#1 Obama: Public is 'sold' on tax increases in a debt-ceiling deal07-15-2011, 10:16 PMBy Sam Youngman and Alicia M. Cohn - 07/15/11 11:54 AM ET
President Obama on Friday kept up the pressure on Republicans to agree to revenue increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, claiming 80 percent of the public supports Democrats' demand for tax increases.
"The American people are sold," Obama said. "The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically."
Throughout the press conference, Obama blasted Republicans for ignoring what he said is the will of the American people by rejecting tax increases that would balance out spending cuts in a debt package.
"This is not an issue of salesmanship to the American people," Obama said.
"I hope [Republicans are] not just listening to lobbyists and special interests ... I hope they're listening to the American people as well," Obama said, citing "poll after poll" showing Republican voters, as well as Democrats, believe in taking "a balanced approach" — including both increased revenues and spending cuts in a plan to cut the deficit.
Obama repeated his warning that the country is "running out of time" to avert a financial “Armageddon.”
07-15-2011, 10:34 PM
I know of not one person, at least not one tax payer, who is sold on a tax increase. Also, this is just another lie from Obama. Didn't he say he wouldn't raise taxes on the middle class?Deplorably Proud To Be An American
07-15-2011, 11:24 PM
Like I've said: cognitive dissonance."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
07-16-2011, 09:02 AMEducation without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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07-16-2011, 10:33 AM
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