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Posted at 7:21 PM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Tax-cuts deal will withstand Democrats' anger, Obama predicts (Updated)

By Emi Kolawole

Updated 12/10/2012 8:43 a.m.:

President Obama made clear in an interview taped Thursday with NPR that he did not believe disgruntled Democrats would stop a deal on tax cuts from moving forward.

The president also followed up on his earlier call for tax code reform, saying he would use the two year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts as a time to push for a broader overhaul of the tax code.

"Simplifying the system, hopefully lowering rates, broadening the base -- that's something that I think most economists think would help us propel economic growth," Obama said. "But it's a very complicated conversation."

The New York Times reports that administration officials caution that no decisions have been made, and that any debate in congress would take years. However, the president has ordered Treasury officials to review options for closing loopholes and simplifying income taxes for corporations and individuals.

In his interview with NPR, the president stopped short of endorsing his own deficit commissions proposal to scale back or eliminate the popular tax deduction on mortgage interest payments.

"My sense is, there are going to be discussions between both House and Senate leadership about all the final elements of the package," Obama said. "Keep in mind we didn't actually write a bill. We put forward a framework. I'm confident that the framework is going to look like the one we put forward."

Obama also explained why he believes Democrats' objections will not be enough to scuttle the agreement: "Nobody, Democrat or Republican, wants to see people's paychecks smaller on January 1st because Congress didn't act."

The president was not as confident on the subject of the New START treaty. Asked what understanding, if any, he had with Senate Republicans on the treaty's ratification, Obama said, "My understanding with them is that START is going to be called [to the Senate floor], and I am urging them to vote for the ... treaty."

The full interview aired Friday on NPR's "Morning Edition" program.

(source: NPR)

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By Emi Kolawole  | December 9, 2010; 7:21 PM ET
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Posted by: dionflowers | December 11, 2010 4:02 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: TheBabeNemo | December 10, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

The president should remember that Republicans aren't interested in any overhaul of the code that will yield more revenue for the government.

Overhauling the tax code means just one thing to Republicans. Find a way to cut taxes for the rich.

Posted by: MichaelRappaport | December 10, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

 
1. Mr. Obama Has Been Always Supportive Of Bush Deficit Creator Tax Cut Exactly As Republicans Agenda.

2. Mr. Obama Pushed and Removed """" Public Option From Health Care """" , Forced and tricked Democrats Congress and Senate with the Help Of the People Like "" Blanche L. Lincoln """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

3. Mr. Obama Forced Senate and Congress to be """ Delayed Health Care Activation Until 2014 """" ,Gave Republicans By Design Around 5 Years to Repeal and Cancel it, """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

4. Mr. Obama Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet t""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

5. Mr. Obama .Health Care, It Has Been All the Way Water Down """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

6. Mr. Obama Never Created Specific and Effective Program Of Job Creation for New Generation and Middle Class.
Instead Spent All His Time Dumping Money To Banks, GM, GoldMan, """"""" Exactly As Bush Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

7. Mr. Obama JOBS, Instead of Creating Effective JOB Creation Program, Mr. Obama Dumped Money to Wall Street, Banks,
Financial Firms, Witch Did Not Create JOBS, And the Money From U.S.A Bank Went """"""" Offshore That Where the American Jobs Are """"""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

8. Mr. Obama On American JOBS Outsource, Did Nothing Absolutely Nothing mean NADA to Stop """""""""" Shipping American Jobs Offshore and Revers The Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Legislation S.1637
""""""" Exactly As Republicans Asked and Agenda """""""

9.Mr. Obama On Jobs Doing Nothing , Bush Republicans JOBS OutSourcing Support Legislation S.1637 is Stil there Witch Every Day Ships American Jobs Offshore.
""""""""" Senate Outsourcing Legislation S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 S.1637 """"""""""""""

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 10, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

obama and all the dems want the tax increases to happen...
all this is a show...
they don't care...
the dems have the votes...
to pass it all and they don't want to do it...

Posted by: DwightCollins | December 10, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

The audacity of Obama. The Health Insurance Reform is horrible. The financial industry reform is horrible. He adds $1 trillion dollars to the national debt with every new proposal. And now he has the utter audacity to tell us he think the Tax Code needs reform, and that he's the one to lead us. Please, just don't do anything. Leave the Tax Code alone until we get a true leader as President. He talks a good game, but when push comes to shove, only the rich benefit and he truly hurts the middle class and the poor.

Please, no more favors Obama. Just do nothing but light Christmas trees and pardon turkeys.

Posted by: AnnsThought | December 10, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

The audacity of Obama. The Health Insurance Reform is horrible. The financial industry reform is horrible. He adds $1 trillion dollars to the national debt with every new proposal. And now he has the utter audacity to tell us he think the Tax Code needs reform, and that he's the one to lead us. Please, just don't do anything. Leave the Tax Code alone until we get a true leader as President. He talks a good game, but when push comes to shove, only the rich benefit and he truly hurts the middle class and the poor.

Please, no more favors Obama. Just do nothing but light Christmas trees and pardon turkeys.

Posted by: AnnsThought | December 10, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

A failed economy, sky rocketing deficit,
record foreclosures, unprecedented bank closures, industry takeovers, a partisan government with a deeper divide than the Grand Canyon, record unemployment - and now after two miserable years and a deaf ear to all in the public; Democrats are finally upset with this imbecile. I guess the "success" of that beer summit carried more weight than I would have thought. IDIOTS!!!

Posted by: Bcamp55 | December 10, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Obama says congress doesn't want to face the public if there is a tax increase for everyone on January 1st. What he doesn't understand is that the House has presented an option that will be acceptable to most Americans. Let the top tax rate, for those making more than $1 million, go up and keep the tax cuts for everyone else. If the Republicans are willing to let 98 percent get a tax increase to protect the richest 2 percent let them make the case. The fact is that a tax increase for the richest 2 percent will do little to improve economic development.

Posted by: cdierd1944 | December 10, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Here is the “Bipartisan” compromise we have all been looking for as American citizens:

Democrats get what they want, Republicans get what they want and the American people get to pay the bill.

Posted by: NewThoughts | December 10, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse


To many people have no personal wealth, myself included. It's a shame too. But it's not because the wealthy have taken it from them. It's the lack of education and understanding about managing personal wealth, and the incentive to attain personal wealth that has been removed from the public domain.

What's even more sad is the number of posts to this blog that the wealthy paying more tax will improve their position in life.

THE SERFS OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE WHO COULDLN'T EVEN READ WERE NOT SO STUPID AS TO ASK FOR MORE TAXATION.

THE KING TRULY RULES OVER SOME VERY STUPID PEOPLE.

Boehner, and other republicans are attempting to stop this country from falling into socialism, which is always followed by fascism, and or communism.

May God bless the supoort of Boehner, and others fighting for the people's right to their acquired wealth.

Posted by: jamesnic | December 10, 2010 1:39 AM | Report abuse

Obama, might be right. Maybe the tax deal will withstand our anger. But one thing is for sure. Obama will not withstand our anger. When you urinate on your base, you seal your electoral fate. Just go ask Blanche how that worked out for her in Arkansas. Yeah, she got the party nomination. But she couldn't hold a general election when we refused to go vote for her. Learn the lesson, dimwit in chief. To quote a famous certain punk band, "no future, no future, no future, ... at all!" Hasta la vista.

Posted by: seve2yoo | December 10, 2010 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Obama, might be right. Maybe the tax deal will withstand our anger. But one thing is for sure. Obama will not withstand our anger. When you urinate on your base, you seal your electoral fate. Just go ask Blanche how that worked out for her in Arkansas. Yeah, she got the party nomination. But she couldn't hold a general election when we refused to go vote for her. Learn the lesson, dimwit in chief. To quote a famous certain punk band, "no future, no future, no future, ... at all!" Hasta la vista.

Posted by: seve2yoo | December 10, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Obama, might be right. Maybe the tax deal will withstand our anger. But one thing is for sure. Obama will not withstand our anger. When you urinate on your base, you seal your electoral fate. Just go ask Blanche how that worked out for her in Arkansas. Yeah, she got the party nomination. But she couldn't hold a general election when we refused to go vote for her. Learn the lesson, dimwit in chief. To quote a famous certain punk band, "no future, no future, no future, ... at all!" Hasta la vista.

Posted by: seve2yoo | December 10, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Obama, might be right. Maybe the tax deal will withstand our anger. But one thing is for sure. Obama will not withstand our anger. When you urinate on your base, you seal your electoral fate. Just go ask Blanche how that worked out for her in Arkansas. Yeah, she got the party nomination. But she couldn't hold a general election when we refused to go vote for her. Learn the lesson, dimwit in chief. To quote the SexPistols, "no future, no future, no future, ... at all!" Hasta la vista.

Posted by: seve2yoo | December 10, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Obama, might be right. Maybe the tax deal will withstand our anger. But one thing is for sure. Obama will not withstand our anger. When you urinate on your base, you seal your electoral fate. Just go ask Blanche how that worked out for her in Arkansas. Yeah, she got the party nomination. But she couldn't hold a general election when we refused to go vote for her. Learn the lesson, dimwit in chief. To quote the SexPistols, "no future, no future, no future, ... at all!" Hasta la vista.

Posted by: seve2yoo | December 10, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Obama, might be right. Maybe the tax deal will withstand our anger. But one thing is for sure. Obama will not withstand our anger. When you urinate on your base, you seal your electoral fate. Just go ask Blanche how that worked out for her in Arkansas. Yeah, she got the party nomination. But she couldn't hold a general election when we refused to go vote for her. Learn the lesson, dimwit in chief. To quote the SexPistols, "no future, no future, no future, ... at all!" Hasta la vista, you putz.

Posted by: seve2yoo | December 10, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Seems like to me that middle class Americans would be angry that Obama and the Republicans are advocating tax cuts for the rich, that will ultimately cause a rise in taxes for middle class Americans.

Perhaps somebody should explain that the finances will eventually have to balance. Congress obviously doesn't want to have that discussion. They're hoping we won't find out.

Posted by: postfan1 | December 10, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

MESSAGE TO DEMS: The American People want higher taxes, want double-digit unemployment, want the economy to be completely destroyed by liberal policies, want to be poor, want to give up their individual freedoms, want our leaders to appease dictators, want America to be seen as weak on the world stage...

You are doing great! Don't change a thing! And we'll see you in November 2012, OK?

Posted by: johnhiggins1990 | December 9, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

It seems funny that Obama is willing to call the Democrat's "bluff", but wasn't willing to call the bluff of the Republicans.

Sounds like the fix was in.

No thinking person enlarges the deficit to reward the rich. It just doesn't fly.

Posted by: postfan1 | December 9, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

It's really astounding to see the arrogance, disdain and contempt that the Obama administration has for the very people who elected them.

How they so loudly and proudly take them for granted!

As they continues to dig their own political grave by arrogantly betraying the people who voted for them in order to curry favor with the people who did not and never will they might ask themselvrs this question: How has that strategy of appeasing the GOP base while spitting on your base worked for you so far Obama? How did those mid-terms end up?

I voted for Obama in 2008 but I'll be voting for anyone but Obama in 2012.

Posted by: toc59 | December 9, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

I voted for Obama but he has turned out to be corrupt, untrustworthy and cowardly. Only an idiot would vote for him again. Well, why not? The idiots voted for the crazy republican thugs.

Posted by: bluethunder1 | December 9, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

"My fellow Americans, these are tough times. We all know it, we all feel it, we are all affected. It is in times like these that we need to pull together, each doing our best to live up to the ideals this country was founded on. To that end I am asking Congress to immediately implement a number of measures in order to raise revenues and lift our country out of the mire of debt and unemployment, and in order to protect the natural environment. I propose a new tax on all incomes over $250,000 a year. This tax will be progressive, so that the more a person made the higher the percentage of that income will be paid in taxes. I know that the idea of new taxes is onerous to many but right now we need to do what's best for the most. The good of the many outweighs the good of the few. This tax will not impoverish anyone, it will only be levied on those who already have more than they need to get by. Likewise corporations with over 100 employees will also see their taxes raised, and loopholes that have allowed multinational corporations to evade paying taxes must immediately be closed. We estimate that these measures will raise over $1 trillion in the next 10 years. A portion of that money is to be set aside for retooling factories for the manufacture of solar panels, windmills, and other green technologies. This will create jobs, lower our carbon footprint as a nation, and help us get on the right track with regards to global warming. These are just a few parts of the plan I will be presenting to Congress this week. When the new Congress convenes in January I will call upon each and every member to put aside their personal feelings and to work for the good of the nation. I ask you to let your congressional representatives and senators know what you want them to do, whether you want them to focus on their election campaign fund raising or to do the work of governance. I am also asking Congress to support an immediate drawdown in troop deployments abroad. My goal is to start closing US bases around the world, and to recall our forces. This will save over $5 billion per week! Last but not least I have set up a task force whose job it will be to collect ideas from you, the American people. No idea is too small for us to consider. What are your ideas for deficit reduction, for environmental protection, for economic recovery?
Thank you for the opportunity to serve."

This is the speech I wish Obama would make. I wrote it imagining I was writing from his point of view.

Posted by: greeenmtns | December 9, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Our illustrious President is a tough negotiator when he puts his foot down. So far, we have only seen him do it with the Democrats. Any chance he'll ever figure out that's his own party?

Posted by: i_go_pogo | December 9, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama, you should resign now. You are a failed, one-term President. Too bad that history will rank you right up there next to G.W.Bush, but that's about as far as you can expect to go, second from the bottom.

Posted by: Chagasman | December 9, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm more convinced than ever with each stupid statement coming from Obama's lips, that we have a Republican President after all. Boy he sure fooled me and millions of others. But it won't happen twice. I hope he's a confident that he'll just love being a one-term President. We will find a very qualified candidate who is proud to be and committed to Democratic principles. Screw you, sir. And this is coming from one of your earliest, most hard-working supporters.

Posted by: capone1 | December 9, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm more convinced than ever with each stupid statement coming from Obama's lips, that we have a Republican President after all. Boy he sure fooled me and millions of others. But it won't happen twice. I hope he's a confident that he'll just love being a one-term President. We will find a very qualified candidate who is proud to be and committed to Democratic principles. Screw you, sir. And this is coming from one of your earliest, most hard-working supporters.

Posted by: capone1 | December 9, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm more convinced than ever with each stupid statement coming from Obama's lips, that we have a Republican President after all. Boy he sure fooled me and millions of others. But it won't happen twice. I hope he's a confident that he'll just love being a one-term President. We will find a very qualified candidate who is proud to be and committed to Democratic principles. Screw you, sir. And this is coming from one of your earliest, most hard-working supporters.

Posted by: capone1 | December 9, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

I heard the President say: "Nobody, Democrat or Republican, wants to see people's paychecks smaller on January 1st because Congress didn't act."

But he is wrong.

I thought about why he is wrong a great deal. He does not in fact understand that since 9/11 we hunger for shared sacrifice. We are in two wars with an all volunteer force but with no sense of shared sacrifice. We were told to go out and shop after 9/11 with no shared sacrifice. We were told, after the bank meltdown, that economists and bankers (and the Feds) would take care of it: Again, no shared sacrifice. Now we are told to borrow billions, perhaps trillions from the Chinese, mainly to give to rich people -- again no shared sacrifice.

Obama is wrong. He has not asked us to do the one thing that would make us respect him: Share Sacrifice for this Great Country: Share that Sacrifice to make it great again.

I no longer respect Obama because he does not believe America is great: He does not believe in shared sacrifice.

Posted by: bert8 | December 9, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama,

1) You sold us out on health care. According to you, health insurance must be manditory. Thus the government is forcing us to buy insurance from private for profit insurers with CEO's making tens of millions per year, with a board of directors making millions per year, and with stockholders clamoring for theirs. -- A REPUBLICANS DREAM. . . . . . . . . Poorly done.

2) Now you've negotiated with the Republicans and left 96 percent of us out to dry. . . . . . . The bottomline was, you were afraid to call their bluff. The Republicans had painted themselves in a corner with their PROTECTIONISM FOR THE VERY RICH, and you let them off the hook. . . . . . . Just how long would Republicans hold on to power denying the middle class tax cuts inorder to pander to the very rich?

3) Our bottomline? . . WE SHOULD HAVE VOTED FOR HILLARY.

Posted by: Here2day | December 9, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama is wrong on policy and wrong about real Democrats. We're not buying his garbage and our representatives won't either.
Can't wait for his reception at the state of the union address.
Let the GOP explain how they will hold the whole government hostage so that the 98 percent of us can't get tax breaks unless the super-rich can.
Tell Harry Reid not to post this monstrosity. We still control the Senate come January.

Posted by: BobfromJersey | December 9, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Will it withstand Republican anger? How can anyone describe a fiscal conservative that would add $900 billion to the deficit in two years? This is a bad deal for everyone - and one that should be rejected. Cut taxes - ok. Call it a stimulus - baloney.

Posted by: NewThoughts | December 9, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

The 15 million people out of work won't be paying any more income tax if the cuts expire. People making over $250K don't want to lose their windfall. The rest of us want to see some fiscal responsibility before we are hit with a debt crisis. So why does Obama and so many other politicians care only about the rich?

Posted by: vmax02rider | December 9, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

"Nobody, Democrat or Republican, wants to see people's paychecks smaller on January 1st because Congress didn't act."
=========================================
You only missed the point before, Mr President. Now you are running right past the point, with your eyes closed. Screaming.

The wealthy have been getting relatively wealthier for 30 years now. They don't want to hear that the party is over and they don't want to hear that the party is winding down, either. Feeding their denial is pointless.

Posted by: gannon_dick | December 9, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

To cut the Government bloat end all Congressional and elected officials retirement plans, cut their salaries, and put a 5 year term limit on Congress.
Doing so, will end defict spending sooner.
Bunch of greedy arrogant twits.

Posted by: dottydo | December 9, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm...kinda getting tired of hearing about "paychecks" on 1/1/11. That's baloney since they can pass a retroactive bill. Obama should've, imho, gotten agreements to ratify START, unemployment, and DADT before agreeing to tax cuts for the wealthy. If then.

Make the Repuklican traitors show themselves for what they are...puppets of the moneychangers...before agreeing to anything. Then hammer them with it.

Posted by: michael4 | December 9, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

"More than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were two years ago when President Barack Obama took office, and two-thirds believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a Bloomberg National Poll shows." Nuff said...2012 will complete the "reset" started with this past election.

Posted by: powerange | December 9, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Tax-cuts deal will withstand Democrats' anger, Obama predicts

Mr. Oba Already Lost Lost of New Generation and Middle class No matter how Hard he tried He could not Getting them Back
Tax May be will be Passed But Democrats Votes for reelection.
Mr. Obama Recently you Asked Reporters," tell me One thing that I promised which I did not Do?????????????????????
?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Mr President look at the following List:

1.Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet Exactly As Republicans Asked

2.Health Care, It Has Been All the way Water Down As Republicans Requested.

3.Today you Let The American Jobs regularly to Be Outsourced Offshore or Stop Legislation S.1637 that Hands Out Money to Offshoring Jobs.

4. So You did not Created Job and letting Still American Jobs Go Away

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 9, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Tax-cuts deal will withstand Democrats' anger, Obama predicts

Mr. Oba Already Lost Lost of New Generation and Middle class No matter how Hard he tried He could not Getting them Back
Tax May be will be Passed But Democrats Votes for reelection.
Mr. Obama Recently you Asked Reporters," tell me One thing that I promised which I did not Do?????????????????????
?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Mr President look at the following List:

1.Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet Exactly As Republicans Asked

2.Health Care, It Has Been All the way Water Down As Republicans Requested.

3.Today you Let The American Jobs regularly to Be Outsourced Offshore or Stop Legislation S.1637 that Hands Out Money to Offshoring Jobs.

4. So You did not Created Job and letting Still American Jobs Go Away

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 9, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Tax-cuts deal will withstand Democrats' anger, Obama predicts

Mr. Oba Already Lost Lost of New Generation and Middle class No matter how Hard he tried He could not Getting them Back
Tax May be will be Passed But Democrats Votes for reelection.
Mr. Obama Recently you Asked Reporters," tell me One thing that I promised which I did not Do?????????????????????
Mr President A lot look at the following List:

1.Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet Exactly As Republicans Asked

2.Health Care, It Has Been All the way Water Down As Republicans Requested.

3.Today you Let The American Jobs regularly to Be Outsourced Offshore or Stop Legislation S.1637 that Hands Out Money to Offshoring Jobs.

4 /> So You did not Created Job and letting Still American Jobs Go Away

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 9, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Tax-cuts deal will withstand Democrats' anger, Obama predicts

Mr. Oba Already Lost Lost of New Generation and Middle class No matter how Hard he tried He could not Getting them Back
Tax May be will be Passed But Democrats Votes for reelection.
Mr. Obama Recently you Asked Reporters," tell me One thing that I promised which I did not Do?????????????????????
Mr President A lot look at the following List:

1.Guantanamo, 2 years later is not Closed yet Exactly As Republicans Asked

2.Health Care, It Has Been All the way Water Down As Republicans Requested.

3.Today you Let The American Jobs regularly to Be Outsourced Offshore or Stop Legislation S.1637 that Hands Out Money to Offshoring Jobs.

4 /> So You did not Created Job and letting Still American Jobs Go Away

Posted by: stop-outsourcers | December 9, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Of course not, to do so would be political suicide within certain parameters of allowable minority protest. We ahve heard how things are rigged and we have no reason to believe otherwise. It is presidential perogatives or imperialist presidency. Just like war with Iraq for any transparent excuse they chose to use... they have too many ducks to handle perhaps or we are liable to be sand blasted some day if we don't act fast!

Posted by: Wildthing1 | December 9, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

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