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Posted on 12/22/2012 11:41:14 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama: I Met Republicans Halfway On Taxes, More Than Halfway On Spending
THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Over the last few weeks I've been working with leaders of both parties on a proposal to get our deficit under control, avoid tax cuts -- or avoid tax hikes on the middle class, and to make sure that we can spur jobs and economic growth -- a balanced proposal that cuts spending but also asks the wealthiest Americans to pay more; a proposal that will strengthen the middle class over the long haul and grow our economy over the long haul.
During the course of these negotiations, I offered to compromise with Republicans in Congress. I met them halfway on taxes, and I met them more than halfway on spending. And in terms of actual dollar amounts, we're not that far apart.
As of today, I am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done. I still believe that reducing our deficit is the right thing to do for the long-term health of our economy and the confidence of our businesses. I remain committed to working towards that goal, whether it happens all at once or whether it happens in several different steps.
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The only spending that counts is the next two years.
By increasing both?
That’s meeting alfway?
What a liar.
The whole thing is BS. Nothing but kabuki theater. Not one single plan under discussion amounts to a fart in a hurricane in regards to addressing the national debt or the economy.
I hate it when government leaders lie to the electorate
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What I want for Christmas: ONE member of the media who will confront ridiculous statements such as this.
No, O. We don’t need half of your tax increase. We need a substantial tax CUT!
and if you can’t start cutting the excessive spending NOW when it is doing us the most harm, then nobody believes you about any proposed cuts in year 2025
In the year 2094, Obama supports a $50 trillion spending cut. Beat that, you evil republicans!
How could fox stand there with a straight face? We don’t need even steven spending and cutting. the Cutting has to be WAY more than the spending, that’s how you REDUCE deficits.
Can I nominate Dave Ramsey for budget director?
I think O is being coached with drama lessons for this fight,’
He knows its won on TV.
Total BS from Mr. Transparency. He not only move the goal posts, he also strecthed the field.
Obama is a a full bag of Cr@p!
What difference would that make? The rest will ensure that 50%+ believe what Obama is saying.
Our founding fathers gave newspapers extraordinary protection in the Constitution. In exchange they were to be the last check and balance in our political system.
We are now at the point where almost 100% of the old main stream media support the goals of the far left. And if you are a member of the far left, the ends justify the means. Lying is not a problem.
This administration does not even attempt to provide cover for their lies. They can make any statement about anything and the media will report it as truth, and demonize anyone that attempts to correct the record (which is why they have spent years demonizing Fox news and conservative radio shows).
Now all they have to do is say “Well that comes from Fox and you know how bias they are”, and the people will believe it to be so.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We are at that stage where they feel they can say and do anything they want.
History has proven that even absolute dictators will fail when they push their citizens too far. As always no one really knows where that point is. Also no one can predict what will happen to those that have been lying to the people when that point is reached, I suspect it will not be pretty.
Compromise means more can kicking. Who would have guessed?
First, we raise the Debt Ceiling because an ALL DEMOCRAT MAJORITY pushed handouts to un-sustainable levels, and now we want to pay for that on the backs of those who have "more than their fair share"? So...if we cut back on OTHER spending, then taxing is okay?
What a dork.
where are those fact checkers from the debates?
Lying sack of shyte and the media will dutifully (joyously) convey his lies
Along with a republican who has the stuff to call a presser, show and tell the public precisely what Obamas terms are, what he wants and what he has rejected. Instead, nothing from them, for all we know, Obama is telling the truth and Boehner is lying. Aloha.
Yep, he's speaking to the low-information voter and that headline is all that matters. It is really, really disgusting.
A man capable of lying like this is also capable of more serious crimes. It's ominous that he has failed to close down Gitmo; he may be holding it open for his real enemies.
He could claim that he was born of a virgin mother on Magic mountain and delivered to earth in a chariot pulled by unicorns and the media would report it as fact.
"(I'm now only asking for raising spending 8 when I wanted to spend 10 so I saved 6 and that's halfway in my head.) Give me mo' money, I need mo' ."
Worst President ever. However, best liar ever. Because he gets away with this nonsense.
Obama/Soetoro: “I Lie, all the time. Don’t believe a word I say, unless you worship me and are therefore a deadsoul democrat.”
I keep wondering when this Media Hypnosis is going to end. whern people will wake up out of it.
Maybe never. Human beings with perfectly normal minds just sit in front of the screen and listen to Obama and believe everything he says. All critical screens instantly go down.
It’s amazing. This has never before happened to humanity. One can speak of Soviet-style propaganda but this is happening in a free country with no trauma behind us to speak of. It’s 24/7 and in color and full of beautiful people and the viewer just sits there and believes anything, anything at all for like forty hours a week. And so how long can we keep on with this daily hypnosis?
the Democrats could have run and elected Donald Duck with this kind of mind entrapment called television.
And no, I don’t have ohne.
The Wall Street Journal’s front page DID print
the truth this AM. IF they are wrong, I’d suggest
that the WhiteHouse sue the Journal for the
slanderous mis-representation of the facts.
Oh crap, I forgot The Won can pick his Judge.
I mean ‘one’.
I see you listen to Rush.
Yep, he's been using that term recently in his skits dancing around the idea that Republicans will lose in this fight.
He wants to say “I told you so” in the future and if he says that Republicans will beat Obama at this he knows it will come back to him.
Obama is out to win. He has always been out to win. He tells Pelosi what she must do so they win longer term (even 2 years out) and she whips her troops into line, to win.
To Democrats results are what counts, their transformation of America,
Are we really expecting miracles.?
Yea, and Obama’s approval rating is going higher while that of Congress is in the tank. Go figure.
Shove it, Obamahole.
Shove it deep.
Shove it often, you undereducated, lying piece of excrement.
This guy is nothing but a sociopath with a cult following of losers.
For a possible clue see what happened to Mussolini in Italy or Hitler in Germany.
“This guy is nothing but a sociopath with a cult following of losers.”
No, he is not the worst president ever, because he is NOT the president!
obama is the biggest fraud on earth - he lies about his birth place (first Kenya, then Hawaii), his name, his selective service, his social security number (he has many!), his educational background (never went to Columbia), his ‘book’ (he did not write them!) lies on his law license application (lied that he has no other names...)
Yes, he is the worst liar ever!
Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu in Romania
Mr. Obama, saying it doesn’t make it so.
I hope I live to see that day.
When I get to the point of hoping the Russians take over to rid us of this trash, I have sunk pretty low on the desperation scale.
He’s done nothing but flap his gums. A sloth is more energetic.
Obummer cannot figure out how much halfway 50% is coz:
The math stuff was fine up until about 7th grade, Obama said. After that “Im pretty lost