Skip to comments.Obama 'confident' GOP will relent on tax increases
Posted on 12/11/2012 5:18:39 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama 'confident' GOP will relent on tax increases
Posted by CNN Political Unit
(CNN) - With tax hikes and federal spending cuts only weeks away, President Barack Obama said he is 'optimistic' a deal will be met to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff and anticipates Republicans will not hold middle-class taxes 'hostage' in budget negotiations.
"I remain optimistic that there are enough people of goodwill in this town that recognize our economy will be much better off; American families will be much better off if we get this done," the president said in an interview with Barbara Walters on ABC, which aired in part on Tuesday. "The most important thing we can do is make sure middle-class taxes do not go up on January 1st, and I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for high income individuals."
While the White House and Republicans leaders have swapped plans and spoken about the negotiations to tame the nation's debt, no deal has been met to avoid the series of automatic federal spending cuts and tax rate increases set to go into effect at the beginning of next year.
Obama, Boehner speak by telephone after GOP counter-offer
While Obama and Democrats' deficit plan calls for extending Bush-era tax cuts for 98% of Americans while allowing rates to return to higher 1990s levels on income over $250,000, Republicans advocate for an extension of the current tax rates for all tax brackets as well as reforming the tax code and closing tax loopholes and deductions to generate revenue.
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Is there an adult in the house?
Sadly, so am I. It'll be some 11th hour deal giving the 'rats everything they wanted and more.
Hey, so am I.
I should add...wait until they call asking for money. I’ll tell them their support went to the tax increase they let the Democrats get away with.
They called me yesterday asking for money and they got an earful....and no money!!
Call me!!! (heh, heh...)
My recent response to the GOP and their requests for my money:
Take me off your mailing list. You suck. You don’t represent CONSERVATIVE values AT ALL and continually cave like a bunch of pussies. There is no ‘reaching across the aisle’ with Democrats but you are obviously very happy to give a ‘reach around’ and get nothing in return.
When you guys get a set of nuts and a fricking backbone, then contact me. But not one second before.
And, again, YOU SUCK. Thanks for sticking us with pansy ass candidates for the past two campaigns and screwing us out of a great country. So many men have died for the sake of AMERICA so you guys could screw it up by your lack of true conservative values. I am sure your grandfathers and great-grandfathers would be ashamed of the cowards you are today.
But, go ahead and cave to the dems again, you losers. Put your kneepads on and get the vaseline out. Go ahead and give us amnesty, unlimited welfare and sharia law. Go ahead. We ALL know you are too gutless to do anything about it but roll over.
You gutless jerks.
*sigh* so am I.
Is there an adult in the house?
Ahhh.. that would be a NO
Take me off your mailing list. You suck
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I thought this was going to be a strongly worded letter.
You are being way, way to kind to those poseurs.
I sent a similar letter years ago when they continued to back the RINO’s before it was a popular thing to do...
Ditto to your letter AND RNC ‘What Cowgirl of Justice said is also my response.....
They’ve already said they would...so this is a “headline” according to the assclown “journalists” at CNN?
No wonder their ratings suck.
The US Congress gives weapons to terrorists flooding
America and F-16s to the Moslem Brotherhood, when
they are NOT giving MANPADs to al Qaeda.
The US Congress cannot be trusted to keep their
pants up, as they fall to their knees in their
special deals for themselves and their families.
They deserve very bit of it! I can’t wait until I get the call from the house congressional committee !! Might have to steal a line or two from your rant.
Boehner’s got to go!
0bama is BUILDING A UNION ARMY, and we saw just a small fraction of that today in the protests. The 0bama THEFT of money from taxing the private sector to FEED THE UNION PIG must stop.
This has been a bad week for me.... first I agree with Howard Dean, now Obama....
It would be nice. :^)
Though looking beyond, at the real picture, we don't need an "adult."
Obama is a skinny fraud, and listening to America by reading comments of MSM consumers, you hear a whole lot of Americans who hate the bias of the MSM, scorn liberalism, and think Obama stinks, in that order. They may be Republicans, they may be Democrats, they may be neither, just the vast alienated tired of government intrusion. They are invisible to the MSM. We are invisible to the MSM.
The MSM makes it look like we're nobody, the little dog. They give the spotlight to the liberal talking heads and culture icons, and celebrate their imitators. They create the impression of being "America." And then, when creeping and ever insidious forms of vote ginning and fraud and manipulation start accruing imaginary voices to liberal vote counts, we're wholly credulous, even though in real life where the MSM doesn't go, word on the street is that environmentalists are tree huggers, the media is blatantly biased to the left, and Obama stinks.
An "adult" talks down to children, assuming that *cough* everyone else in America is childlike, except for our elite gathering who must take care of them, the silly things.
In other words, our presumptive conservative leaders in this mess must subscribe to the suicidal and loser notion that most Americans are children. Instead of believing in the fundamental goodness of Americans, he must look down on them, the "adult."
Look, no matter what credence one does or doesn't give to how vote fraud alters outcomes, here is a simple truth: If elections were a) honestly counted and made by b) legitimate voters who actually had the initiative to personally go register to vote (as opposed to Moter Voter and public table registration drive sign-ups, etc.), this country's government would look different. It wouldn't be perfect, but it would probably be smaller, and society would be more moral and more prosperous, at least in certain states.
You may think that vote fraud didn't happen, or not enough to "make a difference." I reject that because I know that most real, working, patriotic Americans who care enough about their counry to vote are better than that and smarter than that. I also know the political picture of America that the MSM presents is imaginary, distorted, a mirage.
But ABOVE ALL, I know that Obama is a skinny fraud.
Is there a MAN in the house?
Yep.. in exchange for some vague promise from Obama to consider the possibility of the slowing of entitlement growth in the next decade or two. And Boehner will call it a “deal.”
FUBO, socialist boy!...
Obama’s Communist Method.
Yeah - I’m waiting for a Republican cave too.
They always do. :)
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