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Posted on 07/22/2011 10:30:20 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
President: 'Every American will suffer' if debt deal not reached By Sam Youngman - 07/22/11 12:10 PM ET
President Obama took his public relations effort on the road Friday, keeping the pressure on Congress to raise the debt ceiling and devise a grand bargain to deal with the national deficit, by telling a Maryland audience that "if we don't solve it, every American will suffer."
At a town-hall meeting at the University of Maryland, Obama again made his case for raising the debt ceiling, cutting almost $4 trillion in spending and raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
The president, who for the last few weeks has been in intense White House meetings with congressional leaders, said that despite the fighting in Washington, "we have never defaulted on our debt we're not going to do it now."
"The United States of America doesn't run out without paying the tab," Obama said. "We pay our bills. We meet our obligations."
The president said that in the 2010 midterms, "Americans chose a divided government, but they didn't choose a dysfunctional government."
Obama said he has convinced the American people on taxes and spending, and that he has found a bipartisan group in the Senate, presumably the Gang of Six, that agrees.
"The only folks we have left to convince are some folks in the House of Representatives," Obama said. "We're going to keep working on that."
Addressing the issue of class warfare, Obama said he wants "everybody to be able to be a millionaire" and that his efforts for a balanced plan are "not about punishing wealth."
"This isn't some wild-eyed socialist position," Obama said. "This is the position being taken by people of both parties and no party."
So tell your cohorts in the Senate to approve CCB, and sign it already!
I thought the exact same thing when I read the title.
Is that a statement or a threat, Mr. President?
And he will make sure of it.
Bam-Bam, your party claims that the Republicans are the party of “no”. Your party sir is the party of “no effin’ clue”. Where is their plan?
My thought, exactly.
At least he understands how most people view him these days!
Golf this weekend at Camp David or a family paid outing to an exclusive dude ranch in Montana?
Come on GOP, call his bluff.
That's more like it. Now Barry be a good little dictator and go play golf.
Obama,”The only thing we have to offer is fear itself.”
Obama wants everyone to be a millionaire but then he’d
STILL want to raise taxes!
Obama’s at a campaign fundraiser in Maryland today?
Why does he need a fundraiser?
Why doesn’t he just raise his campaign’s debt limit?
Well, Hussein, the House passed an increase in the debt limit. Maybe you ought to tell your cultists in the Senate to get their ass in gear and pass it.
By the way, Hussein, how did YOU vote on the debt ceiling increase when you were in the Senate?
The ball is in your court, Barrack. It's up to you to stop playing games and decide if *you* want to put the country at risk.
“...The only thing we have to offer is fear itself....
Democrats have been successfully scaring people for centuries....they donned white sheets and burned crosses to frighten Blacks. In modern times they frighten the elderly, women and children. The only ones Democrats don’t want to frighten are criminals, dictators and terrorists.