Obama: Public is ‘sold’ on tax increases in a debt-ceiling deal – TheHill.com

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Obama: Public is ‘sold’ on tax increases in a debt-ceiling deal – TheHill.com.

“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.”

Wow. He’s really lost touch with his nation.

No, thanks, I think my taxes are high enough as it is.  This is not my issue; the government mismanaged the money we gave it, so I’m not going to give you more just because you don’t know what you’re doing.

“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.”

Hmm.  No one ever asked me anything.

The president signaled he is opposed to the “Cut, Cap and Balance” proposal that House Republicans coalesced around Friday morning, and he challenged the GOP to “be ambitious” in proposing a package to cut the deficit.

“If they show me a serious plan, I’m ready to move, even if it requires some tough sacrifices on my part,” Obama said.”

Uh, what was the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan?  Is he even listening to the words he is saying?

This situation is just completely out of hand. A lot of government officials / employees are going to have to go without pay for this to work. A lot of programs are going to have to be cut.  (Granted, a lot of these programs shouldn’t even have government intervention in the first place.)

Oi vey.

 

EDIT: NEW ARTICLE SHOWS THAT ONLY 34% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT THE TAX HIKE.

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