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?
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