Do you approve of how President Obama is handling fiscal cliff negotiations?
Obama doesn't care at all. He wants to drive the country into the ground. If he cared he would have kept his word and presented an honest proposal instead of changing it. It is a shame the media is a propaganda machine for a horrible person.
He just doesn't think Americans are smart enough to see the harm he's doing to the country. Or if they see it, he's convinced that he has enough of them in the entitlement class as takers that he'll be able to continue to prevail over those who have to pay the bills.
You want compromise, then lets talk Clinton-era taxes AND Clinton-era spending levels. That's compromise!
Rasta our problem may be with the progressives definition of 'compromise'. MrO has not provided one honest compromise. All he's offered is to slow the growth, not actually cut anything. This after he has significantly increased the budgets of most departments. That's not compromise.
JMatsby ... yep, there's a real possibility that this isn't about leadership one the nation, but just a game. As you say, MrO shouldn't do what he was elected to do. He should stuff the tough decisions to those with a backbone. Maybe he should just quit and hand the reins to those willing to lead
He's a liar.
Really? Sort of like the 104,000 extra votes in MI than registered voters? Yeah try again bozo because they lost seats not gained.
Says the hypocrite who lives in Utah where state tax is as high as any state. Why don't you vote these state tax idiots out of office?!?
I'm so glad that most of you are in the minority, and the only way you neocons have the House is due to gerrymandering. More democrats voted in this election cycle yet Rs picked up seats in the house...Hmmmmmm
Hahahaha Palin! Can your insults get any weaker?? You must spend alot of time at Walmart.... Hmmm....
Wow. Reading Captain BS makes me cringe for the right in these threads. The guy belongs in the rants section of a Walmart bathroom stall wall
We do need better leadership. O is in over his head.
According to you libtard. Which makes no difference to many of us. You have demonstrated your idiocy and cult devotion to this jerk who is ruining our country time and again. That's nothing to lighten up about. Tell that one to the unemployed and see what they say! Jerk! You get coal this year!
The proper word you meant to use is "Then" your opinion.....
It's got to be sarcasm. No one could be that stupid!
Haha captain you're funny. I always appreciate your comments, thy give me a good laugh. I got b*tch slapped? I guess, if weak arguments constitute intelligence. Don't be so bitter captain, think didn't reply back, you don't have to defend him.
Merry Christmas one again. Lighten up.
Obama said in the first debate he would accept a plan with 2 or 3 dollars in tax cuts for every new dollar in revenue. He then rejected the offer of 1.5 cuts to new revenue. He countered with a "balanced" plan of tax increases AND spending increases. He's GOT to be smoking pot in the Oval Office.
I agree Obama doesn't care and us ignorant. We need better leadership.
What people don't seem to "get" is that there's no way in hell that the massive debt will be repaid anytime soon; yes budgets and spending MUST be reduced, but it's also simple necessary to increase taxes.
Right, the president of the US simply doesn't give a damn.. Ignorance
Bch is just another cult obama follower. It is not blasphemy to disagree with O's policies. And... He was "elected" by a small margin. That does not put him in the driver's seat. He HAS TO play nice with others if he can contain his ego.
Veritas exactly which economists are you referring to that say spending cuts lead to recession?
......with YOU he's embarrassing himself on your say so?? Ahh.. NO. Crawl out of your false ego for a change. Your facts are merely dogmatic drone talking points fed to you by stupid @ss MSNBC. Get over yourself.
Rasta you are pathetic. Just because Think b1tch slapped you does not mean you get to decide rules for anyone else. It is you who are constantly embarrassing yourself on every question you comment on. You are so predictable. You don't get to decide what is true for other people. Think disagrees ....
F@ck y0u jerk!
*all the fuss
Yes, why don't you take one smartfart. Then you'll see what all the Gus's is about.
The problem, @veritas, is that conservatives have agreed to tax/debt ceiling hikes, in return for future tax cuts, numerous times over the years. Magically, the taxes/debt always goes up, but the spending cuts never materialize. We're about done getting fucked over.
No, of course he doesn't hate himself. Listen to any liberal talk for long enough, and you'll hear a common thread: Everyone else (but me) should have to pay more taxes; everyone else should have less firearms freedoms; everyone else should have to have Obamacare. See a pattern yet?
No, it's just Putin. Medvedev is a straw man.
Obamacare is a shit storm in a drinking fountain. Bottom line, it's terrible. Private insurance will likely go away for all but the very wealthy, and the rest of us will be stuck with rationed care, rationed meds, fewer doctors, nurses and hospitals, and longer wait times for treatment.
Bullshit Rasta. Obama has circumvented Congress through executive orders, agency regulations, etc., etc. every chance he's had. The man simple does not want to obey our system of government. He needs to resign. It's the only honorable thing left for him to do.
10% flat tax, locked to GDP, with 8% for expenses, and 2% for a 'rainy day' fund. Only way to increase revenue is to increase GDP.
We'd have to pay of the debt first, I suppose.
Who did you vote for?
Unless you're one of the many Obama cronies getting a waiver. Hypocrites.
Because he doesn't want America to succeed.
I hope that's sarcasm. ^^^
The guy doesn't want America to recover and succeed. That's why he's dragging his feet on any meaningful initiatives with historical likelihoods of success.
He is doing just fine
That's right, give Mr no-clue-how-to-solve-a-problem Obama what he wants on the taxes. Then when it fails, because confiscating 100% of the wealthy's money would only fuel MrO's spending for 8 days, it will be MrO's failure.
It would be a nice change to have a budget.
He's not negotiating he's campaigning, and now that Boehner has caved a little bit Obama is rejecting what he's campaigning for.
Oh no, leet speak, this man is intelligent watch out everyone......
He's a puss
Obama is responsible for the largest tax increase in American history.
Pretty sad considering taxes really will not solve anything. Only hurt people.
I don't get what he's trying to do period..Maybe they should have drafted something when time wasn't so short??
Think, it's one thing to jump into a conversation and it's another thing to jump in without any facts to back up your argument. You are kind of embarrassing yourself. Both Obama and Boehner have made compromises, whether or not you agree with them is a different story. Ironic name.
Oops...supposed to be a reply to my "Obama is an idiot" post below...way below.
I said the same thing about Boehner...I'm the only one on this app with any consistency. 3rd party everybody. Anybody with a D or an R I front of their name is putting party and ideology ahead of common sense, logic and the good of the country. D's and R's are BOTH responsible for this mess.