:40:22 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell ( Always expect what's worse for America and her allies from "O" and he'll never disappoint you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

26 posted on 04/16/2010 5:40:33 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We are not amused.....................


27 posted on 04/16/2010 5:40:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: sport

What tax cuts?

Duh.... the tax cuts for Congress and Senate silly....

28 posted on 04/16/2010 5:43:13 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Apercu

Let us all make his 1-term presidency effectively end in November 2010.


29 posted on 04/16/2010 5:44:25 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“You would think they should be saying thank you,” the president said to applause.

What an arrogant POS. His government demands our money and we're supposed to say thank you and be grateful? How about 'F--- You!'

30 posted on 04/16/2010 5:44:39 AM PDT by revo evom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“You would think they should be saying thank you,” the president said to applause.

What this really portrays is that he views the fruits of your labor as his and that only by his grace do you get to keep any of it.

31 posted on 04/16/2010 5:48:31 AM PDT by IamConservative (Liberty is all a good man needs to succeed.)
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To: IamConservative
What this really portrays is that he views the fruits of your labor as his and that only by his grace do you get to keep any of it.

Well said.

32 posted on 04/16/2010 5:50:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At least Jimmy Carter was a better actor. I thought he was trying.

BO is just giving us the finger in the face.


33 posted on 04/16/2010 6:01:25 AM PDT by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: hadaclueonce

The only thing I might thank this loser (nobama) for is resigning immediately.


34 posted on 04/16/2010 6:03:24 AM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: mwl8787
Obama's statement coupled with this clip from Animal House would be dynamite.
35 posted on 04/16/2010 6:10:37 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Undercurrent of anger at Tea Party rally in Loop
(http://www.southtownstar.com/news/2165074,041610chgoteaparty.article)

April 16, 2010

BY ABDON M. PALLASCH, Sun-Times Media

The Tea Party movement is not about anger, Republican congressional candidate Joe Walsh told thousands of shouting, sign- and flag-waving people in Chicago’s Daley Plaza on Thursday.

“This is not a movement of disgruntled Americans,” said Walsh, who won an upset primary victory in his northwest suburban congressional district thanks to Tea Party activists. “This is a joyous movement. This is a happy movement.”

Well, maybe. Some harsh anti-President Barack Obama signs showed anger, and the crowds got fired up when Walsh and other speakers complained on the day when federal taxes are due that the Obama administration was raising taxes.

In fact, fed-up taxpayers massed across the country in an estimated 2,000 Tea Parties. Locally, some speakers complained the “mainstream media” is unfairly portraying Tea Party activists as “extremists.” Some at the rallies wore minutemen hats, Uncle Sam suits, a Soviet uniform and a Wonder Woman outfit. One woman wrapped herself in a flag.

But there was overall a gentler more conventional face on the Daley Plaza crowd than at some previous Tea Parties across the country. GOP congressional candidate Joel Pollack, 32, even pulled out his guitar and led the crowd in a folk song he composed.

“There’s only one thing the Tea Party needs: Every great protest movement has a folk song,” the 9th Congressional District candidate said, singing, “American freedom is here to stay ... don’t tax our freedom away.”

At Naperville’s Tea Party, David Rades, of Indian Head Park, a Tea Party opponent, took the microphone and said, “Germany was inundated with lies, so much so that when the Germans finally heard the truth, they thought that it was lies.” He then followed with a list of modern American conservative pundits, including Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, to cheers in the crowd.

“They are all lying to you,” he shouted, before being booed off the steps of the Municipal Center.

At Daley Plaza, Tea Party critics were pretty open about who they were, and they argued, sometimes loudly but not violently, with Tea Party members. Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine had told an audience of 200 liberal activists at a Chicago Ethiopian restaurant Wednesday night that the Tea Party was built on “anger politics - and the anger movements peter out.”

Plenty of Tea Partiers said Thursday that they were angry.

“People are really angry,” said Deirdre Sandquist, a retired Cook County probation officer. “I think a lot of the Obama voters have buyers’ remorse. ... I’m afraid his economic policies are going to increase the deficit.”

Russ Emmert, 47, a Lombard computer engineer, wore a T-shirt that translated “OBAMA” as “One Big-A(donkey) Mistake, America” and buttons that said “Illegal means Illegal” and “Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.”

And while Republican speakers outnumbered Democrats at the Loop rally, Democrat-turned-independent Forrest Claypool’s campaign workers gathered hundreds of Tea Party signatures for Claypool’s bid to run for Cook County assessor - carrying clipboards that said, “Are your taxes too high? Vote for Forrest Claypool.”

CONTRIBUTING: JENETTE STURGES


36 posted on 04/16/2010 6:10:51 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s such a card, isn’t he? He should be a stand up comic.


37 posted on 04/16/2010 6:13:28 AM PDT by b4its2late (Bawney Fwank's mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We will be thanking you for leaving the WH.


38 posted on 04/16/2010 6:26:33 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Total BS! There have been NO tax cuts!

They just played some games with payroll withholding, and I believe people had to pay it all back when they filed their income taxes.


39 posted on 04/16/2010 6:40:07 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WHAT TAX CUTS????????????? He just signed a law with 35 NEW taxes in it. And the VAT is next on his list of tax increases.


40 posted on 04/16/2010 6:54:16 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: sport

Yeh, WHAT tax cuts?


41 posted on 04/16/2010 7:08:06 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: JaneNC
Why in the HELL should anyone thank a president for being 'allowed' to keep what is theirs in the first place.

We certainly have not only a huge LIAR in the White House but we have a genuine narcissist there, too.

Thank him?

For what?

Attempting to ruin the BEST HEALTH CARE IN THE WORLD with his death panel government ordered 'this is what you get' medical care coverage?

SCREW that BASTARD.

Just wait until that freak realizes that there are SO MANY of us furious at his marxist, immature vision, at his EMBARRASSMENT that we are a superpower, at his idiocy and ineptness, at his spending BEFORE he has the money to pay for it...etc., etc. that we will be able to OVERCOME his plans to use ACORN to collect PHONY VOTES for the Nov Election. He has NO IDEA what is coming his way.

42 posted on 04/16/2010 7:24:30 AM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a jackass.


43 posted on 04/16/2010 8:35:59 AM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The people of the United States have been polled to death, and the current administration, with the media tucked in its pocket, does not like the results, no matter how many times it hears them. The majority of Americans do not want Obamacare. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights is the government given the right to force a citizen at gunpoint (under penalty of law) to purchase insurance or anything else just because it exists. People also don’t want to be taxed to provide insurance for anyone who does not work, chooses not to have insurance or is not a U.S. citizen.

The argument has been, “You have to buy car insurance.” Not true. If you don’t want to buy car insurance, don’t drive. Under Obamacare, I exist, therefore I am forced to purchase insurance and other people will be forced to help me pay for it. Of course, Congress and Obama have little confidence in the health-care bill, as they wrote themselves out of what they’re forcing down our throats.

As for “Republicans inciting rhetoric, hatred, fear and racism,” I have yet to see anyone wearing a shirt or button that says I’m doing this because I’m a Republican. Democrat or Republican, some people do stupid things; it has always been that way and it is wrong. On the other hand, the administration has made a habit of screaming racism whenever anyone disagrees with its plans or actions. If you are for it, you’re ready for change. If you’re against it, you are a racist.

“We need good representation,” elected officials who fulfill their obligations as a representatives of the people. Their actions should reflect the will of the majority who elected them. Maybe term limits would jerk Congress back to reality.

So let’s try this: Vote everyone out — Democrats for bribing and paying each other off to pass the health-care bill at any cost, and Republicans for being negligent and arrogant enough to let us get to this point in the first place.

I am a conservative who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I recognize socialism when it’s forced on me.


44 posted on 04/16/2010 8:06:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2312894/posts?page=242)
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To: sport
He is amusing himself andwaiting for when it is time for him to make his next move.

Exactly. I think some Freepers are seeing what they want to see. This is a guy operating with the extreme confidence that the radical left has finally, finally grabbed the reigns of the United States of America. They have finally done what, even, Lenin concluded was not possible to do in his time.

Next is cap and trade, after that Amnesty. After that, the crackdowns on dissent. Bet on it.

45 posted on 04/17/2010 1:28:21 AM PDT by riri
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