Skip to comments.Breaking: Obama to make a statement at 5:45 PM EST following fiscal cliff meeting-Live Thread[12-28]
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.
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Crowley, after the commercial break, is actually chuckling about what Obama said.
Reid & McConnell are negotiating. They may take up one of the House bills and amend it into meaninglessness. Obama's being hardline on $250K for tax hikes.
I’ve heard the @$$hat’s talking points, he’s given NOTHING!
Tell him to take a hike!
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.
It probably has more to do with reaching the debt limit - Barry can afford to have his credit card maxed out.
People didn’t vote for Obama, they voted for what Obama can give them..as much free crap as humanly possible. There are many reasons why Obama never released his college transcripts, for one he can’t put two words together without saying UMMMMM
WOW you know things are bad when fat ass Crowley isn’t even impressed by what the dirt bag said
He is done for now but oh me!!!!
That’s true. And not just the rate of increase decreased but actual cuts.
That’s it? That’s it?!!! I expected a long thread and it’s ovah!
“Maybe he was taking a dump and thats what took him so long....”
Now I need mental bleach to get that image out of my head. Thanks alot./s :)
Does it get by you that everything out of media and BO’s mouth is negativity towards house republicans? Obama just ended his “speech” with its not fair that the middle class will suffer because people can’t do their job. Now just what kind of impact do you think this lie will have on the republicans? They don’t have a snowballs chance in hell of getting anything out of this mess. They get bashed 24/7 we don’t need it on this conservative website.
Did he speak?
LOL! No charge. Thank YOU for being HERE, Bushbacker1 (sanity = like-minded patriots at FR)
LOL sorry but you know the saying, when you gotta go
The corksucker walks off the podium without taking questions? Now I understand the meaning of “pompous ass” that my mother would shout at him before she passed.
Republican Party response:
Post of the thread...
Sheesh, Bushbacker1. Thanks for YOUR homepage (says it all). (Is the lyin’ Conman-In-Chief done?)
“Everyone get the shot glasses of your favorite adult beverage set up and pick I or Me and every time OBlamer says it take a drink.”
Are you light-headed yet? :-)
The campaign speech was over. No need for him to answer questions. Besides, he’s Der Fuehrer. He can do whatever he wants..
The tax cuts are already in place for the middle class. All he has to do is keep them. Why is it so hard for the Republicans to make that case?
The GOP is getting played by this. I have little hope for the 2nd amendment attacks that are coming.
This thread has more content than watching POSOTUS.
The Boehner Bunch has already given the signals that they will cave.... Nothing good will come of this whole mess.
So he tells us that tax increases are necessary to fix the budget...ends up with much larger increase than just 250K+ incomes.
Now when he asks for the debt ceiling to be increased, it should be a resounding NO. He has more than he asked for with the tax increases. It’s not a spending problem but an income problem and he got more than he asked for. (This explanation is the one for the libtards) For the rest of us, he really did get more than he asked for...and so did we.
What? The tax cuts are not in place. They expire on January 1 and revert back to Clinton rates. Obama is saying just let's pass the middle class tax cuts and let the rates go back up on the "rich."
The Reps want to extend the rates for everyone. What case are you talking about?
“The tax cuts are not in place. They expire on January 1...”
That’s what j117 means I think. Just extend the tax cuts now so they don’t expire. Just like Obama did once before! Of course that was before he was elected for the second time making him King for four years.
Next time, don't deep fry it, grill it.
0 only wants tax increases and NO spending cuts. It’s all part of his grand redistribution plan....that and Helicopter Ben’s printing press. The gutless GOP will hand over his demands, easily.
Foul language herein.
No tax increases for anyone. Cut spending. Yes, w/o a deal I’ll suffer financial loss but we are in a battle which must be won.
Obama signed the bill that extended the tax cuts before. He can't do it unilaterally without Congress. He has said that he will not extend the tax cuts for everyone again.
And Obama only wants to extend the tax cuts for the middle class, not the "rich." This is the sticking point. If the Reps agree to extend the tax cut for only the middle class now, then there is no way they can pass a tax cut for the remaining 2% later. They are effectively voting to increase taxes on the 2%, something they said they would not do because it would hurt small business and cost 700,000 jobs.
All your monies are belong to us.
If they really want to tell Hussein where he can go, just ONE of them needs to do what I told every one of them in a fax, posted here: http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/letter-faxed-to-every-republican-member-of-congress/
If they do this, the only one going over a cliff is Obama himself. And those who staged his coup for him.
President Camacho is well known to freepers (Idiocracy)
I agree. We need to focus the public’s attention on spending. Right now, people want all the benefits of the welfare state, but are unwilling to pay for them. Once more people have some skin in the game, they may start paying attention to our dire fiscal condition. Taxing the “rich” pays for just 11 days of the government’s spending.
I’m glad this event is over and I missed it. Full up to past the eyeballs with lies. The gag order on the details of ‘negotiations’ is a puzzle to me when it will effect all our lives.
Do you want us to get alcohol poisoning?
“...something they said they would not do....”
Yeah just like the senior George “read my lips” Bush. I wish the Republicans would talk about how Obama extended the bill before so as not to hurt the economy back then - why can’t he extend it again so it won’t hurt the economy.
Or perhaps I’m missing something that makes him not able to extend it - you made it sound like it needed a vote. (Or is the vote only needed if he changes the bill - which of course would make it a new bill and require a vote). Sorry if I’m being dense!
If the GOP House refuses to raise the debt ceiling, they will have no other choice. They will be forced to cut spending.
I’d trade bronco bama for President Camacho in a heartbeat!
The GOP spine on this is a charade anyway, since they could cut whatever spending they want—and they won’t.
They can only keep the Bush tax cuts from expiring on those Obama and the Dems support keeping them from expiring on, so of course they should take what they can get on that.
But they should stop the spending—making the case to the American people and taking the political hits as they come to do the right thing.
We had it on here long enough to mash the mute button and see if his lips were moving. They were.