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Breaking: Obama to make a statement at 5:45 PM EST following fiscal cliff meeting-Live Thread[12-28]
nbcnews.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | NBC News and wire services

Posted on 12/28/2012 2:45:39 PM PST by John W

The highly-anticipated meeting came and went without any immediate clue from congressional lawmakers as to whether they had made any progress toward resolving the impending onset of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1.

But the president is scheduled to deliver a statement from the White House at 5:45 p.m. ET.

A protracted stalemate between Obama-led Democrats and congressional Republicans had prompted Friday's last-ditch meeting.

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donothingsenate; fiscalcliff; obama; reid
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To: Toespi

Well...the R’pubs deserve bashing.... The whole bunch is as worthless as teats on a boar hog.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 2:57:07 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: John W

“All my new higher taxes I’m cramming down your throats are Bush’s fault! But soon you’ll lose your job, too, and then you can kiss my ass for food stamps and a free Obamaphone. Merry Ramadam and a festive Kwanza, stupid chumps!”


22 posted on 12/28/2012 2:57:44 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: John W

“For the last couple months....” you’ve done nothing, clown.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 2:58:02 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W
Give till it hurts comrade.

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24 posted on 12/28/2012 2:58:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: John W

I bet the reason he left Hawaii early was NOT due to the fiscal cliff, but health reason: the MiL voted him off the island.


25 posted on 12/28/2012 2:58:22 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: John W

We should start a pool on how late he will be. 2:45 I say it will start at 3:15 pacific time.


26 posted on 12/28/2012 2:58:43 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Someone whispering off to the side bothered him. Rabbit ears...


27 posted on 12/28/2012 2:59:43 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The liar speaks. What a tool!


28 posted on 12/28/2012 2:59:53 PM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: John W

I wish he was The Late...


29 posted on 12/28/2012 3:00:06 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

Lying through his teeth about where the economy is and where it’s going and why.


30 posted on 12/28/2012 3:01:02 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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31 posted on 12/28/2012 3:01:27 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TheRhinelander

Without cutting spending raising taxes wont do jack S#$%


32 posted on 12/28/2012 3:01:28 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: 9422WMR

I refuse to hear the liar in chief speak. Hearing him talk makes me want to vomit and I got this fear of puking..Obama can’t help lying, he’s been lying since the day he was born


33 posted on 12/28/2012 3:01:51 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: John W

Sounds like the onus is going to be on Reid to get something they can vote on.

[Reid has been the obstructionist for years.]


34 posted on 12/28/2012 3:02:24 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Correct title head prick to lie and blame others at 6:PM hes always late.


35 posted on 12/28/2012 3:02:42 PM PST by omega4179 (Kenian retro ad infernum)
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To: rockrr

HaHaHa


37 posted on 12/28/2012 3:03:17 PM PST by funfan
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To: John W

“Nobody gets 100%...” (except me)

FUBO


38 posted on 12/28/2012 3:03:56 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: PGalt

Thank you for correcting me.


39 posted on 12/28/2012 3:04:05 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I just watched the arrogant bastard. People actually voted for that dumbass?
Yea, it is shocking when you actually hear the idiot speak.


40 posted on 12/28/2012 3:04:44 PM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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