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Obama to hit the road to avoid driving off the fiscal cliff (but no cuts to Government spending)
cnn ^ | 11/27/2012 | staff

Posted on 11/27/2012 6:32:54 AM PST by tobyhill

As negotiations continue over how to thwart the looming crisis known as the fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama will take his case on the road this week, urging Americans to support his push to let tax rates rise on the wealthiest Americans.

The president will tour a manufacturing facility and give remarks in the southeastern Pennsylvania town of Hatfield on Friday, the White House announced Tuesday. The campaign-style trip comes as another example of the president building pressure on Congress through public support, rather than the behind-closed-doors approach used in last summer's debt talks.

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Obama wants to drive off the cliff so the GOP should step aside and let him. Here we come Greece, we're right behind you!
1 posted on 11/27/2012 6:33:09 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

If there are no real spending cuts, it will show the world that this country is unserious about tackling runaway debt, that buying our debt is a bad idea, this economy will crash sooner or later.


2 posted on 11/27/2012 6:34:49 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tobyhill

...so instead of figuring out how to fix things HE RUNS....


3 posted on 11/27/2012 6:35:41 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tobyhill

Obama and the Democrat Party anymore are nothing but a permanent, endless, endless campaign.

Which is why they kick our arse frankly. The rest of us prefer to have some type of life in between elections. We don’t lay awake in bed at night thinking of new political “gotchas”.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 6:42:25 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Who runs the ship when the rest of them are gone? No wonder this country is gone astray, there is NO CAPTAIN.

Time to clean house completely!


5 posted on 11/27/2012 6:46:39 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

soetoro doesnt spend time in the white house or around moochelle. He has always left for a few days each week so peeps dont catch on to the total scumbag he is.


6 posted on 11/27/2012 6:53:27 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: tobyhill

Obamugabe’s Shuck & Jive Routine....Coming to a Ghetto Near You!


7 posted on 11/27/2012 6:59:59 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: tobyhill

Forever on the campaign trail, forever finding new ways to remain in the celebrity spotlight....


8 posted on 11/27/2012 7:03:50 AM PST by sarasota
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To: tobyhill
I am mad as hell. Not one word on SPENDING CUTS. What will it take to get their attention, a march, riot in D.C. by us?

They want to close LOOPHOLES, deductions, etc. THIS TIME??

Well what about next time, what's left to CLOSE? After they have spent all the new revenue, what next will they grab.

Sen Inhofe has a list of unnecessary Spending items, yet where are they, what is he doing about it. We all know the massive expenditures on the stupid things, as well as the massive outlays to foreign countries. STOP THAT FIRST, then we can talk.

Alas, they won't. First thing they will do is give themselves a HUGE pay raise, count on it.

9 posted on 11/27/2012 7:20:06 AM PST by annieokie
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To: tobyhill

Empty Oval Chair Obama File.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 7:29:17 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: annieokie

Some people genuinely hold the axiom “I’ve decided what I’m going to spend money on, things cost what they cost, and so long as I can buy them I’ll do so”; if there isn’t enough money or credit, then it’s somebody else’s fault for not providing enough and it’s up to other people to cough up enough. The credit card keeps working, checks keep cashing, they don’t care why and they don’t care what the looming consequences are. Cutting back is not an option to them - it all revolves around the notion “things cost what they cost”. Anyone who interferes with this cash flow in any way for any reason will be dealt with in a vicious manner - which is why those of us holding the “spend less than revenue” axiom will put up with their uncontrolled destructive behavior: given time, we hope to find a palatable solution, rather than canceling the credit line right now and face their wrath.

Utterly stupid, but many people do in fact think this way.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 7:32:24 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: tobyhill

... no spending cuts

Assuming there’s not enough revenue raising to slow our borrowing, additional borrowing by our government will result in increased interest demanded by our lenders, and eventually some lenders will refuse to lend more.

That’s when America will really be stuck. Sooner or later the Obama supporters who are also handout receivers will learn a hard lesson. The political question is, who will they blame?


12 posted on 11/27/2012 7:36:15 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: tobyhill
...give remarks in the southeastern Pennsylvania town of Hatfield on Friday,...

Hope the McCoys will be there to welcome him...

FMCDH(BITS)

13 posted on 11/27/2012 7:40:24 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: annieokie

Spending needs to be cut (there is PLENTY of waste that can be cut); energy sources on OUR soil need to be tapped; states need to reject ObamaCare...how about a SERIOUS ‘Grace Commission II’ with some REAL teeth?


14 posted on 11/27/2012 7:44:11 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cymbeline
The political question is, who will they blame?

Is that a trick question?

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 11/27/2012 7:47:52 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: ctdonath2
Oh, believe me I know exactly what you are saying, it's all true.

When they run out of access to money.........Bankruptcy court will bail them out.........start all over, no problem.

The question is now: What in the HELL are we going to do about it? We keep saying over and over and over it needs to stop. Maybe with the next election. blah, blah, blah.

It will never STOP until we take it into our own hands and protest, riot or whatever it takes.

The Tea Party rallies were great and they saw the masses of NICE people, that sure scared them/sarc. Being NICE gets us nowhere.

THEY hear us, they know what we want, but deliberately ignore and LAUGH at us, "well we tried", time to move on.

I'm old and I don't give a rats behind what happens to all of Congress, the entirity can be demolished for all I care anymore. Independence Day, start all over.

16 posted on 11/27/2012 7:51:23 AM PST by annieokie
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To: tobyhill

Where’s Obama vacationing or playing golf today???


17 posted on 11/27/2012 7:53:39 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: who knows what evil?
I'm for just about anything that will GET THEIR ATTENTION, no matter what it takes. How much longer will WE continue to allow them to treat us this way........

Are we all tired of the "Wait until the next election" talk? Probably, but we are being pacified and lulled, to sleepppppp, yawn. Being patient and NICE don't cut it anymore.

The Democrats are NOT GOING TO GIVE UP ANYTHING, now or ever.

18 posted on 11/27/2012 7:58:02 AM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie

What’s the old line..? “If you’re not outraged; you’re not paying attention.”


19 posted on 11/27/2012 8:18:21 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tobyhill

He’s out prepping people to ‘blame Republicans’ for the fall of our economy and health care system...


20 posted on 11/27/2012 8:27:41 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cymbeline

The political question is, who will they blame?
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Whoever the media tells them to blame. I agree totally with your assumption though.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 8:31:45 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: nothingnew

Who will they blame? ... you ask me if that’s a trick question.

“they” means voters. To me it’s an extremely serious question.

I puzzle over how Republicans keep from getting the blame for these hard times no matter who’s fault it really is.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 9:47:19 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: tobyhill

I did some figuring when the Buffet tax was being discussed, it may be a bit off with details but it should be directionally correct.
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I did some quick figerrin and assuming the numbers below:

Fed Budget = $3.7T
Fed tax revenue = $2.4T
Fed Debt = $16T
Buffet Rule revenue increase $4.7B

This would equal the following, if the average family were in the same boat as the federal gov’t.

Annual Income = $60K
Annual Spending = $90K
Current Credit Card debt = $400K

This family decides to take control and they get an extra job to add to their income (buffet tax) so they go and earn $117, yes one hundred and seventeen dollars for the entire year.

Just sayin.


23 posted on 11/27/2012 9:57:34 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: annieokie

I am mad as hell.””

I am mad that the Republicans apparently are willing to swallow the massive voter fraud which kept them out of the White House.

Until such voter fraud is corrected once and for all, there will never be another Republican in the White House.


24 posted on 11/27/2012 10:28:41 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Then there WIll never be another Republican in the WH.


25 posted on 11/27/2012 11:07:19 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Doogle

of course. He’s hitting the trail to rabble rouse. Someone ought to tel him that the campaign is over.

Time to stay in Washington and work the problem...a concept as foreign to him as his lineage.


26 posted on 11/27/2012 11:28:13 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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