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Obama: I Met Republicans Halfway On Taxes, More Than Halfway On Spending
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Posted on 12/22/2012 11:41:14 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: I Met Republicans Halfway On Taxes, More Than Halfway On Spending

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Over the last few weeks I've been working with leaders of both parties on a proposal to get our deficit under control, avoid tax cuts -- or avoid tax hikes on the middle class, and to make sure that we can spur jobs and economic growth -- a balanced proposal that cuts spending but also asks the wealthiest Americans to pay more; a proposal that will strengthen the middle class over the long haul and grow our economy over the long haul.

During the course of these negotiations, I offered to compromise with Republicans in Congress. I met them halfway on taxes, and I met them more than halfway on spending. And in terms of actual dollar amounts, we're not that far apart.

As of today, I am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done. I still believe that reducing our deficit is the right thing to do for the long-term health of our economy and the confidence of our businesses. I remain committed to working towards that goal, whether it happens all at once or whether it happens in several different steps.

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You lie........
1 posted on 12/22/2012 11:41:17 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"I met them more than halfway on spending."

The only spending that counts is the next two years.

2 posted on 12/22/2012 11:45:19 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

By increasing both?
That’s meeting alfway?
What a liar.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 11:45:53 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

The whole thing is BS. Nothing but kabuki theater. Not one single plan under discussion amounts to a fart in a hurricane in regards to addressing the national debt or the economy.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 11:46:11 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hate it when government leaders lie to the electorate


5 posted on 12/22/2012 11:46:34 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Paladin2

No comment due to posting rules of the FR.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 11:46:44 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Sub-Driver

What I want for Christmas: ONE member of the media who will confront ridiculous statements such as this.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 11:47:54 AM PST by Faith
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To: Sub-Driver

No, O. We don’t need half of your tax increase. We need a substantial tax CUT!

and if you can’t start cutting the excessive spending NOW when it is doing us the most harm, then nobody believes you about any proposed cuts in year 2025


8 posted on 12/22/2012 11:48:59 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Paladin2

In the year 2094, Obama supports a $50 trillion spending cut. Beat that, you evil republicans!


9 posted on 12/22/2012 11:49:38 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Sub-Driver

Lying POS.

How could fox stand there with a straight face? We don’t need even steven spending and cutting. the Cutting has to be WAY more than the spending, that’s how you REDUCE deficits.

Can I nominate Dave Ramsey for budget director?


10 posted on 12/22/2012 11:49:51 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think O is being coached with drama lessons for this fight,’

He knows its won on TV.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 11:51:18 AM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Total BS from Mr. Transparency. He not only move the goal posts, he also strecthed the field.


12 posted on 12/22/2012 11:51:56 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is a a full bag of Cr@p!


13 posted on 12/22/2012 11:52:46 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: Sub-Driver
More Than Halfway On Spending

LIAR

14 posted on 12/22/2012 11:55:12 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Faith

What difference would that make? The rest will ensure that 50%+ believe what Obama is saying.


15 posted on 12/22/2012 11:55:48 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Sub-Driver


16 posted on 12/22/2012 11:55:55 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Sub-Driver

Our founding fathers gave newspapers extraordinary protection in the Constitution. In exchange they were to be the last check and balance in our political system.

We are now at the point where almost 100% of the old main stream media support the goals of the far left. And if you are a member of the far left, the ends justify the means. Lying is not a problem.

This administration does not even attempt to provide cover for their lies. They can make any statement about anything and the media will report it as truth, and demonize anyone that attempts to correct the record (which is why they have spent years demonizing Fox news and conservative radio shows).

Now all they have to do is say “Well that comes from Fox and you know how bias they are”, and the people will believe it to be so.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We are at that stage where they feel they can say and do anything they want.

History has proven that even absolute dictators will fail when they push their citizens too far. As always no one really knows where that point is. Also no one can predict what will happen to those that have been lying to the people when that point is reached, I suspect it will not be pretty.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 11:57:57 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Compromise means more can kicking. Who would have guessed?


18 posted on 12/22/2012 11:59:17 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let's see:

First, we raise the Debt Ceiling because an ALL DEMOCRAT MAJORITY pushed handouts to un-sustainable levels, and now we want to pay for that on the backs of those who have "more than their fair share"? So...if we cut back on OTHER spending, then taxing is okay?

What a dork.

19 posted on 12/22/2012 11:59:37 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Sub-Driver
YOU LIE!


20 posted on 12/22/2012 12:00:53 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

where are those fact checkers from the debates?


21 posted on 12/22/2012 12:01:24 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: Sub-Driver

Lying sack of shyte and the media will dutifully (joyously) convey his lies


22 posted on 12/22/2012 12:01:59 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: Faith

Along with a republican who has the stuff to call a presser, show and tell the public precisely what Obamas terms are, what he wants and what he has rejected. Instead, nothing from them, for all we know, Obama is telling the truth and Boehner is lying. Aloha.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 12:02:54 PM PST by Toespi
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To: sickoflibs
He knows its won on TV.

Yep, he's speaking to the low-information voter and that headline is all that matters. It is really, really disgusting.

24 posted on 12/22/2012 12:03:36 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Sub-Driver
We can, and probably should have our fun pointing out what a sociopath this man is with his pathological mendacity, but there's a much more sinister side to this none of us is ready to face.

A man capable of lying like this is also capable of more serious crimes. It's ominous that he has failed to close down Gitmo; he may be holding it open for his real enemies.

25 posted on 12/22/2012 12:03:43 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Sub-Driver
..and of course: these (FNC) Morons, just spew it out....
"Weepy" Boehmer / "Mealymouthed" McConnell; are out writing "sternly-worded" letters...making "very weak / flaccid" comments to 0'Buttcracks' Media Minions

26 posted on 12/22/2012 12:05:07 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: Sub-Driver

He could claim that he was born of a virgin mother on Magic mountain and delivered to earth in a chariot pulled by unicorns and the media would report it as fact.


28 posted on 12/22/2012 12:07:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver
..and of course: these (FNC) Morons, just spew it out....
"Weepy" Boehmer / "Mealymouthed" McConnell; are out writing "sternly-worded" letters...making "very weak / flaccid" comments to 0'Buttcracks' Media Minions

29 posted on 12/22/2012 12:08:44 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: Sub-Driver
LIAR!

"(I'm now only asking for raising spending 8 when I wanted to spend 10 so I saved 6 and that's halfway in my head.) Give me mo' money, I need mo' ."

Worst President ever. However, best liar ever. Because he gets away with this nonsense.

30 posted on 12/22/2012 12:08:53 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama/Soetoro: “I Lie, all the time. Don’t believe a word I say, unless you worship me and are therefore a deadsoul democrat.”


32 posted on 12/22/2012 12:15:33 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I keep wondering when this Media Hypnosis is going to end. whern people will wake up out of it.

Maybe never. Human beings with perfectly normal minds just sit in front of the screen and listen to Obama and believe everything he says. All critical screens instantly go down.

It’s amazing. This has never before happened to humanity. One can speak of Soviet-style propaganda but this is happening in a free country with no trauma behind us to speak of. It’s 24/7 and in color and full of beautiful people and the viewer just sits there and believes anything, anything at all for like forty hours a week. And so how long can we keep on with this daily hypnosis?

the Democrats could have run and elected Donald Duck with this kind of mind entrapment called television.

And no, I don’t have ohne.


33 posted on 12/22/2012 12:16:40 PM PST by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: dennisw; MinuteGal

The Wall Street Journal’s front page DID print
the truth this AM. IF they are wrong, I’d suggest
that the WhiteHouse sue the Journal for the
slanderous mis-representation of the facts.
Oh crap, I forgot The Won can pick his Judge.


34 posted on 12/22/2012 12:16:40 PM PST by seenenuf ( Save the Right Supremes.)
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To: squarebarb

I mean ‘one’.


35 posted on 12/22/2012 12:17:37 PM PST by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: NonValueAdded
RE “Yep, he's speaking to the low-information voter and that headline is all that matters. It is really, really disgusting.”

I see you listen to Rush.

Yep, he's been using that term recently in his skits dancing around the idea that Republicans will lose in this fight.
He wants to say “I told you so” in the future and if he says that Republicans will beat Obama at this he knows it will come back to him.

Obama is out to win. He has always been out to win. He tells Pelosi what she must do so they win longer term (even 2 years out) and she whips her troops into line, to win.
To Democrats results are what counts, their transformation of America,

36 posted on 12/22/2012 12:18:58 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Sub-Driver
This man is crazy and so is anyone who believes him. Now, how would anyone like to negotiate with this, knowing all DIms in the Senate are also crazy and the MSM is on their side.

Are we really expecting miracles.?

37 posted on 12/22/2012 12:28:54 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: squarebarb

Yea, and Obama’s approval rating is going higher while that of Congress is in the tank. Go figure.


38 posted on 12/22/2012 12:34:40 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Sub-Driver

Shove it, Obamahole.

Shove it deep.

Shove it often, you undereducated, lying piece of excrement.


39 posted on 12/22/2012 12:35:38 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

Liar.


40 posted on 12/22/2012 12:35:48 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy is nothing but a sociopath with a cult following of losers.


41 posted on 12/22/2012 12:42:53 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
History has proven that even absolute dictators will fail when they push their citizens too far. As always no one really knows where that point is. Also no one can predict what will happen to those that have been lying to the people when that point is reached, I suspect it will not be pretty.

For a possible clue see what happened to Mussolini in Italy or Hitler in Germany.

42 posted on 12/22/2012 12:44:51 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: headstamp 2

“This guy is nothing but a sociopath with a cult following of losers.”

I agree.


43 posted on 12/22/2012 12:45:57 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: roadcat

No, he is not the worst president ever, because he is NOT the president!

obama is the biggest fraud on earth - he lies about his birth place (first Kenya, then Hawaii), his name, his selective service, his social security number (he has many!), his educational background (never went to Columbia), his ‘book’ (he did not write them!) lies on his law license application (lied that he has no other names...)

Yes, he is the worst liar ever!


44 posted on 12/22/2012 12:48:08 PM PST by chrisnj
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To: Don Corleone
More recently ...

Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu in Romania

45 posted on 12/22/2012 12:48:45 PM PST by BlueLancer ("Oh, man, that's a lot of Indians!" [LTC George A. Custer, 1876, near the Little Bighorn Valley])
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To: Sub-Driver

Mr. Obama, saying it doesn’t make it so.


46 posted on 12/22/2012 12:50:03 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Don Corleone

I hope I live to see that day.

When I get to the point of hoping the Russians take over to rid us of this trash, I have sunk pretty low on the desperation scale.


47 posted on 12/22/2012 12:50:24 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s done nothing but flap his gums. A sloth is more energetic.


48 posted on 12/22/2012 12:51:07 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obummer cannot figure out how much halfway 50% is coz:
“The math stuff was fine up until about 7th grade,” Obama said. After that “I’m pretty lost”


50 posted on 12/22/2012 1:01:32 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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