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Obama: I’ll veto any bill that isn’t “balanced” with tax hikes
Hotair ^ | 09/19/2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/19/2011 9:15:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

He’s got a deficit-reduction package that can’t clear the House, thanks to massive new tax hikes that everyone knows are a deal-killer. He has a jobs package that can’t clear the Senate. What’s a President to do? Threaten a veto:

President Obama warned he will veto any deficit plan brought to him by Congress that wasn’t ‘balanced’ between taxes and spending cuts.

‘We are not going to have a one-sided deal that hurts the folks who are most vulnerable,’ Obama said Monday morning, speaking from the Rose Garden.

He rejected accusations that tax increases for the wealthy was ‘class warfare’.

The president argued, as he has repeatedly, that wealthier Americans ‘shouldn’t get a better deal than ordinary families.’.

“This is not class warfare, it’s math. The money’s going to have to come from some place,” the president said, speaking to reporters. “If we’re not willing to ask those who’ve done extraordinarily well to help America close the deficit, the logic, the math says everybody else has to do a whole lot more. “

What’s so surprising about this rhetoric is how unsurprising it is. Obama has been making this same exact argument for years, starting in the 2008 campaign, but accelerating last year. Obama made the exact same argument — and veto threat, too — just before caving in December 2010 and agreeing to extend the Bush-era tax rates.

The threat is as empty as the rhetoric. Let’s say for argument’s sake that the House and Senate passed a bill that accomplished significant deficit reduction through entitlement reform without Obama’s John Edwards-like Two Americas tax policy. Does anyone believe that Obama would veto a bill backed by both a Republican House and a Democratic Senate? Would Obama really want to make himself look like the least bipartisan political leader in Washington DC? There isn’t a chance in Hades that he would veto such a bill, even though getting such a bill to the White House would have almost as small a chance in the first place.

With even his own party insisting that they’re not going to bite on more spending and higher taxes, Obama’s already starting to isolate himself on economic policy. He issued this warning in a sad attempt to impress a few people on the Left with his “leadership,” but issuing empty threats isn’t real leadership. It’s an expression of political impotence.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jobsbill; kingofthedeficit; notaxes4dnc; notaxes4ge; obama; obamajobsbill; obamajobsplan; obamanomics; taxes; taxhikes; tyrantimam
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1 posted on 09/19/2011 9:15:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama: I’ll veto any bill that isn’t “balanced” with tax hikes

Funny, but I don't recall hearing THAT in his last speech.

2 posted on 09/19/2011 9:17:45 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SeekAndFind
Remember, Citizens... nobama hates you, hates your family, hates your success, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer . Everything nobama does is intentional. God help us all.
3 posted on 09/19/2011 9:18:54 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love it. Øbumbler: arrogant, intransigent and intractable to the bitter end.


4 posted on 09/19/2011 9:19:49 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Puppage

The asshat just doesn’t get it! If you cut spending, you don’t need tax hikes . . . what am I missing? This guy’s a jerk!


5 posted on 09/19/2011 9:19:55 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

He’d be happy if he could only get part of his balanced deal:

1.1 Trillion in “cuts” from winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, balanced by:

1.1 Trillion in tax increases.


6 posted on 09/19/2011 9:20:23 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

Barack, you have failed Econ 101!
Veto if you will, but know you have FAILED AGAIN!

We will not be a party to your continued destruction of the American economy.

Go back and review Paul Ryan’s response to your broken plan.
(FNS interview-18 Sept.)
The entire Republican field must learn these responses, and hammer the Obama, the Senate, and the MSM with them, at every turn!


7 posted on 09/19/2011 9:20:53 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: SeekAndFind
Kill the economy and impoverish the people to save the Government's books.

Yup, sounds just like Obama.

8 posted on 09/19/2011 9:21:13 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: SeekAndFind

>>> Obama: I’ll veto any bill that isn’t “balanced” with tax hikes

Translation: “One way or another, I’m gonna git you sucka-es.”


9 posted on 09/19/2011 9:21:30 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

And what’s perfect about this post is that it came from Hotair.com.


10 posted on 09/19/2011 9:21:35 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I see this as positive.


11 posted on 09/19/2011 9:22:41 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: SeekAndFind

414 days till we vote this bastard out


12 posted on 09/19/2011 9:22:41 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 9/19/11, 414/489 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (Nov 6 2012))
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To: SeekAndFind

After my morning constitutional I had a bitter clinger I named Obama. Obama was wiped out by Northern Tissue.


13 posted on 09/19/2011 9:22:58 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let him keep up this insanity. The Dems are already scrambling behind the scenes to find his replacement and who else do they have? Pelosi & Reid?


14 posted on 09/19/2011 9:24:01 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: SeekAndFind
"Does anyone believe that Obama would veto a bill backed by both a Republican House and a Democratic Senate?"

Yes - because he just doesn't care - he was elected president and that means he will do as he damn well pleases.
It is his job to dictate, and the Congress's job is to do as they're told..........

15 posted on 09/19/2011 9:25:15 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: SeekAndFind

0bamaZombie: “Must destroy wealthy to help us all”


16 posted on 09/19/2011 9:25:53 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cool. With a little luck, nothing will get passed - less damage that way.


17 posted on 09/19/2011 9:26:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: hal ogen
Remember, Citizens... nobama hates you, hates your family, hates your success, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer.

Yep.

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18 posted on 09/19/2011 9:26:36 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("Romneycare," he said as he turned and walked away.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like someone posted yesterday, if it wasn’t “The One”, people would be storming the White House by now...


19 posted on 09/19/2011 9:27:00 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind
Translation:

My base told me to fight, so here is my half-assed attempt to sound tough.

Do you all love me again?

20 posted on 09/19/2011 9:27:32 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Zero, what makes you think your scam will even see the light of day.


21 posted on 09/19/2011 9:27:40 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t wait until America vetoes him out of OUR House next year or sooner.


22 posted on 09/19/2011 9:28:52 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barack, sit down, shut up and eat your peas. The Tea Party is about to force-feed them to you.


23 posted on 09/19/2011 9:29:11 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: SeekAndFind

What as the the Stupid Party’s response been? It should be laughter.


24 posted on 09/19/2011 9:29:11 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Puppage
Funny, but I don't recall hearing THAT in his last speech.

It was not in the legislation that created the Sooooooper Committee either. Obama is getting to have his cake and eat it too here. He got the debt limit increase, kicked the can down the road past November, 2012, and now before the committee has even begun to structure a plan he is dictating to them what has to be in the plan.

The GOP just seems incapable of ever learning the Charlie Brown and the Football lesson.

25 posted on 09/19/2011 9:29:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
Just when you thought he could not be more STUPID...

Beyond Dumb

STUPID, STUPIDER and STUPIDEST! This is the progressive liberal thought process. It can get worse, worser and worsest.

Sorry to pervert the English language but how else to describe it, escapes me at this moment.

26 posted on 09/19/2011 9:30:13 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: SeekAndFind

FUBO


27 posted on 09/19/2011 9:31:56 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: rockrr

Let me be the first here to say this: There is no affirmative action program for the Presidency of the United States. You pass or you fail.


28 posted on 09/19/2011 9:32:05 AM PDT by Anti dote
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To: Puppage

Higher Taxes Won’t Reduce the Deficit
History shows that when Congress gets more revenue, the pols spend it.

In the late 1980s, one of us, Richard Vedder, and Lowell Gallaway of Ohio University co-authored a often-cited research paper for the congressional Joint Economic Committee (known as the $1.58 study) that found that every new dollar of new taxes led to more than one dollar of new spending by Congress. Subsequent revisions of the study over the next decade found similar results.

But no matter how we configured the data and no matter what variables we examined, higher tax collections never resulted in less spending.

The grand bargain so many in Washington yearn for—tax increases coupled with spending cuts—is a fool’s errand. Our research confirms what the late economist Milton Friedman said of Congress many years ago: “Politicians will always spend every penny of tax raised and whatever else they can get away with.”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704648604575620502560925156.html?mod=djemEditorialPage_h


29 posted on 09/19/2011 9:32:15 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: SeekAndFind
Poverty
30 posted on 09/19/2011 9:33:01 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Christian4Bush

The countdown continues...


31 posted on 09/19/2011 9:33:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: SeekAndFind
"... ‘We are not going to have a one-sided deal that hurts the folks who are most vulnerable,

And how exactly does it do that? How many 'most vulnerable' are there that we need to spend $3.4 TRILLION dollars this year?

$3.4Trillion, divided by 300 million (population of the USA) equals over $11,000 per person.

32 posted on 09/19/2011 9:34:49 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t forget - Pelosi’s PAYGO program is still in affect.


33 posted on 09/19/2011 9:35:17 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: SeekAndFind

OweBama is determined to be a one-term president.

Hey Barry, it isn’t the raising of taxes that will do you in or help your *cause*, it is the resulting economic collapse that will sink your sorry excuse for a leader.

Go ahead and put all your eggs in that basket, because it is the final nail in the coffin that is your reelection chances.


34 posted on 09/19/2011 9:36:03 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: AlmaKing
I see this as positive

Does this mean Obama will VETO the "jobs bill" if it does not tax the job creators?

I'm going out and get the popcorn.

35 posted on 09/19/2011 9:36:31 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: bgill

I have a nightmare that when we do get rid of this pile of horse dung, that the Media that loves him will keep barfing him up on us every couple of days like they do with Bubba the Clinton.


36 posted on 09/19/2011 9:37:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Not that many months left until we get to veto that idiot.

Then he can go back to his peers in Chicago - land of sleaze.


37 posted on 09/19/2011 9:38:02 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

OK How about this. We’ll put a 50% property tax on hollywood mansions and leave everyone else alone.


38 posted on 09/19/2011 9:38:06 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: SeekAndFind
VETO OBAMA!!!
39 posted on 09/19/2011 9:38:22 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: subterfuge
OweBama is determined to be a one-term president.

I suppose he could sign an executive order to remain in control after jan 20th 2013 once the violence he and his ilk are inciting starts up in our cities. You know, in the name of national security.

40 posted on 09/19/2011 9:38:50 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: SeekAndFind

Call his bluff.


41 posted on 09/19/2011 9:40:17 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Christian4Bush
Obama countdown clock
42 posted on 09/19/2011 9:41:23 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I had a bitter clinger I named Obama.

- just in case it doesn't understand English.

43 posted on 09/19/2011 9:41:23 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fu obama... we are going to **** you out of your job soon... bastard.

LLS


44 posted on 09/19/2011 9:43:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: SeekAndFind
  I think his primary goal is to get the Republicans to break their promise.

   Then again, he might just be a loon. This stuff ("balancing" a spending cut with a tax hike) doesn't make sense to anyone - except possibly himself.
45 posted on 09/19/2011 9:44:56 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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46 posted on 09/19/2011 9:45:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: SandyInSeattle
  Call his bluff.

  I'm just bluffing here.... so uh... don't call my bluff!!!
47 posted on 09/19/2011 9:52:33 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obozo, may I loan you a pen.

hee hee hee

FUBO!


48 posted on 09/19/2011 9:52:53 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: laweeks

What you are “missing” is this: Obama is not a “jerk”; Obama is an anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-capitalist, Marxist, Communist, Socialist, Afro-centric BLACK Liberation Theology RACIST who hates America and is out do destroy it from within. He is not a jerk...he is “a man with a plan” and he is working it 24/7.


49 posted on 09/19/2011 9:53:14 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

$3 in taxes for $1 in cuts? That’s balanced? Barry is unbalanced.


50 posted on 09/19/2011 9:56:02 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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