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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Obama walks out of tense US debt meeting - aide | Reuters

    the president walks out of the meeting today.

    i can't say that i blame him. both sides will have to compromise to get this done.
    Actually.

    “I suggested we were so far apart I didn’t see in the time before us how we get to where he wants us to be,” Cantor told reporters after the nearly two-hour session.

    Cantor said the president "walked out," but a Democratic official familiar with the meeting disputed that account, adding that Cantor had repeatedly interrupted Obama to press his short-term proposal.

    “Left abruptly is perfectly fair," the official said. "But the meeting was over--in no sense did he walk out on it.’’
    Obama ends meeting after GOP proposes short-term debt-ceiling fix - latimes.com

    And before leaving, he accused both sides of posturing.

    Yes, sir. The President said "Eric, don't call my bluff. I'm taking this to the American people."

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    obama at gwu, april 13

    "in december i agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans because it was the only way i could prevent a tax hike on middle-class americans, but we cannot afford a trillion dollars worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society, and i refuse to renew them again"

    no more "two hundred thousand dollar tax cuts paid for by asking thirty three seniors to each pay six thousand dollars more in health costs"

    Text of Obama's Speech: 'I?m Proposing a More Balanced Approach' - - NationalJournal.com
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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_896541.html


    HUFFPOST HILL - Mitch McConnell Strips Naked And Screams Incoherently (Legislatively Speaking)


    Yup. Pretty much!

    And if lawmakers continue with their overwrought psychological mind games, the debt ceiling debate will soon mirror the poison sequence from Princess Bride.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Actually.



    Obama ends meeting after GOP proposes short-term debt-ceiling fix - latimes.com


    And before leaving, he accused both sides of posturing.

    Yes, sir. The President said "Eric, don't call my bluff. I'm taking this to the American people."
    The arrogance and child like ego of our current president...I mean the relive should not sit with him again. He offers nothing of substance, and expects to run the meeting like a dictator. I think that at this point the house should pass a bill pass it to the senate and tell the people the real deal concerning demo liars.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The arrogance and child like ego of our current president...I mean the relive should not sit with him again. He offers nothing of substance, and expects to run the meeting like a dictator. I think that at this point the house should pass a bill pass it to the senate and tell the people the real deal concerning demo liars.

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    Dude, dont even play that card on how Republicans have been acting about these whole talks...


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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Dude, dont even play that card on how Republicans have been acting about these whole talks...
    Twitter I just saw. The republicans are getting their asses handed to them, post after post after tweet after twitter.

    Someone get the floor jack, apparently Cantor has fallen straight through his asshole. Again. sigh..
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    "Obama lit him up. Cantor sat in stunned silence. If the public saw this Obama would win in a landslide"

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Twitter I just saw. The republicans are getting their asses handed to them, post after post after tweet after twitter.



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    To be fair.

    The Twitter population is not representative of the American population at large.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    To be fair.

    The Twitter population is not representative of the American population at large.
    Whew!! Certainly hope not!

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    What an ASS.
    The President isn't an 'ass' to offer up gimmicks and fake savings. That's how he's used to getting stuff done. It's just that we can't afford to do it anymore, and he doesn't seem to be fully grasping that reality.
    Last edited by cpwill; 07-14-11 at 12:26 AM.

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    Re: Obama: No Deal Without Tax Hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Dude, dont even play that card on how Republicans have been acting about these whole talks...
    Why not, Dude? It's a debate board, Dude, and people are here to debate.

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