During a press conference in the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama warned Congressional Republicans not to hold the debt ceiling limit hostage in order to secure concessions on spending cuts from the White House. He spelled out what not increasing the debt limit would mean, and said clearly that the GOP in Congress “will not collect a ransom” from the president by holding the debt ceiling hostage. (Snip) “If Congressional Republicans refused to pay America’s bills on time, Social Security checks and veterans’ benefits will be delayed,” Obama said. “We might not be able
Comments: 0bama is even more obnoxious than usual. Who knew that was even possible.
i do not think the repubs will cave on the debt ceiling...............obama can mouth bull during his press conf......that doesnt make it so.......if he wants to cut the spending.....really cut it...START WITH WELFARE...................and do a budget
Let mr Obamaham Lincoln run his mouth. He will be trounced at the ballot box in 2014 when melanin is not on the ballot. Remember how popular this guy was when he started spouting off about the Cambridge Police Department?
He said we are no a deadbeat nation. However, that´s exactly what we are. Those who do not make enough to pay their own bills have learned they can vote money out of the pockets of the productive, and they are doing it.
For the millionth time, the Republicans do not have the power to do much. Boehner is incorrectly spelled by some moronns on this site and if they watched, read and listened they would have heard John and Mitch out in front. Posters denigrating our side are a big part of the problem.
Disgusting...What an embarrassment of a POTUS, to threaten seniors & military families. Reducing dept budgets by 5% is not an option?
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Donna M, 1/14/2013 1:06:08 PM (No. 9115909)
#14, he didn´t sound scared at all to me. If anything, he sounded comfortably arrogant, condescending and lecturing to the unwashed like the fifth-rate university whatever he was. I half-expected him to declare that Executive Orders would be used if Congress would not do his bidding and to fold his arms like Mussolini. (He will anyway). Welcome to Fascist America.
I don´t see the GOP getting anything out of the debt ceiling talks. Evil people in the WH can cause tremendous pain on the public and blame it on the Republicans. With Lew at Treasury doing Obama´s bidding on what gets funded we could see real harm inflicted beyond stopping social security checks.
I´m with number 11. Where are the Republicans, what is their proposal, why is it better than Obama´s? We can´t beat somebody like Obama if our guys are cowering under their desks rather than engaging in the battle of ideas.
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Donna M, 1/14/2013 1:14:06 PM (No. 9115929)
Make no mistake...Zero´s mission is to crash the economy, to benefit his funders like Soros (and others), strip Americans of their rights in a New Fascist State, and foment the Islamic Caliphate (the end of Israel and much of Europe).
Guess the name-calling of Republicans is down to a science, eh? It´s a shame that some don´t seem to have as much disgust for the criminal enterprise known as the obama-administration and his minions in the "msm", as they do while constantly denigrating the Republicans in Congress. No wonder the GOP can´t seem to win an argument. They are surrounded by cheap-shotters on all sides, including some "conservatives". The "msm", the demonrats, obama and every "news" network with the possible exception of (at times) FNC, are on constant attack. That is the same attitude that got the most anti-American president in the history of this country RE-Elected! Pathetic.
OK--I´ve not read this whole thing, but the headline makes no sense to me. Let´s see: The GOP is supposedly holding "Not Crashing the Economy" hostage. Zero is refusing to "pay" the ransom they supposedly want...? So, he´s saying he has the power to keep the economy from crashing, but he´s not going to do it?
The real hostages are the few popular government programs that he listed. He is signalling that he will cut the muscle - the military pay etc and leave the fat - welfare programs, food stamps acorn etc - untouched when there is not enough money to go around. He is exactly like any municipal politician who makes the first cuts to fire and police protection so as to leave the useless pencil pushers untouched. I say lets have the showdown with this grifter now. Pass a budget showing where real cuts can be made to live within our means and then refuse to pass any increase in the debt ceiling. Let all the howling die down in a month or so then perhaps there will be some negotiations and less demagoguery.
I´m with #15 and #25 in being fed up with all the anti-Republican trash talk from self-described conservatives. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Many Republican officeholders are trying to resist the Marxist takeover. But Obama enjoys the long legacy of gradual change in our government which has resulted in an imperial presidency, with an unequal share of power. All it takes is for an evil opportunist with "audacity" to exploit the situation. We conservatives need to stand together to fight his takeover, not to undermine any and all efforts by our representatives to resist him.
#15 based on the posts at this site, most don´t agree with you. I have been listening, reading and watching and I see are two useless jerks....BOEHNER and MCCONNELL. I think it is time to replace Mitch with Cruz and Boehner with West.
BO says Va and SSI payments may not be paid if the debt limit is not raised! I bet the department of energy, department of education, department of commerce, pensions for gov retirees, and the EPA are all are all fully paid! All BO´s cronies!
Perhaps the posters criticizing the steers would not be so critical if the steers had won a single bout with the moron.
Why are they not bringing impeachment proceedings? Why are they not proposing any legislation to stop the guy? Why are they not cutting off funding to Zerocare? Many more questions could be asked. They are not weak because they appear to be weak. They really are weak and, in my opinion, just want to keep their cushy jobs.
He never includes himself or his cronies into the mix. There´s no worry that their pay checks will not be funded. Congress controls the purse strings - so cut out all the vacations this do nothing president and his family take several times a year. That alone would reduce the deficit!!!
Says the man trying to shut down 5% of US power while spending 10s of billions for expensive energy that can not compete. I personally would raise the debt ceiling $4 billion for every week he suspends ALL environmental rules. For a year delay of rule he has added, I would give him 108 billion. The economic growth would easily recover this amount. The GOP should throw this out and point out that this is more than he got from the ending the payroll tax holiday and tax on the rich combined.
That is part of the problem with Comrade O, he is too well protected, too shielded too comfortable. It is way past time to lob a grenade of reality into his small little fantasy world. One that isn´t just a flash bang...they all need to be shook up.
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