President Obama Urges Compromise On Budget

@gladys46 (1205)
United States
March 11, 2011 1:59pm CST
During a 45 min. presser today, and reported at Politico, among much President Obama reportedly stated listed are these statements: "We can't keep on running the government based on two-week extensions ... That's irresponsible. We've got a war in Afghanistan going on, a wide range of issues facing the country on a day-to-day basis. The notion that we can't get resolved last year's budget in a sensible way with serious but prudent spending cuts I think defies commen sense. We should be able to get it done." "There are certain things House Republicans want that I will not accept." The President said the GOP plan "would mean layoffs of 55,000 teachers." "That doesn't make sense," we've got to get serious about living withing our means, but we can't stop investing in our people." "One of the messages tht the American people have clearly sent is get serious about living within our means and managing our budget in a responsible way, and stop with the political bickering." The President also argued that federal efforts to wean America off foreign oil had been repeatedly derailed by political opportunism. With many references to the Libya unrest, the President also stated: "I have not taken any options off the table at this point," I do take very seriously making sure that any decisions I make that involve U.S. military power are well thought through." ..... Did the electorate send a serious message regarding America's budget? If so, based upon the most recent credible polls, it seems a majority would have tax cuts given the very rich ended. What have the polls said?
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@anniepa (27122)
• United States
15 Mar 11
All the polls I've seen have clearly shown people don't want teachers to be laid off, they don't want draconian cuts in education spending and they don't want an end to collective bargaining. They DO feel the wealthiest among us should pay their fair share instead of getting all of the cuts while the middle class does all the sacrificing. Annie
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
15 Mar 11
Hi Annie! Yes I know ... but that info seems only pertient to truth seekers!
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
12 Mar 11
I don't see why not. It is working so far. Nearly $12 billion has been cut from the budget. That is progress on cutting government spending. I am all for progress on this issue. He is President. That's what Presidents do, multi-task. So, I find it odd that he is complaining on something that is actually working.
@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
11 Mar 11
Actually, the people did speak. Remember November? That's when Republicans took over the house, and just as importantly, conservative Republicans - voted in by TEA party members - ended up in positions locally, like Governor Walker in Wisconsin and Governor Kasich in Ohio. They had a mandate from us. We want lower taxes, less government, fiscal responsibility. So, no, most Americans would not want taxes on the rich raised, not if they understand how the economy works. Raising taxes on businesses and the rich sends more jobs overseas. When will liberal Democrats learn that???