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June 30, 2011

Obama With NO Budget As He Is Supposed To Do, Instead He Attacks Republicans For Not Wanting To Raise Taxes

Raise taxes on wealthiest, Obama challenges GOP



In a blunt challenge to Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that eliminating selected tax breaks for oil companies and the super-wealthy must be part of any deficit reduction plan.

"That's not radical," he said at a White House news conference. He was quick to add that a bipartisan agreement is possible to cut deficits, raise the government's debt limit and avert a threatened financial crisis.


This is from CNN reporter Jessica Yellin. This was her first time she asked Obama a question.

THE PRESIDENT: Jessica Yellin. Congratulations, your first question here.

Question: Thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: No pressure. You’re going to do great. (Laughter.)

Question: Thank you. Your administration has laid out four different dates by which you’ve said that the debt ceiling must be raised or the U.S. would face potential dire consequences. Three of those dates have come and gone and we haven’t faced financial calamity. Some of your critics have argued that these are then scare tactics to force a deal. So why should the American people believe that the August 2nd deadline is the final deadline by which a deal must be raised? And would you also spell out for us what you believe will happen if the debt ceiling is not raised by that date?


Obama hammers Congress: Do your job

CBS News

Obama offered some harsh words of members of Congress at his news conference Wednesday, saying, “At a certain point, they need to do their job.”

Mr. Obama made the comments in reference to attempts to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling, which the Obama administration says will be exceeded on August 2. Appearing exasperated, Mr. Obama negatively compared members to his daughters, 13-year-old Malia and 10-year-old Sasha, who he said “generally finish their homework a day ahead of time.”

“They don’t wait until the night before. They’re not pulling all nighters,” he said. “…You know, Congress can do the same thing.”

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.”

He also called for members to “start having to cancel things and stay here” in Washington if there isn’t “substantial progress” by the end of the week.

Mr. Obama then took aim at members for their frequent recesses, saying “they’re in [session] one week, they’re out one week.”

“You need to be here,” he said, directing his comments at members. “I’ve been here.”

“I’ve been doing Afghanistan and bin Laden and the Greek crisis and” - he paused amid laughter from the press corps – “you stay here. Let’s get it done.”

“All right,” he concluded. “I think you know my feelings about that.”

In a statement after the press conference, House Speaker John Boehner said, "The President is sorely mistaken if he believes a bill to raise the debt ceiling and raise taxes would pass the House."

"The votes simply aren't there - and they aren't going to be there, because the American people know tax hikes destroy jobs," he added. "They also know Washington has been on a spending binge for many years, and they will only tolerate a debt limit increase if we stop it."

Earlier, Mr. Obama said the Republican position that they will not accept any tax increases as part of a deal to increase the debt limit is not "sustainable," adding, "everybody else has been willing to move off their maximalist position; they need to do the same."


Wild Thing's comment......

He also called Congress’ objections to Libya “a lot of fuss” and “political”. While he and his Democrat slugs have produced no budget for as long as he’s been in office, he has the gall to blame Republicans for his abject failure as president. He is losing it, big time.

Arrogance in the extreme. Whatever he says goes, and damn the Constitution and federal law.

And as many of you have propbably already heard, obama got the age wrong..." "Malia's 13, Sasha's 10 ". Hannity said Malia is 12 years old, Not 13! Seriously, if you are going to interject your daughter’s into this, at least know how old they are.

He also slammed private jet owners. He certainly hates anyone that is not living off the government.

Clinton tried this and it did not work.Clinton had raised taxes on the rich and their luxury cars, on boats and etc. and it hurt the blue collar workers so they had to reverse it.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 30, 2011 05:45 AM


According to a report from The Cato Institute from August 2009:

The average compensation of wages and benefits for the Federal civilian workforce of more than 2 million is now $120,000.

While the average compensation of wages and benefits of the private sector workforce (that pays the taxes which supports the livelihood of these over paid public sector employees) is $60,000.

Since January 2009 when this deplorable administration took office in the White House dividing Americans and inciting class hatred, there are now more than 200,000 more federal civilian employees within the public sector while there are now more than 2 million fewer private sector jobs.

So this unsustainable situation and the destructive disparity between public sector employees, and the private sector employees who provide for everyone is actually worse today.

And we are supposed to believe that there is somehow a revenue problem of not taxing the private sector enough ?

No !

The resolute message hammered time and again, day in and day out, without rest and no compromise is simply:

Stop spending ! Stop spending ! Stop spending !

Or the future of America will soon become that of Greece today.

Posted by: Carlos at June 30, 2011 07:29 AM

Ten Cannots

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

-Abraham Lincoln and the Rev. William John Henry Boetcker, Presbyterian Minister who lectured around the United States about industrial relations at the the turn of the twentieth century.

Posted by: Carlos at June 30, 2011 07:36 AM

Carlos, thank you so much! That was great.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 1, 2011 02:48 AM