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Obama: Americans back me on debt deal
CBS News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 07/15/2011 9:01:42 AM PDT by maggief

President Obama on Friday pointed to polls to argue that his proposal of a "balanced approach" on a debt deal - one that includes revenue increases as well as spending cuts - is what the American people want.

"My Republican friends have said that they're not willing to do revenues, and they have repeated that on several occasions," he told reporters at a news conference in Washington. "My hope, though, is that they're listening not just to lobbyists or special interests here in Washington, but they're also listening to the American people. Because it turns out, poll after poll, many done by your organizations, show that it's not just Democrats who think we need to take a balanced approach, it's Republicans as well."

A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that only 20 percent of Americans support a deal that only includes spending cuts, something Republicans have insisted on. Another 30 percent wanted a deal that was "mostly" spending cuts, and 32 percent wanted a deal split equally between spending cuts and tax increases. Eleven percent favored a deal that was mostly or all tax increases.

"The clear majority of Republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues," Mr. Obama said. "That's not just Democrats. That's the majority of Republicans." (That Gallup poll found that only one in four Republicans favor a deal that is only spending cuts.)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2011polls; bhofascism; debtceiling; delusional; democrats; liberalfascism; nobama2012; obama; obamatruthfile; youlie
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1 posted on 07/15/2011 9:01:45 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Gee, why doesn’t he look at the polls that state just the opposite. I tell you what Bozo, why don’t we put it to a vote? let the people have a real poll and a say in this budget clusterf***.


2 posted on 07/15/2011 9:04:02 AM PDT by calex59
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To: maggief

OK Obama- you first


3 posted on 07/15/2011 9:04:20 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: maggief

I addition on not knowing how to lead this asswipe can’t read or do math....


4 posted on 07/15/2011 9:04:26 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: maggief

What this American wants is for him to get the blank out of MY White House.


5 posted on 07/15/2011 9:04:33 AM PDT by bgill
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To: maggief

Super Freak has been toke’n again!!! Is this man insane or does he really think Americans are that stupid - OK I won’t go there.


6 posted on 07/15/2011 9:04:56 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: maggief

Not only does the AnointedIdiot suffer from NPD, he also suffers from delusional idiocy. =.=


7 posted on 07/15/2011 9:04:57 AM PDT by cranked
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To: maggief

The man is clearly insane.


8 posted on 07/15/2011 9:05:01 AM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: maggief

so obozo want to point to polls??? lets hope the cowardly GOP takes this cue and time after time points to obozo’s unpoplar policies, failed agenda, etc as shown by polls...


9 posted on 07/15/2011 9:05:09 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: maggief

Psalm 5:9
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.


10 posted on 07/15/2011 9:05:59 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: maggief

Obama: Americans back me on debt deal

NOT THIS AMERICAN..... FUBO


11 posted on 07/15/2011 9:06:01 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: maggief

Yep.

Especially if your ‘contact’ with the American people are ONLY from the pre-screened 10 letters you read at night every day.

And I doubt you actually read the whole letter, not just scan through the adoring part.


12 posted on 07/15/2011 9:06:11 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: calex59

He’s looking and listening to the Holderite polls.


13 posted on 07/15/2011 9:06:37 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: maggief

This guy lives in a dream world.
OR
Having surrounded himself with ‘YES MEN’, they tell him exactly what he wants to hear..............


14 posted on 07/15/2011 9:06:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: maggief
The politics of yet another false, generated crisis to scare America into what Obastard wants.

LOL.

What a laugh.America just wants Obama GONE.

Don't let the screen door hit your Arab ass on the way out. It might leave body lice behind.

15 posted on 07/15/2011 9:07:06 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: maggief

And the man lies, what else is new, CBS?

So he got Gallup to trump him up one poll with questions that could so easily be discombobulated to produce his required result.

Who do they think they’re fooling?


16 posted on 07/15/2011 9:07:40 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: maggief

The man has completely lost his FREAK’n MIND!


17 posted on 07/15/2011 9:07:40 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: maggief

“the American people back me on this”

the lie told round the world

What was the poll question?

“Would you prefer obama’s debt plan and a free pony, or the GOP plan and no govt checks?”


18 posted on 07/15/2011 9:07:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: maggief

Who left the door to the White Hut’s ‘Rubber Room’ open?


19 posted on 07/15/2011 9:07:59 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: God luvs America

Riiiiiiight.


20 posted on 07/15/2011 9:07:59 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: maggief

Americans back the snowman’s debt deal? Central Americans, south Americans............?


21 posted on 07/15/2011 9:08:06 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Yes Palin can defeat the Obamanable snowman!)
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To: maggief

FUBO!


22 posted on 07/15/2011 9:08:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: maggief

I’d like to see Mr. Obama send the government’s general account a MUCH larger check for those “revenues”.


23 posted on 07/15/2011 9:08:28 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: calex59
I tell you what Bozo, why don’t we put it to a vote?

I know what you mean but can you imagine the fight that would ensue in congress over how the proposal would be worded on the ballot?

The rats would insist on something like,"Yes or no, do you want the evil republicans to rob the poor and elderly or not".

24 posted on 07/15/2011 9:08:42 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: maggief

Yes like they wanted Obama Care. /sarcasm


25 posted on 07/15/2011 9:09:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: maggief; All

most polls also show the majority of Americans want obamacare repealed....run with it Boehner/Cantor- obozo gave you the opening...


26 posted on 07/15/2011 9:09:07 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: maggief

He must be talking about the 24% that do not have to eat their peas!??!


27 posted on 07/15/2011 9:09:09 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: maggief

Dillusional.
Psychopathic liar.
Insane.


28 posted on 07/15/2011 9:09:19 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: svcw

+1

I get the feeling that someone is very close to him everyday whispering in his ear that he is still loved and has the support of the country.

If he thought otherwise he would break...his insanity protects him.


29 posted on 07/15/2011 9:09:35 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: maggief

Truly delusional.


30 posted on 07/15/2011 9:09:37 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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31 posted on 07/15/2011 9:09:49 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: maggief
Princess Binky is in denial.

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32 posted on 07/15/2011 9:10:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: maggief
So he's not just a LIAR, but he's a delusional LIAR.

ML/NJ

33 posted on 07/15/2011 9:10:09 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: maggief

This strange behaior of Obama’s is why we desperately need a real conservative to get the nom and go after him. A RINO like Mitt or a wimp like (insert name here) isn’t going to cut it. Someone like Palin will drive him to snap on national television or at least on the press plane where there are lots of cell phones to pick it up. He’s going to snap! I really think a woman is the person for the job.


34 posted on 07/15/2011 9:10:36 AM PDT by toddausauras
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To: maggief
So in a poll that oversmapled Democrats, they cannot even get a majority to favor their Leftistist view so they fraudlent split the anti tax hike vote into multiple questions to water it down.

Typical propaganda bot behavior by Gallup. Seems they are no longer the "Gold Standard of polling"

35 posted on 07/15/2011 9:10:40 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: maggief

You Lie!


36 posted on 07/15/2011 9:10:47 AM PDT by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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To: maggief

Obama and most of the GOP want the Tea Party reps to commit political suicide.


37 posted on 07/15/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: maggief

Boy whatever meds he is taking must really make him think that he is on the planet zook.


38 posted on 07/15/2011 9:11:30 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: MNlurker
Yea I would agree to that unfortunately the whisper is coming from inside his head.
39 posted on 07/15/2011 9:11:55 AM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: maggief
Really? What Americans? Oh, he must mean the one's he threatens to withhold SS and military checks from.

Which is a complete lie...the revenue is there to cover these checks. Why the Repubs don't scream this at the top of their lungs, every chance they get, I'll never know.

40 posted on 07/15/2011 9:11:55 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: maggief

41 posted on 07/15/2011 9:12:00 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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Hey moron Obama, what part of the fact that raising taxes does not increase revenues do you not understand!! MORON!!

Have a mentioned lately that the MSM cheerleading for the Obama administration makes me sick!


42 posted on 07/15/2011 9:12:36 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: maggief

Cherry picked poll is now the talking point. Not one mention of reforming the tax code. He also used a figure of 80%, bs.

Does this guy do anything of his own mind before checiking the polls? And you thought the CLinton’s were bad on this....


43 posted on 07/15/2011 9:12:56 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: maggief

Doublespeak propaganda by OweBama and CBS...


44 posted on 07/15/2011 9:13:47 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: maggief

So what’s the plan? Where’s the proposed budget?


45 posted on 07/15/2011 9:14:07 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: maggief

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/07/15/obama_80_of_the_american_people_want_higher_taxes.html

Obama: 80% Of American People Want Higher Taxes As Part Of Deal

“You have 80% of the American people who support a balanced approach. 80% of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem. The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically.”


46 posted on 07/15/2011 9:15:07 AM PDT by maggief
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To: svcw

Maybe its a set of voices then. Valerie Jarrett would be my pick.


47 posted on 07/15/2011 9:15:31 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: maggief

Why can’t people see him as the socialist that he is? When he talks about the Bush tax cuts that we couldn’t pay for, it sounds like he truly believes that he OWNS all of our income.

Please attempt to educate at least one democrat. My wife talks to about 10 of them daily and has been able to educate some of them on the basic of basics. Many seniors still think that republicans want to cut their social security and medicare. This is a PR war of truth.


48 posted on 07/15/2011 9:15:52 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: maggief

There IS an alternate American poltical universe, and “O” is THEIR ‘President’ ... !!!


49 posted on 07/15/2011 9:16:00 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: calex59
Regardless of what the polls say, the Republicans are losing this debate in the public eye. Only when the Republicans continue to tell the truth, that Obama is a liar, that tax increases are NOT the solution but simply a way to allow Democrats to continue to spend on pet programs at the cost of every American and that, if Obama was SERIOUS about this, he would be able to point to specific cuts he's proposing.

We are losing this debate because our representatives continue to be scared of the result of telling the truth and holding the line.

If the GOP does NOT hold the line on Obama and his class warfare and FDR-esque approach to redistribution, the GOP, as we know it will be dead. THAT is what is seriously at risk!

50 posted on 07/15/2011 9:16:06 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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