Comments for: Obama cranks up ‘fiscal cliff’ pressure; Boehner says talks have stalemated

Posted Nov. 30, 2012, at 8:06 p.m.

HATFIELD, Pa. — President Barack Obama turned up the pressure in “fiscal cliff” talks on Friday, hitting the road to drum up support for his drive to raise taxes on the wealthy and warning Americans that Republicans were offering them “a lump of coal” for Christmas. In a visit to …

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  • Anonymous

    get ready because the paycheck is going to get smaller starting in Jan. And prices are going up for goods and services so we can ALL have affordable healthcare. Or unemployment is going to go up. But I am not a betting person.

    • Anonymous

      All of the above. Paycheck = smaller. Prices = higher. Unemployment = rising. Obama = colossal failure and devastating mistake.

    • Anonymous

      The only way your taxes will go up in January is if the GOP lets those taxes rise.

      Obama does not want to raise your taxes – the GOP does.

      Please try to keep up.

      Yessah

  • Anonymous

    After Obama taxes the rich, the thieves keep right on spending, nothing changes and gets worse, then who does he tax next? This guy uses the Communist Manifesto as his constitution and when he can’t steal from anyone anymore to give it away, then he will just blame Bush and say oh well, I learned that there was no such thing as shovel ready jobs. Then he will chuckle and the sheep will say lets make him our leader for life.

    • Anonymous

      Wow – the real Communist Manfesto?

      Who knew?

      Thanks for the laugh.

  • Anonymous

    A lump of coal is all America deserves for keeping this tax and spend liberal in the White House.
    It may be a lump of coal this year but if this guy has his way it will be a lump of something a little less fragrant next year.
    Democrats and their lack of any attempt at a budget, combined with out of control debt and spending on entitlements and giveaways to the auto unions, failed green energy companies, health insurance, the unemployed, food stamps and big pay days to countries who hate our very existence is the root cause of the pending crisis…….not the fact that the government needs more taxes from the rich.
    Once obamacare kicks in the tax man will come for everyone, not just the rich.

    • Anonymous

      Ummm….when Clinton and the Democrats rescinded the Reagan Era tax cuts, the economy boomed and we went from annual budget deficits to surpluses.

      We were on track to pay off the national debt.

      Bush and the GOP undid all that – with their massive tax cuts to the rich and unfunded War of Lies in Iraq.

      They were the ones that produced “out of control debt”.

      Please try to keep up.

      Yessah

      • Anonymous

        Hey, good idea! It will work too,,,if we return to the Clinton era Gov. spending at the same time. But I’m guessing you overlooked that part .

        • Anonymous

          Then there should a surtax to pay off the Iraq War debt.

          But Bush War supporters would not like that.

          Nossuh

          • Anonymous

            Huh? How did we go from what Clinton did right to the iraqi war debt?

  • JohnR

    “………Boehner says talks have stalemated”
    Did Bonehead cry yet, cause that’s when you know this girly/man is serious is when the tears start to fall like rain. ROFL!

  • Lazerus Phoenix

    No mention of obama’s plan to hike spending more than the new ‘rich tax’ he wants to implement?

    Hum, wonder why?

  • Lazerus Phoenix

    Anyone who thinks that obama will not tax everyone he can is either a fool or an obama voter – or both!

    • Anonymous

      Only as long as Republicans obstruct the people’s business.
      That ends in January.

    • Anonymous

      Both…..they have no idea what they re-elected.

  • Anonymous

    The so-called Fiscal Cliff was the creation the Tea Party.

    In 2011, they held the nation hostage by threatening to allow the US to go into default – to preserve the Bush tax cuts to the very rich and dismantle Medicare.

    Their selfish extremist action was the reason why our debt rating was reduced.

    It is clear that they care more about preserving tax cuts for the very rich at the expense of middle class taxpayers and the elderly that rely on Medicare.

    I hope Obama holds his ground against these fiscal terrorists.

    Yessah

  • Guest

    Boehner is the ultimate bonehead. Take the offer the President gave and all will be fine.

  • Anonymous

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

    They complain that Obama’s offer is a “recycled old plan”, but then just a couple months ago they complained that Obama had no plan. Which is it? Because those complaints aren’t compatible.

    They complain that Obama isn’t offering big enough cuts to Medicare, but then just a couple months ago, they criticized Obama for wanting to make cuts to Medicare. So again, which is it?

    Obama is doing the right thing by taking this to the public. The country wants a real plan — that’s why we voted the way we did.

    • Anonymous

      That’s about all Obama does is talk to the public. I was hoping after he won this election he would go back to Washington and try being President for a while. But no fly around the country on Air Force One and giving more speeches seems to be more to his liking. Same old, same old. Driver her right off the cliff Mr. President. I’m sure Obama will have a speech for that to.

  • bill Forge

    In your article why did you not show all of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offer. It was not just taxing the 250 people . it was tax’s of 1.5T (twice what it was. 50b in stimulus,one more year of unemployment for the people that have already had 99 weeks.and the big one no limit on the debt ceiling . They will give us 400b over 10 years in Medicare cuts ,but they will work that out later , They still have not done the Regan cuts they said they would do . Maybe you forgot that part because of the people that own your paper . Why not report the new right . I hope you sleep good at night

  • bill Forge

    In your article why did you not show all of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offer. It was not just taxing the 250 people . it was tax’s of 1.5T (twice what it was. 50b in stimulus,one more year of unemployment for the people that have already had 99 weeks.and the big one no limit on the debt ceiling . They will give us 400b over 10 years in Medicare cuts ,but they will work that out later , They still have not done the Reagan cuts they said they would do .

  • Anonymous

    Here we go again. The people have spoken it is time to stop the Bush tax breaks for ‘the rich’ and eliminate the absurd tax loop holes. Remember Ann Romney’s dancing horse – $70,000 write off in one year for related expenses. Seriously? No wonder why he didn’t want to release his tax records. Cuts need to be made as well. Too many people take advantage of social programs and it needs to stop! When Barak was elected the first time, the GOP’s stance was to make him a “one term president’, throwing all of us under the bus in the process. No wonder they lost the election!!

    • Anonymous

      Yes here we go again…….four long years of “it’s all Bush’s fault”….will be a two year campaign of “It’s all Boehner’s fault”

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