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Obama on tax cuts: Don’t ‘screw this up,’ Washington
Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Olivier Knox

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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1 posted on 11/28/2012 10:43:43 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
With Obama at the helm I expect nothing less than catastrophe.
2 posted on 11/28/2012 10:46:11 AM PST by Obadiah (What if the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gawd this guy makes me to want to stick my fingers down my throat.


3 posted on 11/28/2012 10:48:51 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The media setting Obama up as a Kenyan King Solomon when its HIS plan the democrats are shoving down the GOP’s throat.


4 posted on 11/28/2012 10:49:06 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Barack!

“Screwed Up” is exactly your agenda!

How could we possibly miss?


5 posted on 11/28/2012 10:49:06 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

.....this is just pitting one group against another.

Not what I call a leader!


6 posted on 11/28/2012 10:49:39 AM PST by malia
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There ISN’T ENOUGH TAX MONEY AVAILABLE!!!!!! Stop the class warfare rhetoric and start cutting spending, THE ONLY CURE!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/avoiding-the-fiscal-cliff-what-would-you-recommend/


7 posted on 11/28/2012 10:50:24 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'm confused.

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

8 posted on 11/28/2012 10:50:38 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; ..
RE :”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.”
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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. “

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.

9 posted on 11/28/2012 10:52:54 AM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved to Obama again yet?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You’ve screwed it up, Obumbles. You did.


10 posted on 11/28/2012 10:53:18 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 10:56:07 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Obadiah
0bama will run out the 'fiscal cliff' clock so that he can hold military pay hostage in exchange for raising taxes. Book it, BET ON IT, bank it, list it, count on it. 0bama has absolutely NO interest in compromising with Republicans. They'll be forced to accept tax hikes or else be painted as villains for causing military pay to be withheld or be blamed for some other horrific byproduct of a stalemate.

'Compromise' means 'Democrats get their way'. There is no other alternative. Four more years of this.. ARGH!!!

12 posted on 11/28/2012 11:00:11 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


13 posted on 11/28/2012 11:01:22 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: ilgipper
Obama is apparently the Forrest Gump of this generation.

Forrest Gump worked harder.

14 posted on 11/28/2012 11:01:43 AM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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!


15 posted on 11/28/2012 11:02:12 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SCalGal

16 posted on 11/28/2012 11:11:32 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 11:11:55 AM PST by Obadiah (What if the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash?)
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To: Obadiah
I agree. "The cliff" may be a great time to teach the jerks living in the country that "elections do have consequences". It's too bad the GOP just don't "get it".

The commie DemocRATS blame he GOP for everything anyway. Why even worry about it? Let's Roll!

18 posted on 11/28/2012 11:16:40 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

You are exactly right. The Republicans got suckered on the Bush tax cuts in the very beginning by allowing them to be temporary.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 11:17:46 AM PST by MrShoop
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WHAT A

G A P I N G

R E C T U M

THIS CREEP IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 11/28/2012 11:19:19 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: ilgipper
Obama is apparently the Forrest Gump of this generation.

What an insult to Forrest Gump.

21 posted on 11/28/2012 11:25:18 AM PST by Irish Eyes
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Transitioning from “Bush’s Fault” to “Washington’s Fault” to “GOP’s Fault” to “Your Fault” to “Everyone Else’s Fault but Me.”


22 posted on 11/28/2012 11:27:12 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Irish Eyes

Obama would demand “new coke”


23 posted on 11/28/2012 11:33:25 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

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24 posted on 11/28/2012 11:47:11 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its not over till the fat lady douches..
And LAdy Liberty is preparing to disgust many..
Any.... in the way will get slimed in a terrible way..

BUT then they want and expect the disgusting Dog and Vinegar Show..
Thats what they voted for..

Obama is indeed PUNISHMENT to America.. for many crimes...
The Punisher in Chief is hard at work..


25 posted on 11/28/2012 11:49:16 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a P.O.S.....Mr. “Screw Up” himself


26 posted on 11/28/2012 11:54:13 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: biff

I don’t need that to kake me gag.

Listening to this lying a-hole would make a buzzard gag.


27 posted on 11/28/2012 12:05:06 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a P.O.S.....Mr. “Screw Up” himself


28 posted on 11/28/2012 12:06:13 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The tax cuts are already in place. He’s the one who wants to hike them. He should just leave well enough alone. He’s such an idiot when it comes to fiscal issues.


29 posted on 11/28/2012 12:06:45 PM PST by jersey117
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To: biff
Gawd this guy makes me to want to stick my fingers down my throat.

I've had to replace 43 keyboards and never had to use my fingers to puke from this bastards bullshit.

FMCDH(BITS)

30 posted on 11/28/2012 12:07:10 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: All

So, the democrats want to extend the MEAN OLD GEORGE BUSH’S TAX CUTS (on everyone but job creators). The republicans should at least demand they be made permanent. Then they won’t be Bush’s tax cuts anymore.


31 posted on 11/28/2012 12:18:17 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: ilgipper
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.

Either you never watched the movie or you are an idiot that didn't understnd it. I know of no other options except for leaving off a sarc tag.

Please help us end this FReepathon.

-Elliott

32 posted on 11/28/2012 9:50:32 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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