Skip to comments.Obama: Americans back me on debt deal
Posted on 07/15/2011 9:01:42 AM PDT by maggief
President Obama on Friday pointed to polls to argue that his proposal of a "balanced approach" on a debt deal - one that includes revenue increases as well as spending cuts - is what the American people want.
"My Republican friends have said that they're not willing to do revenues, and they have repeated that on several occasions," he told reporters at a news conference in Washington. "My hope, though, is that they're listening not just to lobbyists or special interests here in Washington, but they're also listening to the American people. Because it turns out, poll after poll, many done by your organizations, show that it's not just Democrats who think we need to take a balanced approach, it's Republicans as well."
A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that only 20 percent of Americans support a deal that only includes spending cuts, something Republicans have insisted on. Another 30 percent wanted a deal that was "mostly" spending cuts, and 32 percent wanted a deal split equally between spending cuts and tax increases. Eleven percent favored a deal that was mostly or all tax increases.
"The clear majority of Republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues," Mr. Obama said. "That's not just Democrats. That's the majority of Republicans." (That Gallup poll found that only one in four Republicans favor a deal that is only spending cuts.)
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Gee, why doesn’t he look at the polls that state just the opposite. I tell you what Bozo, why don’t we put it to a vote? let the people have a real poll and a say in this budget clusterf***.
OK Obama- you first
I addition on not knowing how to lead this asswipe can’t read or do math....
What this American wants is for him to get the blank out of MY White House.
Super Freak has been toke’n again!!! Is this man insane or does he really think Americans are that stupid - OK I won’t go there.
Not only does the AnointedIdiot suffer from NPD, he also suffers from delusional idiocy. =.=
The man is clearly insane.
so obozo want to point to polls??? lets hope the cowardly GOP takes this cue and time after time points to obozo’s unpoplar policies, failed agenda, etc as shown by polls...
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.
Obama: Americans back me on debt deal
NOT THIS AMERICAN..... FUBO
Especially if your ‘contact’ with the American people are ONLY from the pre-screened 10 letters you read at night every day.
And I doubt you actually read the whole letter, not just scan through the adoring part.
He’s looking and listening to the Holderite polls.
This guy lives in a dream world.
Having surrounded himself with ‘YES MEN’, they tell him exactly what he wants to hear..............
What a laugh.America just wants Obama GONE.
Don't let the screen door hit your Arab ass on the way out. It might leave body lice behind.
And the man lies, what else is new, CBS?
So he got Gallup to trump him up one poll with questions that could so easily be discombobulated to produce his required result.
Who do they think they’re fooling?
The man has completely lost his FREAK’n MIND!
“the American people back me on this”
the lie told round the world
What was the poll question?
“Would you prefer obama’s debt plan and a free pony, or the GOP plan and no govt checks?”
Who left the door to the White Hut’s ‘Rubber Room’ open?
Americans back the snowman’s debt deal? Central Americans, south Americans............?
I’d like to see Mr. Obama send the government’s general account a MUCH larger check for those “revenues”.
I know what you mean but can you imagine the fight that would ensue in congress over how the proposal would be worded on the ballot?
The rats would insist on something like,"Yes or no, do you want the evil republicans to rob the poor and elderly or not".
Yes like they wanted Obama Care. /sarcasm
most polls also show the majority of Americans want obamacare repealed....run with it Boehner/Cantor- obozo gave you the opening...
He must be talking about the 24% that do not have to eat their peas!??!
I get the feeling that someone is very close to him everyday whispering in his ear that he is still loved and has the support of the country.
If he thought otherwise he would break...his insanity protects him.
This strange behaior of Obama’s is why we desperately need a real conservative to get the nom and go after him. A RINO like Mitt or a wimp like (insert name here) isn’t going to cut it. Someone like Palin will drive him to snap on national television or at least on the press plane where there are lots of cell phones to pick it up. He’s going to snap! I really think a woman is the person for the job.
Typical propaganda bot behavior by Gallup. Seems they are no longer the "Gold Standard of polling"
Obama and most of the GOP want the Tea Party reps to commit political suicide.
Boy whatever meds he is taking must really make him think that he is on the planet zook.
Which is a complete lie...the revenue is there to cover these checks. Why the Repubs don't scream this at the top of their lungs, every chance they get, I'll never know.
Hey moron Obama, what part of the fact that raising taxes does not increase revenues do you not understand!! MORON!!
Have a mentioned lately that the MSM cheerleading for the Obama administration makes me sick!
Cherry picked poll is now the talking point. Not one mention of reforming the tax code. He also used a figure of 80%, bs.
Does this guy do anything of his own mind before checiking the polls? And you thought the CLinton’s were bad on this....
Doublespeak propaganda by OweBama and CBS...
So what’s the plan? Where’s the proposed budget?
Obama: 80% Of American People Want Higher Taxes As Part Of Deal
“You have 80% of the American people who support a balanced approach. 80% of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem. The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically.”
Maybe its a set of voices then. Valerie Jarrett would be my pick.
Why can’t people see him as the socialist that he is? When he talks about the Bush tax cuts that we couldn’t pay for, it sounds like he truly believes that he OWNS all of our income.
Please attempt to educate at least one democrat. My wife talks to about 10 of them daily and has been able to educate some of them on the basic of basics. Many seniors still think that republicans want to cut their social security and medicare. This is a PR war of truth.
There IS an alternate American poltical universe, and “O” is THEIR ‘President’ ... !!!
We are losing this debate because our representatives continue to be scared of the result of telling the truth and holding the line.
If the GOP does NOT hold the line on Obama and his class warfare and FDR-esque approach to redistribution, the GOP, as we know it will be dead. THAT is what is seriously at risk!
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