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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    And he already said much the same thing a couple days earlier

    Already, I’ve put forward a detailed plan that allows us to make these investments while reducing our deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. Now, I’m open to compromise and new ideas. But I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced. I will not ask students or seniors or middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people making over $250,000 aren’t asked to pay a dime more in taxes. This was a central question in the election. And on Tuesday, we found out that the majority of Americans agree with my approach – that includes Democrats, Independents, and Republicans.

    Now we need a majority in Congress to listen – and they should start by making sure taxes don’t go up on the 98% of Americans making under $250,000 a year starting January 1. This is something we all agree on. Even as we negotiate a broader deficit reduction package, Congress should extend middle-class tax cuts right now. It’s a step that would give millions of families and 97% of small businesses the peace of mind that will lead to new jobs and faster growth. There’s no reason to wait.
    He like to start by acting like hes going to listen and compromise, and then he lays down the law.

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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Your defense is a dishonest one. Has Obama simply said "im open to new ideas, we can either extend everything, extend what I want, or come up with a third option" you might have a point. But he reiterated that there are only two options, and that anything but raising taxes on the rich is unacceptable.

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    And of course he has to call Republicans terrorists too. That doesnt sound very nice.
    You're missing badly. There is a context, a history. And if you read the NYT today, you'll find both sides think an agreement can be reached. Never pretend that a single sentence or even speech stands absolutely alone.

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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's budget proposal offers lawmakers a long list of cuts to reach spending levels both sides agreed to earlier, meeting a bipartisan goal for limiting spending but prompting howls of protest from interest groups.

    Proposed Spending Cuts Trigger Complaints - WSJ.com

    Military Cuts and Tax Plan Are Central to Budget Proposal - NYTimes.com

    Obama budget to cut deficit by $1.1 trillion | Reuters

    Just the first three links on a search.
    Poor Obama certainly didn't get his dregree in economics.

    He wants to cut the deficit by $1.1 trillion over 10 years, while piling on the debt that much every year during his first term.

    I'm constantly amazed that there are still so many people out there who can do regular things like reading and writing yet still believe this guy.

    It would probably be best for the country to just give Barack Obama carte blanche to do anything he wants for the next four years so that in the generations to come children everywhere will learn in schools and history books about the very bad decisions the American people of today made, and that they must never do that again,

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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Poor Obama certainly didn't get his dregree in economics.

    He wants to cut the deficit by $1.1 trillion over 10 years, while piling on the debt that much every year during his first term.

    I'm constantly amazed that there are still so many people out there who can do regular things like reading and writing yet still believe this guy.

    It would probably be best for the country to just give Barack Obama carte blanche to do anything he wants for the next four years so that in the generations to come children everywhere will learn in schools and history books about the very bad decisions the American people of today made, and that they must never do that again,
    Well no one has impressed with the brilliance of their plans. But partisanship aside, at least he knows enough to suggest a balanced approach.

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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    And logically those things are not necessarily connected. But again, the topic is what Obama said in his press conference.
    Perhaps to those who were not following the campaign.
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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm not ignoring it. I'm telling you why. Because we cut their burden, and cut the help we give people, more fell below that line. Taking more out of the taxing population. Cause and effect.

    This puts more people on welfare, but with less services to move them out. We've done it your way, and for a long time now. This is the result.
    Oh we have ??? show me one budget line where we have "cut" money going to that program to help the poor ... show it to me

    Another thing, did the Bush tax cuts put money in the pockets of the lower middle class .. don't skirt the answer, either he did or he didn't .
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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well no one has impressed with the brilliance of their plans. But partisanship aside, at least he knows enough to suggest a balanced approach.
    you are really funny .. a balanced approach ??? the CBO says his budget will add 9.7 billion over 10 years .. . now he is proposing 1.1 billion reduction in that deficit .... or in simple terms that even you should understand ... his balanced approached is going to add 8.6 trillion dollars our debt. Now if you are to stupid to realize that his "balanced" plan is a complete and utter failure then there really is no hope for you

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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Oh we have ??? show me one budget line where we have "cut" money going to that program to help the poor ... show it to me
    Go to the polls forum or look up Stanford study gap between rich and poor. It's been going for a long time. I haven't quite figured out how link from the iPad.

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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    I think you're missing the point.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Focus on Petraeus and Taxes as Obama Faces Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well no one has impressed with the brilliance of their plans. But partisanship aside, at least he knows enough to suggest a balanced approach.
    Yes, but all he has ever done is suggest.

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