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    Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Sounds reasonable, no?

    President Barack Obama
    said Saturday that "nothing can be off-limits"
    in the budget debate — even though
    Republicans have said tax increases are. The
    president said every tax break and federal
    program must come under scrutiny.
    With an Aug. 2 deadline looming to raise the
    government borrowing limit, the president
    used his weekly radio and Internet address to
    call on Congress to make a deal.
    He also renewed his call for Congress to
    eliminate some tax breaks for the well-off as
    part of any agreement. Republicans want deep
    spending cuts without any tax increases while
    Obama and Democrats call for what they term
    a "balanced" approach. That means one that
    also includes new revenue in the form of
    higher taxes for some, though Democrats
    steer clear of using phrases like "tax
    increases" or "higher taxes."

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    Re: Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    It would make more sense for Obama to say "Congress should have an up and down vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling with NO CONDITIONS", but that would require his having some political courage
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Nothing ?? going to call My congressman right now .. and tell him .. repeal the health care bill, and give up the Bush tax cuts .. hows that for give and take ??

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    Re: Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Nothing ?? going to call My congressman right now .. and tell him .. repeal the health care bill, and give up the Bush tax cuts .. hows that for give and take ??
    Keep your tax cuts, we get universal healthcare!
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Nothing ?? going to call My congressman right now .. and tell him .. repeal the health care bill, and give up the Bush tax cuts .. hows that for give and take ??
    Wow, a phone call!!!

    That'll work, I'm sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Obama is absolutely right on this, NOTHING can be left off the table...cuts in spending need to be made, elimination of some tax breaks, and some tax increases, gonna be some pain involved, but it needs to happen.

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    Re: Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Keep your tax cuts, we get universal healthcare!
    See the liberals really have no give .. it's all talk .. I'll keep the tax cuts .. and we'll let the courts decide about Obama care

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    Re: Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It would make more sense for Obama to say "Congress should have an up and down vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling with NO CONDITIONS", but that would require his having some political courage
    They already tried that and even the Democrats in Congress rejected it resoundingly.

    The vote was 318-97, with 82 Democrats joining every Republican in rejecting legislation that would have authorized $2.4 trillion in additional borrowing by the federal government. Seven Democrats voted present on the legislation.
    House torpedoes unconditional hike to $14.3 trillion debt ceiling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    They already tried that and even the Democrats in Congress rejected it resoundingly.


    House torpedoes unconditional hike to $14.3 trillion debt ceiling
    True. Political cowardice is not limited to the White House.
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Obama: 'Nothing can be off-limits' in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    Obama is absolutely right on this, NOTHING can be left off the table...cuts in spending need to be made, elimination of some tax breaks, and some tax increases, gonna be some pain involved, but it needs to happen.
    Tax hikes should be put off until the economy is less fragile.

    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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