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Obama holds firm to tax hikes as he invites Hill leaders to talks on 'fiscal cliff'
FoxBusiness.com ^ | 11/9/2012 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 11/09/2012 12:29:42 PM PST by mykroar

President Obama, claiming his election "majority" was a vindication of his fiscal policy, held firm Friday to his intention to include tax hikes for America's top earners in any negotiations with Congress to pull the nation back from the so-called "fiscal cliff."

The president, in his first remarks from Washington since winning a second term, urged officials to "get to work" on the issue as he invited congressional leaders to the White House next week. He said he's open to "compromise," but did not appear to budge on what has been a central disagreement over the last two years -- whether to extend the Bush-era tax rates for everyone, or to let them lapse for households making more than $250,000.

"I refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced," Obama said Friday. "This was a central question during the election ... and on Tuesday night, we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach."

"Our job now is to get a majority in Congress to reflect the will of the American people."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/09/obama-holds-firm-to-tax-hikes-as-invites-hill-leaders-to-talks-on-fiscal-cliff/#ixzz2Bl7zR1ya

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cuts; fiscal; tax
"Our job now is to get a majority in Congress to reflect the will of the American people."

Our job is to now remove the houses of Congress so I can rule by fiat.

1 posted on 11/09/2012 12:29:50 PM PST by mykroar
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To: mykroar
Obama holds firm to tax hikes as he invites Hill leaders to talks on 'fiscal cliff'

Looks like Boehner's attempts to kiss Bathhouse Barry Benghazi's butt got him a big slap across the face. I guess Barry is not that kind of girl.

2 posted on 11/09/2012 12:31:59 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: mykroar

God help us. He was such an insufferable bastard in his first term, this one will be truly insane.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 12:31:59 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: mykroar

The private sector is being guided to the “fiscal cliff” by his policies.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 12:32:18 PM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: mykroar
The Obama Plan:

1.) Get stupid Republicans to vote for a tax increase.

2.) Run Democrats against those Republicans and attack the stupid Republicans for “raising taxes”!

5 posted on 11/09/2012 12:33:52 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: mykroar

annual trillion dollar deficits are balanced??


6 posted on 11/09/2012 12:34:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mykroar
a majority of Americans agree

Bull, I've heard this in the press too, he didn't win by that much, and not everyone voted.

7 posted on 11/09/2012 12:34:58 PM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: Kansas58

There should be no meeting. The republican response should be submit a budget and we will all vote present.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 12:35:42 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Kansas58

What would be the danger/benefit of having everyone in the GOP vote “present?”


9 posted on 11/09/2012 12:36:17 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: mykroar
"I refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced,"

Here we go again. "Balanced" another way to say "my way".

Of course the MSM will interpret this statement as republican intransigence.

10 posted on 11/09/2012 12:36:24 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Kansas58

Just like when Republicans voted for the bail-out and Democrats in conservative districts got the opt-out OK by Pelosi.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 12:37:50 PM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: skeeter

“We’ll be happy to meet as soon as you submit a detailed, balanced budget as a starting point.”


12 posted on 11/09/2012 12:38:25 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Son House

“...The private sector is being guided to the “fiscal cliff” by his policies...”

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And this is nothing new. His agenda was to destroy America as it was. Nothing has changed — and it will get MUCH worse. He was a Stalinist/Marxist that hated America BEFORE he was elected in 2008. More destruction to come including the Constitution.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 12:40:22 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: mykroar
"This was a central question during the election ... and on Tuesday night, we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach."

That's funny, Congress is a co-equal branch and more than 50% of voters re-affirmed a GOP House of Representatives which does not support higher taxes. Sorry BO, no mandate for you!!!

14 posted on 11/09/2012 12:41:41 PM PST by IFly4Him
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To: Ingtar
“We’ll be happy to meet as soon as you submit a detailed, balanced budget as a starting point.”

Maybe Harry Reid will bring one to the floor for the first time in 4 years.

Or maybe not.

15 posted on 11/09/2012 12:43:17 PM PST by skeeter
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To: mykroar

Embrace the CLIFF!

Do not fear the cliff!


16 posted on 11/09/2012 12:43:36 PM PST by impimp
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The faux majority is that the majority to which the British Barrister Barak Obama refers?
17 posted on 11/09/2012 12:44:31 PM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The faux majority is that the majority to which the British Barrister Barak Obama refers?
18 posted on 11/09/2012 12:44:31 PM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: mykroar

Let the “Bush” tax cuts expire (the ones that this president and Congress extended - why aren’t these the “Obama” tax cuts? - don’t answer), and let sequestration take place. I and most everyone here is not a fan of higher taxes, but if it means spending gets slashed by 10%, fine. Pisses me off that spending isn’t considered as critical as income taxes.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 12:44:52 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: mykroar
"This was a central question during the election ... and on Tuesday night, we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach."

Wrong. If the American People agreed with Herr Obama, they'd have elected a Democrat controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday. They didn't.

Obama has no mandate, period. The only mandate the American people voted for is in fact GRIDLOCK. There can be no other rational, sane conclusion to be drawn from this election.

That means Mr. Boehner you best hold the line on NO TAX INCREASES, PERIOD or you lose the house in 2014.

20 posted on 11/09/2012 12:46:04 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: mykroar

1.) IF the “Fiscal Cliff” really does involve REAL cuts, (not reduction in the rate of increase), to the Annual Federal Spending Plan, (the term “Budget” is no longer used as there have been no budgets approved in the last 4 years);

2.) THEN do we need to have a “Fiscal Cliff” EVERY year to actually reduce Federal Spending year to year?

3.) In this manner, the Federal Spending would continue to decrease like clockwork, while our sorry Federal Politicians do what they do best: AVOID WORKING!


21 posted on 11/09/2012 12:46:16 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Kansas58

Republicans should vote present when the tax increase comes to a vote and let Dems vote yes all by themselves. That way they get full credit for ‘saving’ the country.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 12:46:29 PM PST by Florida native
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To: mykroar

The House should throw their hands up, use Barry’s words and then just say we are stepping out of the way, the American people have spoken. Let the Dem’s own it, don’t fight it. I’ll be dammed if I would take any of the blame for their policies.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 12:50:42 PM PST by sheana
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To: mykroar

At this point I think they should call his bluff if he is not willing to agree to serious spending cuts, let the fiscal cliff kick in. It will be a rough ride- time to buy chickens and milk cows and such...but that is coming anyway.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 12:53:14 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: mykroar

John.....Tell him to go take a HIKE!!


25 posted on 11/09/2012 1:01:18 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mykroar

I’ll allow the rich to pay more in tax, if, DumBO resigns first. I don’t think he would honor his word the other way around.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 1:31:49 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: mykroar

the least FoxNews could have done was to report the story as they know it is:

unvarnished translation: “Obama holds firm to tax hikes as he invites Hill leaders to his lecture to them on ‘fiscal cliff”

Obama has never had a meeting with “Hill Leaders” except to lecture to them and in that lecture tell them what he expects from them; not to solicit or care what they have to say.

Ryan was demonized because he would not be lectured to by Obama.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 2:13:32 PM PST by Wuli
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