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    Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Obama hammers Congress: Do your job - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    He went on to complain about Congressional Republicans' calls for him to get more involved in the negotiations, saying that he "met with every single caucus for an hour to an hour and a half each" and "met with the leaders multiple times."

    "They need to do their job," he said. "Now's the time to go ahead and make the tough choices. That's why they're called leaders."
    Earlier in the press conference, Mr. Obama took aim at Republicans who said the government can still pay off its creditors if the debt limit is crossed, thus avoiding default, by choosing not to cover its other obligations.

    "So are we really going to start paying interest to Chinese who hold treasuries and we're not going to pay folks their Social Security checks or we're not going to pay veterans for their disability checks?" he asked. "I mean, which bills -- which obligations are we going to say we don't have to pay?"

    "These are bills that Congress ran up," he added. "The money's been spent. The obligations have been made."
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Well about time someone told Congress to do their job. They won't. They're just a partisan **** hole doing what's best for their party's power and not what's best for America. But whatever. Bunch of terrorists. Hehehe.

    But in reality, I do give Obama props for this. He's completely right. Congress is decimating America for partisan, political gains and its sick. They need to do their god damned job. Otherwise WE need to be finding some mother****ers who will. Now I still hate Obama since he's still perpetuating our forever war and not really working to free America from the choke hold of government. But at least he strapped on a pair and told Congress to get up off their fat, lazy, designer suit wearing asses and get to work. Bunch of privileged assholes up on that hill.
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Seriously, what the ****.

    CBS News' Nancy Cordes reported in the wake of the press conference that Congressional Republicans "were not moved by the president's words at all."

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    And from Fox News.

    "If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we've got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship, that means we've got to stop funding certain grants for medical research, that means that food safety may be compromised, that means that Medicare has to bear a greater part of the burden," he said.
    Read more: Obama's Scolding of Republicans Inflames Debt Talks - FoxNews.com

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    Obama is a joke when was he working to get meaningful legislation to reduce the debt?

    It must have been on the golf course. No wait maybe that was what all the find raisers were for to contibute to the general fund. Maybe not.

    To think you are going to tax your way to prosperity is just a damn dumb as Biden thinking that you can spend your way out of debt.

    I hear the Dems claiming the Republicans won't compromise, while they are saying bottom line new taxes are a must.

    Obama lacks any leadership skills at all.

    The problem is not income to the Government it's Obama's spending with the help of the other two members of the Trifecta of Doom, Pelosi ,and Reid.

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    Is he shouting "do your job!"....

    ... or his he petulantly shrieking "give me what I want!"....

    ............ matter of perspective I suppose ............. to me, Congress saying "No" to yet more debt, or yet more Obama-isms, is not necessarily a bad thing.

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Seriously, what the ****.
    I told you they won't do anything. At some point WE are going to have to do something. If government refuses to work, then it is our right and duty to dispose of it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Is he shouting "do your job!"....

    ... or his he petulantly shrieking "give me what I want!"....

    ............ matter of perspective I suppose ............. to me, Congress saying "No" to yet more debt, or yet more Obama-isms, is not necessarily a bad thing.
    Read my post #4.

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Seriously, what the ****.
    Of course they weren't moved. I'm actually surprised they didn't cave in this time.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The problem is not income to the Government it's Obama's spending
    Nah.

    When did these deficits start? When President Bush started
    a) spending more
    and
    b) taxing less

    It was not simply a, it was b. Our government started to spend more money while collecting less. The Democrats are proving that they're willing to compromise, and the Republicans are, as usual, taking the "our way or the highway" approach.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Is he shouting "do your job!"....

    ... or his he petulantly shrieking "give me what I want!"....

    ............ matter of perspective I suppose ............. to me, Congress saying "No" to yet more debt, or yet more Obama-isms, is not necessarily a bad thing.
    Do you not understand what issue we are talking about? This is raising the debt ceiling. Congress is not saying yes or no to new debt....this is debt that has already been signed into law. Congress is saying yes or no to defaulting on said debt.
    Last edited by Swizz; 06-29-11 at 09:57 PM.

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