Skip to comments.Obama: Americans back me on debt deal
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.)
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
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!
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....
Doublespeak propaganda by OweBama and CBS...
So what’s the plan? Where’s the proposed budget?
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.”
Maybe its a set of voices then. Valerie Jarrett would be my pick.
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.
There IS an alternate American poltical universe, and “O” is THEIR ‘President’ ... !!!
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!
Obama acts as it the 2010 election never happened. The Republican candidates ran against tax increases and for spending cuts and shellacked the Rats.
Americans back you?.....Stop sniffing the glue, dipstick!
Gallup: Americans paying attention oppose debt-ceiling increase almost 2-1
Gallup: Public Trusts GOP Leaders More Than Obama to Handle Deficit and Debt Limit
Rasmussen: Voters oppose tax hikes in debt-ceiling deal 55/34 (Contrary to Quinnipiacs poll)
Nothing is stopping the people who favor tax increases from voluntarily sending more of their money to the federal government. Of course, they don’t want to pay more taxes themselves, they want someone else to pay more taxes.
I can’t tell if OBowbow is back on crack or just delusional. I listened to his Presser for a few minutes and its just surreal. He spouts this drivel and the reporters just sit there nodding their heads. Not a hard question ever asked. Its beyond belief.
“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.”
A few questions:
Who commissioned the poll?
Specifically, what were the questions?
What are the demographics, e.g. likely voters?
This poll just doesn't pass the smell test with other polls claiming The Won would lose in an election vs. a generic Pub candidate.
Right, the 40-50% that don’t believe any tax increases will impact them are perfectly ok with “other people” being taxed more. Of course, they’re completely clueless, because they don’t understand that you can’t tax one group without it having an impact on all other groups. But, hey, it’s their little fantasy, and Bambi’s buying right in.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.