Skip to comments.Obama on tax cuts: Don’t ‘screw this up,’ Washington
Posted on 11/28/2012 10:43:41 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama urged Americans on Wednesday to help him pressure Congress to prevent a Jan. 1 tax hike on the middle class, saying it was up to the public to make sure Washington doesn't "screw this up."
"When the American people speak loudly enough, lo and behold Congress listens," Obama said, flanked by Americans who answered the White House's call to detail what that tax increase would cost them personally.
"We really need to get this right. I can only do it with the help of the American people," the president said. "It's too important for Washington to screw this up."
Obama's remarks were part of a ramped-up public campaign to pressure Republicans in Congress, who have resisted his calls for letting Bush-era tax cuts that chiefly benefit the wealthiest Americans expire. The president wants to extend reductions on income up to $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for families. But he wants taxes above that level to rise in order to spare popular government programs from the budget-cutter's ax.
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Gawd this guy makes me to want to stick my fingers down my throat.
The media setting Obama up as a Kenyan King Solomon when its HIS plan the democrats are shoving down the GOP’s throat.
“Screwed Up” is exactly your agenda!
How could we possibly miss?
.....this is just pitting one group against another.
Not what I call a leader!
There ISN’T ENOUGH TAX MONEY AVAILABLE!!!!!! Stop the class warfare rhetoric and start cutting spending, THE ONLY CURE!
These are the so called "Bush Tax Cuts For The Rich" that are expiring. How can there be any middle class tax increase? For 10 years progressive scum have told me these were only for the rich, how can middle class taxes go up?
This is all so confusing, I glad we have a smart man like Obama in charge. /s
As I said already, Rs in congress already lost this fight but they are not yet ready to tell us they have. They will tell us by passing the bills that O demands.
Republicans are just no match for O in these fights, Republicans (in congress are just too stupid) to beat him. They are just his Serfs now.
You’ve screwed it up, Obumbles. You did.
Obama is just a bystander to the Washington HE runs. The GOP should just sit back and demand a plan be presented. They have sat their letting this crap happen for almost two years.
Obama is apparently the Forrest Gump of this generation. Always there to get the accolades and to witness history, but with no role or responsibility along the way.
'Compromise' means 'Democrats get their way'. There is no other alternative. Four more years of this.. ARGH!!!
I got one thing to tell the Kenyan Kommie boy. You’ve already “screwed” it up about as bad as it can be “screwed” up. What’s left to “screw up” piggy?
Forrest Gump worked harder.
“flanked by Americans who answered the White House’s call to detail what that tax increase would cost them personally.”
Yet, they don’t think that taking from someone else costs “the other guy” anything. Hey morons, all taxes cost someone something personally!
Again, that’s why I say, “Hit the gas pedal and speed over the cliff”!
I think you’re right. But regardless, the corrupt MSM, otherwise known as the DNC, will surely blame Republicans no matter what they do. And the American Idol public will buy it hook, line, and sinker. Therefore, give Obama everything he wants and let it burn to the ground.
I distinctly remember Obama yelling “fire!” when he had to have his $800 billion stimulus. He said if he didn’t get it America would collapse. Well, we got it and it did absolutely nothing except add more crushing debt on our backs.
Obama is again yelling “fire!” Americans voted for Obama, let them get impaled as they let Obama push them to their financial death.
The commie DemocRATS blame he GOP for everything anyway. Why even worry about it? Let's Roll!
You are exactly right. The Republicans got suckered on the Bush tax cuts in the very beginning by allowing them to be temporary.
G A P I N G
R E C T U M
THIS CREEP IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!