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Obama urges lawmakers to make one last try for fiscal crisis deal, leaves for Hawaii
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Posted on 12/21/2012 4:58:52 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama urges lawmakers to make one last try for fiscal crisis deal, leaves for Hawaii

Published December 21, 2012

| FoxNews.com

President Obama urged congressional leaders Friday to take one last shot at crafting a bill that can prevent tax hikes on middle-class Americans -- as he and virtually everyone involved prepared to bolt Washington for the holidays.

The president, while optimistically claiming he would be back "next week" to handle a budget deal, was planning to board Air Force One with his family Friday evening for a holiday vacation in Hawaii. House Speaker John Boehner, who until several days ago was Obama's negotiating partner, headed home to Ohio.

It remained unclear whether they really would return next week to strike a deal.

Time is running short before sweeping tax hikes kick in Jan. 1 -- followed by aggressive automatic spending cuts -- and the two left in their wake a cacophony of recriminations over stalled efforts to avert the looming fiscal crisis and growing doubts about the prospects for compromise.

After a Republican package collapsed in the House the night before, the president said he remained optimistic. "I actually still think we can get it done," Obama said, after meeting briefly with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and speaking separately with Boehner.

Obama specifically called on Congress to pass a bill that extends current tax rates for middle-class Americans, which he typically defines as those making under $250,000. He said such a package should also extend long-term unemployment aid and lay "the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction."

"That's an achievable goal. That can get done in 10 days," he said, adding he would "immediately" sign it into law before Jan. 1. "It's that simple."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: byesuckers; fundingourking; guilt; lazy
Sem comentar. Eu estaria banido ....
1 posted on 12/21/2012 4:58:59 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I suppose he’ll be boring people with self-aggrandizing speeches at Inouye’s funeral services in Honolulu on Saturday and Sunday.


2 posted on 12/21/2012 5:04:48 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Sub-Driver
If there were an actual Financial Crisis, Zer0 and the W00kie would be grounded.

I have no sympathy.

3 posted on 12/21/2012 5:06:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver
It must be nice to have all that expendable middle class tax money to toss around on a multimillion dollar vacation in Hawaii.
"It's good to be king."

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4 posted on 12/21/2012 5:06:31 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Wonder if his head fit through the door........


5 posted on 12/21/2012 5:07:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Food Stamp President doesn’t want a deal. He gets the higher taxes and blames the Republicans for lack of a deal. The economy continues into a depression from the current recession (no we never left the recession). This will be the crisis that he wants to attempt his communist power grab.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 5:08:01 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Senate Democratic Leader Harry (I'll do nothing) Reid"
7 posted on 12/21/2012 5:08:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver
OK Repubs may get some of the blame for the middle class tax hike.

But Obama will get the blame for no unemployment insurance extension, no payroll tax extension and job losses from the sequester. I think he's going to be hurting worse from the coming cliff or possible band-aid they throw together.

Obama did not put the work into this package that it required because he was lazy and left it for others to do. Instead he went gallivanting and demogoguing around the country. He's in for a VERY tough 4 years.

8 posted on 12/21/2012 5:09:04 PM PST by what's up
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To: Sub-Driver
Here is a plan
9 posted on 12/21/2012 5:10:35 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: concerned about politics

when th ehell is this man actually going to do his job and lead instead of saying hre has told others to make or form a bill.

Hell does he think all he has to do is vacation , have a cncert in the white house, have a party and then decide which bills he would like to sign today.

This is pathetic and the media, don;t even get me started on this pissing corrupt media


10 posted on 12/21/2012 5:13:43 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: DaveyB
"Repeal capitol gains tax "

The Capitol gains every year.

I say index Capital Gains vs. the annual accumulated inflation over the period of ownership. (And not that gov't inflation crap # either - use the real one).

11 posted on 12/21/2012 5:15:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver
Por quê? Por ser honesto?

/johnny

12 posted on 12/21/2012 5:16:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sub-Driver

WHEN IS HE GOING TO LEAD AND DO HIS JOB?

This is outrageous, the man has instructed others whilst he goes on vacation, course we all know nothing gets in the way of big bum missing out on a all expense vacation


13 posted on 12/21/2012 5:16:54 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sub-Driver
Can anyone name one thing this guy has compromised on, with regard to the fiscal negotiations? I'd list what our side had compromised on, and tell this guy publicly to go...
14 posted on 12/21/2012 5:18:28 PM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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To: DoughtyOne

he can do and say anything and he knows it as does his inner circle like Jarrett because they know the media will cover for them as always.

He has never led since getting power, he has never had a real job before this and for some reason he is classed off his cult as a God


15 posted on 12/21/2012 5:25:31 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sub-Driver
I wonder how many hours the fruit-cake-in-chief will spend with the homosexual transvestite prostitute solicitor Bobby Titcomb on "the golf coarse" hm hum, this year? It was something like 8 hours the last time. How long does a game really last? Was Obama drug tested after his romp with his old Choom Gang buddy? Obama and "close friend" Bob Titcomb
16 posted on 12/21/2012 5:27:52 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I think the point is being missed by all, and I will post a vanity as soon as I get around to it.

Simple: the House controls the checkbook. They get to tell Jr. how much he can spend. Period. Pass the bill, send it to him, and if he doesn't like it he gets less, i.e. shut 'er down entirely. The President is the executive, he gets to execute. Execute with what he has been given. Let the House pass what it will, and let 'em wash their hands. In my NSHO that is the main focus of their job anyway, so do it, suck it up, and enjoy the fallout.

17 posted on 12/21/2012 5:48:10 PM PST by RKM
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To: Sub-Driver

Was just looking at comments made by that fool LaTourrette from Ohio referring to “50 Knuckleheads” in the Republican house as blocking everything poor Boehner wants.

Obama has achieved his objecting at splitting the House with the comments that this idiot has made about his fellow Republicans.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 5:53:35 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

“”which he typically defines as those making under $250,000.””

Was $250,000
Then $400,000
Again $250,000

Which is it? Does he have a clue???


19 posted on 12/21/2012 6:11:28 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Sub-Driver
Surf's Up!

and soon, your taxes too!

Mission Accomplished.

20 posted on 12/21/2012 6:17:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Thank You Rush

Just like it was the rich 1%.....now it is the rich 2% that is keeping America down. When he gets back from his 17 day Hawaiian vacation, it will be 3% because someone needs to pay for his extravagant self-indulgence.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 6:22:08 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

Get him on AF One, have a nice Christmas, we’re going over the cliff, F___ off, and you and Senate Dems can own the consequences.

Bring-it-on.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 6:25:17 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama or whatever his real name is and his wife should be 1099’d for millions of dollars in taxable benefits regarding these “vacations”.


23 posted on 12/21/2012 6:39:59 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is what passes for Presidential leadership at the end of 2012.

Please forgive us, Class of 1776.


24 posted on 12/21/2012 6:51:02 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: DaveyB

Why not change the narrative and float the “Fair Tax”, or “Flat Tax” or “999 Plan”.Mass shooting= we need gun restrictions. Country is broke= we need tax overhaul!


25 posted on 12/21/2012 7:10:36 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: exit82; All

Kenyan-born, B. Hussein Obama has secured his place in History as the Anti-Christ that was twice elected to an Office that he could not legally accept.

What does that say about those who voted for him twice?


26 posted on 12/21/2012 7:18:31 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 8:00:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RKM

Yes, the House controls the checkbook, but John Boehner and the people in his House district were absent the day that lesson was taught in civics.


28 posted on 12/21/2012 8:06:29 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Graewoulf

A few weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh slyly coined the term “low information voters” to refer to this large bloc. Has Rush exposed the failures of GWB while he could, we may have avoided Obama, but probably not.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 8:08:25 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: RKM
Simple: the House controls the checkbook. They get to tell Jr. how much he can spend. Period.

The only thing that I have been watching for is if they raise the debt limit. All the rest of this crap I only consider to be smoke and mirrors.

I admit that I'm not real smart about all this. If I am wrong, and you are able, please educate me RKM.

30 posted on 12/21/2012 9:39:46 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: isthisnickcool
Obama or whatever his real name is and his wife should be 1099’d for millions of dollars in taxable benefits regarding these “vacations”.

Jake Tapper: "Where have you been?"

BHO: "I have been being the POTUS. I don't think I've been on vacation."

He doesn't know where he is or where he's been. What a strange and weird comment.

Frikken scary!

31 posted on 12/21/2012 9:50:31 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if bath house Barry is such a massive A-hole naturally of does he have to work at it?


32 posted on 12/24/2012 8:21:37 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: manc

I agree.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 11:53:31 AM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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