I am not feeling the best today. So we are going to do something different, we are going to turn on the translator on Obama's press conference. I feel like doing something different today. It has already been hard on me today, for the past couple of days and I truly feel that God is putting me in a situation to trust him......to not look down.
Easier said than done.
But totally possible through God's grace and mercy.
let's see let's get the personal out of the way, some tidbits, the press conference and verse and we out. I need to start back my #ff on twitter, America I have the coolest tweets in the world. They lift me up, you hear me, when I get down about the state of this country, about the state of my party, AMEN, they respond each and every time letting me know to get up and get back at it.
@jjauthor, DAMN FINE PATRIOT! author of don't take my lemonade stand, show her some love...
I am a victim of identity theft and I usually refrain from personal tidbits unless my safety is at issue. So this will make sense to those who need to know and for everyone else skip down which is why I type differently in different sections, just go down to the unbolded part and start from there.
Over the past couple of days, Delmar has been coming over my house. I hate to even say my house, but he doesn't stay there anymore. He hasn't taken anything, but in addition to popping up in a van, he has popped up in a beamer, a maxima and all type of cars. He hasn't destroyed anything, although he did turn over the dogs water bowl in 100+ degree heat which is cruel and hoeish. IMHO.
I am not going to get into too much detail, b/c those who know know. But my neighbors have been informing him of my whereabouts and because of the extent of the fraud that he and his family are perpetrating in regards to identity theft along with members of my family,we have a situation in Dallas. We have a nation of illegals playing surveillance of a professional, proficient, and paranoid d criminal in myself ;) Not a site to see.
I needed my yard cut, the neighborhood yard man, informs Delmar of my whereabouts so I found someone else. The neighbors who never speak to me come up and ask me who he is. It doesn't matter. I am not dating or anything of that nature, he really was just a dude to cut the yard. However, COME UP TO THE FRONT DALLAS, DELMAR, MOTHER DEAREST, TD JAKES AND THE POTTER'S HOUSE, DALLAS DA CRAIG WATKINS, MY GOD BROTHER AND FRIENDSHIP WEST BAPTIST CHURCH ALONG WITH IBOC.
I was walking home today and I see Delmar again talking to this older dude in a car. The dude approaches me as if I am some prostitute. It seems that Delmar has gotten himself a car, a beamer at that. Already, dude. Already. So not digging how you are using your transportation but glad you got it. Anyway, for the past four days, some man approaches me to solicit, there is Delmar.
Delmar knows I don't protestant, but he is needing have some sort of justification to beat me. As that is the only way, he and his family have maintained the use of my identity, my vehicle etc this long. I make a report with Dallas Police Department, they inform his mother, she calls him, he beats me. I call Dallas Police to report him, NOTHING HAPPENS......
This has been going on several, several years. to the point where I don't even attempt to call the police anymore, well didn't. you know what I mean. I changed the locks on the house, all I could afford, didn't on the backyard, b/c he said he was gonna pick up dogs, his grill, stuff...etc. So every night, I am stressed knowing he could break a window and be in the house. But he hasn't done anything.
However, every time I drive my truck as it is still broken, but can make it to the store or what not. He is there when I come back, which tells me he is staying with his uncle down the street. My concern is this.
If Delmar is driving, why is he worried about the truck? Why was he trying to get into the house when all of his stuff is out, and not break in? Not advocating robbery but if you are gonna break in, one time....just do it. Why would he try to get into that house and be there when I get home? We've been through this before, actually last year.
Because we have to get to other things, let me just sum it up. He and his mother need the key to this truck, they need to get it from me and it is obvious he is going to have to beat me for it. He can't let that be the reason, so his genius of a mother decides to create a potential fit of jealous rage defense for her sons acts. See Tiffani indulge in prosecution and be so overcome with rage, you beat her into the devil's arms she tells her son and take the truck keys. She'll bleed to death by the time the ambulance comes and the neighbors won't say anything.......
This is the reality, I have to live in everyday, so yesterday I stayed at home. Delmar came, but the yard man was right behind me so he left. I came home today, he was there today. Let me make this real clear to these individuals so we can move on. The feds are down here with sealed warrants, my name is on those warrants for prescription, insurance, housing, vehicle etc. fraud. They are aware of Delmar and his family and my family's involvement, the sole question lies is can federal authorities verify Delmar's mom assertion that I was in on this fiasco.
If I am beaten severely, I have to move out of this house before i'm ready and move back to my mom's where the fraud started at in the first place. Which saves the numerous families using my name for housing. If I am beaten severely to the point of death, Delmar will take possession of the truck and he just wins by default and if I do make it out, he won't give the truck back but give me this older black bmw in his mom's name as a trade. That way they can show that I am compliant with the scam.
FEDEARLIES... THE SOLE REASON I HAVE BEEN TOLERATING THIS MESS FROM THESE AFOREMENTION INDIVIDUALS IS THAT I WAS BEING BEAT, NOT EVERY DAY, NOT ALL THE TIME, BUT ENOUGH. I CALLED DALLAS POLICE TIME AND TIME AGAIN FOR HELP THEY NEVER CAME. I ONLY HAVE MY FATHER WHO IS ELDERLY AS A MALE TO SOMEWHAT STAND UP FOR MY DEFENSE.
I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANY FRAUD COMING FROM THESE AFOREMENTIONED INDIVIDUALS NOR DID I RECEIVE COMPENSATION. IF DELMAR DID, THAT LIES SOLELY ON HIM.
THESE INDIVIDUALS OBTAINED DALLAS COUNTY CONSTABLES UNIFORMS ON APRIL 13, 2000 AND PERFORMED AN ILLEGAL ARREST SOLELY FOR THE SAKE OF IDENTITY THEFT. I HAVE ENDURED ABUSE UNKNOWN BECAUSE FRANKLY I DIDN'T REALIZE THE SYSTEM WAS SO CORRUPT.
THIS WOMAN AND HER SON IN SPECIFIC REGARD TO ME ARE ARMED AND DANGEROUS. I VIEW ANY INTERACTION WITH THEM AS RENDERING MY PHYSICAL BEING IN DANGER WHICH IS WHY I HAVE NO INTERACTION WITH THEM.
NO PHONE CALLS.
NO DELMAR WHY YOU ARE COMING OVER NONE OF THAT.
FEDERAL OFFICIALS EITHER PICK THEM UP OR DROP THE CASE. B/C THE ONLY PERSON WHO IS GOING TO GET HURT IS ME: the victim.
And frankly, with Obama being the President I think you all are aware of that and just hoping and against hope, he gets away with it. But God's grace..........
God's grace told me don't look down baby girl, hold my hand and keep on...........
So I do. I continue to walk where I need to go, I can't do nothing about folk calling in my whereabouts, I am going to let the tags expire on that truck and I am going to give it away to someone I determined is worthy of it. It's a good paid for truck in excellent condition, needs some tires and minor work.
Is that clear Ms. Hearne? Is that clear Delmar?
No more beatings. No more dealing with you. I am leaving the truck, dogs, most of my stuff behind. What I need in the future God will provide and you need to start preparing your illegal, in particular muslim, nation for that.......
Not holding my head down out of fear no more.........
STOP HAVING HIM COME OVER MS. HEARNE, HE WILL NEVER GET THE CHANCE TO BEAT ME AGAIN. I AM SAYING THIS PUBLICLY TO SERVE THE PURPOSE TO ESTALBISH OPPORTUNITY AND MOTIVE SHOULD SOMETHING HAPPEN TO ME.
Sorry for the length, it is draining me physically. Stressing me so i'm not sleeping right, and this heat......
can't take it but I refuse to look down. I refuse to not look forward and October 1, 2011 I'll be gone. it don't matter if I gotta walk to the state line.
I listened to Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, the O'Donnell dude, Obama, Boehner, and Money Mitch. They all have this common theme, the tea party is childish, they don't know what's all at stake......
We just the mofo's that work and make all that hope and change possible, but b/c we NOT BOEHNER, OR OBAMA OR GEITHNER, WE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE FISCAL RAMIFICATIONS.....huh?
Children don't understand the larger picture. They simply want what they want, sound familiar. EVERY PIECE OF THAT GOVERNMENT, EVERY PAIR OF DRAWERS THAT OBAMA HAS ON, BELONGS TO THE LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS OF THIS NATION. IT TAKES AN ADULT, BILL O'RILEY, GEITHNER, DURBIN, AND REID TO WORK WITHIN THE SYSTEM, when we all know.......
A SAWED OFF AIMED RIGHT THE DOMES OF THE AFOREMENTIONED WILL GET US THE HOPE AND CHANGE THAT WE ALL BEEN DREAMING OF................
We know what will happen we see Greece, Portugal, Ireland. We CAN READ O'RILEY, RIED, AND OBAMA. We can.
JUST LIKE I HAD TO BE FOR THE SAKE OF MY OWN LIFE, WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LIE TO OURSELVES ANYMORE AND THE TEA PARTY IS NOT.
GIVE OBAMA THE POWER TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING SO HE CAN GIVE EVERY ILLEGAL A CHECK UNTIL HE CAN GET AMNESTY, SAY WHAT YOU WANT MONEY MITCH IT'S TREASONOUS.
Y'ALL NOT FIGHTING OVER NO DEBT CEILING, YOU ALL FIGHTING OVER YOUR PORTFOLIO'S.....IF YOU ALL GAVE A DAMN ABOUT THE DEBT CEILING, YOU WOULD HAVE BITCHED OVER A BUDGET, DURBIN, REID AND MCCONNELL.
YOU ALL DID EVERYTHING IN THE LAME DUCK, BUT THAT WHICH WE PLEADED FOR.
FOR THE SYSTEM TO CRASH.......PLEASE........AMERICA WILL STILL BE THE RICHEST COUNTRY, BUT THE WEALTH OF THIS COUNTRY WILL CHANGE AND THAT CHANGES THE POWER DYNAMIC OF THIS COUNTRY.
WHEN CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME AND YOU. #WUTANG. THEN MY FISCAL POWER USURPS ROVE'S FISCAL POWER. MY MONEY AIN'T IN STOCKS AND BONDS. WHICH MEANS WHEN IT COMES TO AUGUST 2012, AND MY BIG SIS MICHELE BACHMANN IS FILLING HER COFFERS FOR THAT LAST RUN..........
my money, smelling just like the Kush that was sold to get that money LEGALLY IN CALIFORNIA spends politically like all the rest of the bigwigs........
Which is why Rove is on the hill, Maddow is damn near crying on her show, Matthews all he knows is blame......O'Riley is trying to step in. Only one really keeping it real is Hannity. Even Greta defending Barack........
a supposed harvard law graduate with all of this community organization experience. What community organization you know can make it WITHOUT A BUDGET WHEN EVERY DIME IS ALREADY ACCOUNTED FOR......
BOEHNER, MCCONNELL, OBAMA, REID, PELOSI ARE ALL OLD SCHOOL DIRTY CORRUPT POLITICIANS IN THIS SENSE....... THEY JUST PLAYING US FOR FOOLS, THE ONLY ONE WHO STOOD FOR US IS ERIC CANTOR.
It's not a racism thing......
It's a damn, Tiffani Mims........that loud mouth, nowlater eating, red,blue, and purple (cherry, blue cocunut and grape) snocone, Tiffani, the one which I love Jesus on the front and whop the devil's ass daily on the back....... Tiffani singing along with her brothers and sisters of all races including the ones with them lighting bolts.....it's time for you all to go, illegals, the end of the road. Tiffani that actually has the education and knowledge an expertise to testify in a congressional hearing before Speaker Cantor, Majority Leader Ryan, Senate Majority leader Cornyn and President Bachmann about the efficacy of medicinal marijuana with real stats and not just some "IT HELPS MY GLAUCOMA" speech......
That Tiffani who can't stand child molesters, that Tiffani who don't mind helping every and all jihadist get back to Allah and them virgins as fast as possible. That Tiffani....who will tell Bill O'Riley, Bill Maher and Bill Clinton, this God's country here bruh....... if you want support that terrorist known as Obama, get on the east lawn with him, you can all step to that upper room......
YOU HAVE MADDOW, AND , COULTER, OBAMA, REID, PELOSI ROVE, AND O'RILEY REACHING FOR THE SAME THING MORE MONEY, PROMISES OF CUTS, AND NO ACTION.....JUST B/C NOBODY WANTS TO BE THE BAD GUY.
YOU GOT DENNIS MILLER, HANNITY, BACHMANN, CANTOR AND OTHERS SAYING DON'T LOOK DOWN, WE PUT IT ALL IN GOD'S HANDS. WE WILL MAKE DO WITH WHAT WE HAVE......
and whose the child?
There is a new world order coming, whether you all like it or not, medicinal marijuana is coming because the people don't have jobs, Obamacare is being defunded, and you'd be surprised who would serve as a test subject that helps cancer patients make it through chemo, diabetics live without medication, troops that ain't robbed of rest from PTSD, my sports daddy's and mama's *WAVING HEY US WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM, HELL NO OBAMA CAN'T GO TO THE GAME, BUT GO USA!* from dying of overdoses and liver damage from these prescriptions......
George W. Bush is gonna see a drop his dividends and with the jobs, and environmental love producing hemp, for clothes and products and new industry that can dramatically affects our import/export deficit can be impacted quickly and break the mexican cartels all in one swoop. It's coming.
B/c McConnell and Reid are the terrorists that are giving that Muslim Brotherhood's star child the keys......
Too scared to tell this terrorist who has already smoked up 5 Trillion dollars no because they don't wanna see Tiffani and her friends like Bubba Country, the methhead we all have in our family who grows with such a green touch, even the millions he makes the day THE DAY marijuana is legalized nationally is smokable. Not asking bachmann to touch that issue, we will have a referendum on a constitutional amendment.
Boehner so much in Obama's ass, he can't find his way out to go to the conference meeting,
but whose the child?
Only one voice, because Palin is dodging.....By not entering now, she is not held accountable in this.
ONLY ONE WOMAN IS SAYING.....
I AIN'T LOOKING DOWN SON. I AM LOOKING UP TO THE GOD I SERVE, I AM LOOKING AROUND AT THE COUNTRY I LOVE........
NO, AND I MEAN NO, AND I AM GOING TO KEEP ON MEANING NO........
childish? But then again, I am just a loudmouth sooner.........
Come on, Barack.
the transcript just came out, we already know how this goes.
don't look down b/c we flying over a lot of bullgrit today.....
HE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. As you know, yesterday we had another meeting with the congressional leaders. We’re not having one today, so I thought it would be useful to give you guys an update on where we are.
isn't that what reporters are for? we out of money, on the verge of default but once again you gotta spend our tax dollars to be on the tube, come on, so we can get through with this us women's soccer kicking butt, the second half of baseball, maybe, hopefully the nfl will be back.....soon.
All the congressional leaders have reiterated the desire to make sure that the United States does not default on our obligations, and that the full faith and credit of the United States is preserved. That is a good thing. I think we should not even be this close to a deadline on this issue; this should have been taken care of earlier. But it is encouraging that everybody believes that this is something that has to be addressed.
if that were the case, maybe you reid, mcconnell, pelosi would have had a budget, boehner tried I was there......
And for the general public — I’ve said this before but I just want to reiterate — this is not some abstract issue. These are obligations that the United States has taken on in the past. Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to pay our bills. If we do not, it could have a whole set of adverse consequences. We could end up with a situation, for example, where interest rates rise for everybody all throughout the country, effectively a tax increase on everybody, because suddenly whether you’re using your credit or you’re trying to get a loan for a car or a student loan, businesses that are trying to make payroll, all of them could end up being impacted as a consequence of a default.
WHO THE DUCK ARE YOU TALKING TO? YOU DO REALIZE WE ARE PRETTY MUCH EDUCATED THAN YOU. MOST OF US HAD TO WORK, WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME NOR COULD AFFORD TO PASS OUT FLYERS TO TAKE CARE OF OUR FAMILIES. YOU ARROGANT, POMPOUS DUDE...... I GOT KIDS DOWN HERE CAN TAKE YOUR ASS TO SCHOOL ON MICRO/MACROECONOMICS......AND THEY JUST HITTING MIDDLE SCHOOL. PLEASE. ALL OF US DIDN'T GO TO SCHOOL IN JAKARTA, dude. Hell, MOST PEOPLE CAN'T DO THAT KNOW B/C YOU NEED A UM........WHAT IS IT CALLED? DAMN, STUART VARNEY,
OH, YEAH! A JOB. THAT THING YOU ADMINISTRATION CAN'T PRODUCE.
Now, what is important is that even as we raise the debt ceiling, we also solve the problem of underlying debt and deficits. I’m glad that congressional leaders don’t want to default, but I think the American people expect more than that. They expect that we actually try to solve this problem, we get our fiscal house in order.
wasn't the basis of your campaign........for the bailouts, the stimulus.....i know I have heard this before.
And so during the course of these discussions with congressional leaders, what I’ve tried to emphasize is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. We have a chance to stabilize America’s finances for a decade, for 15 years, or 20 years, if we’re wiling to seize the moment.
Nah, according to Eazy-E, you been playing poker with the American people like you Kenny Rodgers in Gambler......
Now, what that would require would be some shared sacrifice and a balanced approach that says we’re going to make significant cuts in domestic spending. And I have already said I am willing to take down domestic spending to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since Dwight Eisenhower.
domestic cuts huh, but you want the dream act? You think we some stupid mofos...... I wonder have you been conversing with my ex-mother-in-law, you sound as clueless and childish as her butt.
It also requires cuts in defense spending, and I’ve said that in addition to the $400 billion that we’ve already cut from defense spending, we’re willing to look for hundreds of billions more.
It's not like you think America is worth protecting, anyway, at least you had the balls to be honest *gold star* Obama.
It would require us taking on health care spending. And that includes looking at Medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation but for future generations.
It's cool when you say it, but Paul Ryan is the "BLUE EYED DEVIL DUDE TRYING TO TAKE YOUR CHECKS AWAY" when he says it, huh? I told y'all don't look down, we flying over a lot of bull today.
And it would require revenues. It would require, even as we’re asking the person who needs a student loan or the senior citizen or people — veterans who are trying to get by on a disability check — even as we’re trying to make sure that all those programs are affordable, we’re also saying to folks like myself that can afford it that we are able and willing to do a little bit more; that millionaires and billionaires can afford to do a little bit more; that we can close corporate loopholes so that oil companies aren’t getting unnecessary tax breaks or that corporate jet owners aren’t getting unnecessary tax breaks.
B**** YOU AIN'T RICH! I AM SORRY, THAT SOUNDED SO FLY I HAD TO USE IT. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE RICH, YOU DON'T HAVE NO MONEY, BARACK. ALL THAT YOU GOT UP OFF OF OUR BACKS, AND FRANKLY I WANT A DAMN REFUND, HOPE AND CHANGE AIN'T BEEN NOTHING BUT AN ITCH IN PLACES I DON'T THINK SUMMER'S EVE IS GONNA HELP AMERICA. YOU RICH, NOW......NEGRO, PLEASE.
If we take that approach, then I am confident that we can not only impress the financial markets, but more importantly, we can actually impress the American people that this town can actually get something done once in a while.
Now, let me acknowledge what everybody understands: It is hard to do a big package. My Republican friends have said that they’re not willing to do revenues and they have repeated that on several occasions.
My hope, though, is that they’re listening not just to lobbyists or special interests here in Washington, but they’re also listening to the American people. Because it turns out poll after poll, many done by your organizations, show that it’s not just Democrats who think we need to take a balanced approach; it’s Republicans as well.
ACCORDING TO MR. SOWELL, POLL AFTER POLLS SHOWS THAT ONLY 1 IN 4 KNOWS WHO OUR FIRST PRESIDENT WAS, BUT CAN TELL YOU AT LEAST THREE OF THE KARDASHIAN SISTERS.....WTF IS THAT TO US?
BILL O'RILEY CAN'T STAND TO BE BROKE, NOR SHOULD HE, BUT HE AIN'T THE REST AIN'T WORRIED ABOUT NO BALANCE, THEY DON'T WANNA SEE ME AND MY TEAM OF URBAN PATRIOTS GREETING THEM AT OUR PRESIDENTIAL FUNDRAISERS.
The clear majority of Republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues. That’s not just Democrats; that’s the majority of Republicans. You’ve got a whole slew of Republican officials from previous administrations. You’ve got a bipartisan commission that has said that we need revenues.
NOT JUST TWO PARTY'S NO MORE. THE TEA PARTY TOLD BOTH OF YOU ALL TO BOW DOWN TO SOMETHING GREATER THAN Y'ALL. THE WILL OF LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS.
So this is not just a Democratic understanding; this is an understanding that I think the American people hold that we should not be asking sacrifices from middle-class folks who are working hard every day, from the most vulnerable in our society — we should not be asking them to make sacrifices if we’re not asking the most fortunate in our society to make some sacrifices as well.
WHAT'S MIDDLE CLASS? WHAT'S RICH? WITH YOUR POLICIES, WE ALL BROKE.
So I am still pushing for us to achieve a big deal. But what I also said to the group is if we can’t do the biggest deal possible, then let’s still be ambitious; let’s still try to at least get a down payment on deficit reduction. And that we can actually accomplish without huge changes in revenue or significant changes in entitlements, but we could still send a signal that we are serious about this problem.
WE IN A CRISIS, BUT YOU TALKING ABOUT AMBITION, AND YOU WONDER I AM BRAIDING THIS SWITCH FOR YOU RIGHT NOW. WE SENT A SIGNAL THAT WE AS THE PEOPLE WERE SERIOUS ABOUT THE PROBLEM WITH THE BIGGEST TURNOVER IN 70 YEARS IN THE HOUSE. YOU THE ONE NOT LISTENING.
The fallback position, the third option and I think the least attractive option, is one in which we raise the debt ceiling but we don’t make any progress on deficit and debt. Because if we take that approach, this issue is going to continue to plague us for months and years to come. And I think it’s important for the American people that everybody in this town set politics aside, that everybody in this town set our individual interests aside, and we try to do some tough stuff. And I’ve already taken some heat from my party for being willing to compromise. My expectation and hope is, is that everybody, in the coming days, is going to be willing to compromise.
WHO GIVES A DAMN ABOUT YOU STANDING UP TO YOUR PARTY?WE ALL KNOW THE ONLY PARTY YOU STAY LOYAL TO IS THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. WE CAN ALREADY SEE THE AD........YOU KNOW AMERICA.......UHH........I STOOD UP TO MY PARTY, .......THAT'S ALL.
The last point I’ll make and then I’ll take questions — we are obviously running out of time. And so what I’ve said to the members of Congress is that you need, over the next 24 to 36 hours, to give me some sense of what your plan is to get the debt ceiling raised through whatever mechanisms they can think about, and show me a plan in terms of what you’re doing for deficit and debt reduction.
AND IN THE 800+ PLUS DAYS ,WE DIDN'T HAVE A BUDGET, NONE OF THIS GRIT OCCURED TO YOU AND WHOSE THE CHILD?
If they show me a serious plan, I’m ready to move, even if requires some tough decisions on my part. And I’m hopeful that over the next couple of days we’ll see logjam break — this logjam broken, because the American people I think understandably want to see Washington do its job. All right?
So with that, let me see who’s on the list. We’re going to start with Jake Tapper.
Q Thank you, Mr. President. You’ve said that reducing the deficit will require shared sacrifice. We know — we have an idea of the taxes that you would like to see raised on corporations and on Americans in the top two tax brackets, but we don’t yet know what you specifically are willing to do when it comes to entitlement spending. In the interest of transparency, leadership, and also showing the American people that you have been negotiating in good faith, can you tell us one structural reform that you are willing to make to one of these entitlement programs that would have a major impact on the deficit? Would you be willing to raise the retirement age? Would you be willing to means test Social Security or Medicare?
THE PRESIDENT: We’ve said that we are willing to look at all those approaches. I’ve laid out some criteria in terms of what would be acceptable. So, for example, I’ve said very clearly that we should make sure that current beneficiaries as much as possible are not affected. But we should look at what can we do in the out-years, so that over time some of these programs are more sustainable.
I’ve said that means testing on Medicare, meaning people like myself, if — I’m going to be turning 50 in a week. So I’m starting to think a little bit more about Medicare eligibility. (Laughter.) Yes, I’m going to get my AARP card soon — and the discounts.
PEOPLE ON THE VERGE OF BEING ON THE STREETS, YOU JUST TOLD THESE FOLK YESTERDAY, THEY WASN'T GOING TO GET THEY CHECKS AND YOU WONDER WHY I WANNA WHOP YOUR ASS......THE BLACK HALF/ THE WHITE HALF IT DON'T MATTER.
But you can envision a situation where for somebody in my position, me having to pay a little bit more on premiums or co-pays or things like that would be appropriate. And, again, that could make a difference. So we’ve been very clear about where we’re willing to go.
What we’re not willing to do is to restructure the program in the ways that we’ve seen coming out of the House over the last several months where we would voucherize the program and you potentially have senior citizens paying $6,000 more. I view Social Security and Medicare as the most important social safety nets that we have. I think it is important for them to remain as social insurance programs that give people some certainty and reliability in their golden years.
But it turns out that making some modest modifications in those entitlements can save you trillions of dollars. And it’s not necessary to completely revamp the program. What is necessary is to say how do we make some modifications, including, by the way, on the providers’ side. I think that it’s important for us to keep in mind that drug companies, for example, are still doing very well through the Medicare program. And although we have made drugs more available at a cheaper price to seniors who are in Medicare through the Affordable Care Act, there’s more work to potentially be done there.
YOU REFUSE TO DEPORT AND IT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED THE BILLIONS SPILLING FROM THESE ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS THROUGH FRAUD AND WASTE... IT IS NOT YOUR CONCERN HOW MUCH A COMPANY MAKES, THAT'S NOT OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS, THIS IS AMERICA..........BARACK......
NOT JAKARTA IT IS OVER THAT WAY *pointing eastward*
So if you look at a balanced package even within the entitlement programs, it turns out that you can save trillions of dollars while maintaining the core integrity of the program.
Q And the retirement age?
THE PRESIDENT: I’m not going to get into specifics. As I said, Jake, everything that you mentioned are things that we have discussed. But what I’m not going to do is to ask for even — well, let me put it this way: If you’re a senior citizen, and a modification potentially costs you a hundred or two hundred bucks a year more, or even if it’s not affecting current beneficiaries, somebody who’s 40 today 20 years from now is going to end up having to pay a little bit more.
The least I can do is to say that people who are making a million dollars or more have to do something as well. And that’s the kind of tradeoff, that’s the kind of balanced approach and shared sacrifice that I think most Americans agree needs to happen.
A MILLION DOLLARS, DUDE, LOOK AT THESE ATHLETES ONE HIT AND THEY CAN NEVER WORK AT THEIR PROFESSION AGAIN, ONE SONG, MAY BE THE WHOLE EXTENT OF AN ARTIST CAREER, WHO THE DUCK ARE YOU TO SPEND OTHER FOLK MONEY......SHARED SACRIFICE.......STAY YOUR ASS AT HOME, AND OFF THE LINKS ON OUR DIME. LET US WORK INSTEAD OF BRAZIL AND MEXICO, THEN YOU CAN TALK.
Q Thank you.
THE PRESIDENT: Hans.
Q Yes. Thank you, Mr. President. I just thought I heard you kind of open up the door to this middle-of-the-road possibility. I think you said, “Show me a serious plan, and then I’m prepared to move.” Just a few minutes before you came here, House Republicans said they’d be voting on this $2.4 trillion package as a balanced budget amendment. Is that a serious plan? Is it dead on arrival, or does it short-circuit what you expect to happen in the next 24, 36 hours?
THE PRESIDENT: I haven’t looked at it yet, and I think — my expectation is that you’ll probably see the House vote on a couple of things just to make political statements. But if you’re trying to get to $2.4 trillion without any revenue, then you are effectively gutting a whole bunch of domestic spending that is going to be too burdensome and is not going to be something that I would support.
Just to be very specific, we’ve identified over a trillion dollars in discretionary cuts, both in defense and domestic spending. That’s hard to do. I mean, that requires essentially that you freeze spending. And when I say freeze, that means you’re not getting inflation so that these are programmatic cuts that, over the course of 10 years, you’d be looking at potentially a 10 percent cut in domestic spending.
Now, if you then double that number, you’re then, at that point, really taking a big bite out of programs that are really important to ordinary folks. I mean, you’re talking then about students accumulating thousands of dollars more in student loan debt every year; you’re talking about federal workers and veterans and others potentially having to pay more in terms of their health care.
DAMN, YOU ALL JUST BANNED REGULAR LIGHT BULBS, CAN'T YOU JUST SAY YOU GONNA VOTE NO AND MOVE ON.....
So I have not seen a credible plan — having gone through the numbers — that would allow you to get to $2.4 trillion without really hurting ordinary folks. And the notion that we would be doing that, and not asking anything from the wealthiest among us or from closing corporate loopholes — that doesn’t seem like a serious plan to me.
I mean, the notion that, for example, oil company tax breaks, where the oil executives themselves say that they probably don’t need them, to have an incentive to go out and drill oil and make hundreds of billions of dollars — if we haven’t seen the other side even budge on that, then I think most Democrats would say that’s not a serious plan.
OIL COMPANIES AIN'T THE ENEMY, BUT SAUDI ARABIA, OPEC AND THE MUSLIM BROTHER HOOD SHO' LOOKING SUSPECT......
One last point on the balanced budget amendment. I don’t know what version they’re going to be presenting, but some of the balanced budget amendments that have been floating up there — this cap — or cut, cap and balance, for example, when you look at the numbers, what you’re looking at is cuts of half-a-trillion dollars below the Ryan budget in any given year. I mean, it would require cutting Social Security or Medicare substantially.
THAT WAS GONNA HAPPEN WHEN YOU SPENT 5 TRILLION DOLLARS FOR NOTHING, MORON......
And I think it’s important for everybody to understand that all of us believe that we need to get to a point where eventually we can balance the budget. We don’t need a constitutional amendment to do that; what we need to do is to do our jobs.
WE KEEP PAYING CONGRESS AFTER CONGRESS TO DO IT, YOU KNOW IF IT COMES THROUGH, YOU WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER GET A BUDGET THROUGH UNTIL WE CAN GET YOUR ASS OUTTA OF THERE IN A YEAR AND HALF....
And we have to do it the same way a family would do it. A family, if they get over-extended and their credit card is too high, they don’t just stop paying their bills. What they do is they say, how do we start cutting our monthly costs? We keep on making payments, but we start cutting out the things that aren’t necessary. And we do it in a way that maintains our credit rating. We do it in a way that’s responsible — we don’t stop sending our kids to college; we don’t stop fixing the boiler or the roof that’s leaking. We do things in a sensible, responsible way. We can do the same thing when it comes to the federal budget.
DON'T EVER COMPARE YOURSELF TO MY CITIZENS, THEY DON'T BITCH AND MOAN AND BLAME AND BLACKMAIL WHEN THEY DON'T GET THEIR WAY, THEY DON'T BORROW MONEY THEY KNOW DAMN WELL, THEY CAN'T PAY BACK. THEY RAISE THEIR CHILDREN AND TELL THEM COLLEGE IS FOR YOU, FIND A WAY. HOW CAN YOU MENTION THE WORD BUDGET WHEN YOU HAVE YET TO SEE ONE YOUR ENTIRE PRESIDENCY WITH STILL TO THIS DAY A DEMOCRATIC SENATE?
Q So within that $2 trillion band, if you end up going for this middle-of-the-road package, which I think you referred to as “the second option,” would that need to have, for your signature, some sort of stimulative measures — either payroll tax extension or the extension of the unemployment insurance?
THE PRESIDENT: I think both would be good for the economy. A payroll tax cut is something that has put a thousand dollars in the pocket of the typical American family over the last six, seven months and has helped offset some of the rising costs in gasoline and food. And I think that American consumers and American businesses would benefit from a continuation of that tax cut next year.
BIGGER CHECKS, DON'T MEAN BIGGER BOOST IN THE GDP. YOU WANNA INCREASE THE TAX ON THE JOB CREATORS, AND GIVE BIGGER CHECKS TO THE EMPLOYEES.....IF YOU AIN'T CHILDISH, THEN YOU MUST BE A SOCIALIST.
Unemployment insurance. Obviously unemployment is still too high. And there are a lot of folks out there who are doing everything they can to find a job, but the market is still tight out there. And for us to make sure that they are able to stay in their homes, potentially, or they’re able to still support their families, I think is very important and contributes to the overall economy.
WE DON'T HAVE IT, MAYBE IF YOUR ASS WOULD STOP CREATING GANGS, AND PARTIES AND COMMISSIONS, THE PRIVATE SECTOR COULD GET BACK TO HIRING.
So I think there are ways that you can essentially take a little over a trillion dollars in serious discretionary cuts, meaningful discretionary cuts, and then start building on top of that some cuts in non-health care mandatory payments, ethanol programs, or how we calculate various subsidies to various industries. That could potentially be layered on. And we could still do something like a tax cut for ordinary families that would end up benefiting the economy as a whole.
WHAT'S AN ORDINARY FAMILY? ACCORDING TO DICK DURBIN, IT CONSISTS OF THOSE WHO OPENLY ILLEGALY ENTER THIS COUNTRY. AIN'T NOTHING ORDINARY IN MY BOOK ABOUT THAT.
That is not my preferable option, though. I just want to be clear. I think about this like a layer cake. You can do the bare minimum and then you can make some progressively harder decisions to solve the problem more and more.
DID YOU WORK HARD ON THAT CAKE ANALOGY? IT'S LIKE THIS, YOU THE BAKER AND YOUR HANDS ARE SOILED WITH THE BLOOD OF AMERICAN'S LEGACIES ....AIN'T NOBODY EATING THAT BULL BUT YOU.
And we’re in a position now where if we’re serious about this and everybody is willing to compromise, we can, as I said before, fix this thing probably for a decade or more. And that’s something that I think would be good for the overall business climate and would encourage the American people that Washington actually is willing to take care of its business.
WASN'T THIS SAME SPEECH YOU USED TO GET IN OFFICE?
Q Good for the business — for the climate, though, but not required for your signature — is that what I heard?
THE PRESIDENT: I’m sorry, I lost you on that one.
WE ALL KNOW YOU JUST DIDN'T WANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION, WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST WALK OUT, YOU GOOD FOR THAT.......?
Q So you’re saying these stimulative measures would be good for the business climate and good for the economy, but you’re not saying that they need to be included for you to sign either a $2 trillion or $4 trillion –
THE PRESIDENT: I’ve got to look at an overall package, Hans. I don’t know what the Speaker or Mr. McConnell are willing to do at this point.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE WILLING TO DO, WHY ARE YOU HERE BSING WITH US.......GO TALK TO THEM!
Okay. Chuck Todd.
Q Mr. President, this process got kind of ugly in the last week. And it appears from the outside that things even got a little futile at these meetings. Any regrets on your role in how this went? And do you have any regrets that you never took Bowles-Simpson, which was $4 trillion over 10 years, and spent the last six months selling that, which was a balanced package, to the American people?
THE PRESIDENT: No. First of all, I think this notion that things got ugly is just not true. We’ve been meeting every single day and we have had very constructive conversations.
The American people are not interested in the reality TV aspects of who said what and did somebody’s feelings get hurt. They’re interested in solving the budget problem and the deficit and the debt. And so that may be good for chatter in this town; it’s not something that folks out in the country are obsessing about.
HOW YOU KNOW, HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEILSON NUMBERS LATELY? REALITY RULES DUDE.....INCLUDING THE HUSTLE YOU CALLED HOPE AND CHANGE.
I think with respect to Bowles-Simpson, it was important for us to — Bowles-Simpson wouldn’t have happened had I not set up the structure for it. As you will recall, this was originally bipartisan legislation that some of the Republican supporters of decided to vote against when I said I supported it — that seems to be a pattern that I’m still puzzled by. And so we set it up. They issued a report. And what I said was this provides us an important framework to begin discussions.
But there were aspects of Bowles-Simpson that I said from very early on were not the approach I would take. I’ll give you an example. On defense spending, a huge amount of their savings on the discretionary side came out of defense spending. I think we need to cut defense, but as Commander-in-Chief, I’ve got to make sure that we’re cutting it in a way that recognizes we’re still in the middle of a war, we’re winding down another war, and we’ve got a whole bunch of veterans that we’ve got to care for as they come home.
And so what we’ve said is a lot of the components of Bowles-Simpson we are willing to embrace — for example, the domestic spending cuts that they recommend we’ve basically taken. Others, like on defense, we have taken some but not all the recommendations, because it’s important for it to be consistent with our defense needs and our security needs.
The bottom line is that this is not an issue of salesmanship to the American people; the American people are sold. The American people are sold. I just want to repeat this. The whole –
SOLD? DUDE, WE TALKING ABOUT MONEY, NOT NO CAR OR NO DOPE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SELL THE TRUTH, BUT YOU DO A HUSTLE THOSE WHO SEEM TO BE PROFICIENT AT IT ARE SOMETIMES CALLED PIMPS, PREACHERS, POLITICIANS, tiffanis ;)
Q You don’t think the whole debate would have been different? You had Republican support on it.
THE PRESIDENT: Chuck –
Q Tom Coburn, the Republican senator, signed onto it.
THE PRESIDENT: Chuck, you have 80 percent of the American people who support a balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem. The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically into various positions because they boxed themselves in with previous statements.
nah, THEY LIE AND SAY WHATEVER JUST LIKE YOU ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, ASK JOHN BOEHNER, HE WENT FROM NO TO HOW MUCH PRETTY MUCH WITHIN A DAY'S SPAN.
And so this is not a matter of the American people knowing what the right thing to do is. This is a matter of Congress doing the right thing and reflecting the will of the American people. And if we do that, we will have solved this problem.
Q Thank you, Mr. President. I wanted to ask you about the two trains that seem to be rolling down the tracks on the Hill. Specifically, Leader McConnell has laid out an elaborate plan to raise the debt limit. He said last night that it looks like they’re going to pair that with a new committee that would be tasked with coming up with the big solution that you talk about by the end of the year. Your comment on that proposal.
ALL THESE COMMITTEE AND WHY ARE WE PAYING CONGRESS AGAIN?
Meanwhile, in the House, they’re saying, well, we can be flexible on some of our demands if we could get a balanced budget amendment. And they note that Vice President Biden voted for a BBA in 1997. Is there any way that that could be part of a solution? Is there any version of a BBA that you would support?
THE PRESIDENT: First of all, for the consumption of the general public, BBA meaning a balanced budget amendment.
Q Thank you.
THE PRESIDENT: I think I already addressed this question earlier. We don’t need a constitutional amendment to do our jobs. The Constitution already tells us to do our jobs — and to make sure that the government is living within its means and making responsible choices.
BUT TAKE YOU FOR EXAMPLE, YOU WANT US TO MAKE SACRIFICES YOU PAYING FOR A WAR THAT YOU HAD NO CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL TO START AND USING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO GO OVER AND BE THE FIRST TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD RUNNING THINGS.......YOU DON'T DO YOUR JOB, WHY SHOULD THEY?
And so, this notion that we’re going to go through a multiyear process instead of seizing the moment now and taking care of our problems is a typical Washington response. We don’t need more studies. We don’t need a balanced budget amendment. We simply need to make these tough choices and be willing to take on our bases. And everybody knows it. I mean, we could have a discussion right here about what the numbers look like and we know what’s necessary.
And here’s the good news — it turns out we don’t have to do anything radical to solve this problem. Contrary to what some folks say, we’re not Greece, we’re not Portugal. It turns out that our problem is we cut taxes without paying for them over the last decade; we ended up instituting new programs like a prescription drug program for seniors that was not paid for; we fought two wars, we didn’t pay for them; we had a bad recession that required a Recovery Act and stimulus spending and helping states — and all that accumulated and there’s interest on top of that.
HAD TO FIT THAT IN THERE......DUDE, YOU BLEW THE MONEY, WE NOT GREECE AND PORTUGAL, THEY HAD EXCUSES, WE JUST LET A TERRORIST IN OFFICE. NO EXCUSE FOR THAT.
And to unwind that, what’s required is that we roll back those tax cuts on the wealthiest individuals, that we clean up our tax code so we’re not giving out a bunch of tax breaks to companies that don’t need them and are not creating jobs, we cut programs that we don’t need, and we invest in those things that are going to help us grow.
GO TO YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANKS, IT IS THOSE RICH PEOPLE THAT ARE KEEPING ALL OF US AFLOAT RIGHT NOW. TAX BREAKS, WHEN YOU CAN WALK ALL THOSE OBAMACARE WAIVERS YOU GAVE EVERY BIG BUSINESS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR CAMPAIGN, THEN YOU COME BACK TO US. DON'T LOOK DOWN, YOU STEPPING IN ALL OF YOUR BULL.
And every commission that’s been out there has said the same thing and basically taken the same approach, within the margin of error.
So my general view is that if the American people looked at this, they’d say, boy, some of these decisions are tough, but they don’t require us to gut Medicare or Social Security. They don’t require us to stop helping young people go to college. They don’t require us to stop helping families who’ve got a disabled child. They don’t require us to violate our obligations to our veterans. And they don’t require “job-killing tax cuts.” [sic] They require us to make some modest adjustments to get our house in order, and we should do it now.
With respect to Senator McConnell’s plan, as I said, I think it is a — it is constructive to say that if Washington operates as usual and can’t get anything done, let’s at least avert Armageddon. I’m glad that people are serious about the consequences of default.
But we have two problems here. One is raising the debt ceiling — this is a problem that was manufactured here in Washington, because every single one of the leaders over there have voted for raising the debt ceiling in the past — and has typically been a difficult, but routine process. And we do have a genuine underlying problem that our debt and deficits are too big. So Senator McConnell’s approach solves the first problem. It doesn’t solve the second problem. I’d like to solve that second problem.
THERE IS NO PLAN TO SAVE THAT. IT'S CALLED STOP SPENDING, WHICH IS WHY MICHELE MARIE BACHMANN IS GOING TO BE THE 45TH PRESIDENT AND END OBAMACARE FROM THE START.
Q But are you looking at this option as a more likely outcome at this point? Or can you share with us why you have some hope that the talks that have been going on might actually produce an outcome?
THE PRESIDENT: I always have hope. Don’t you remember my campaign? (Laughter.) Even after being here for two-and-a-half years I continue to have hope. You know why I have hope? It’s because of the American people. When I talk to them and I meet with them, as frustrated as they are about this town, they still reflect good common sense. And all we have to do is align with that common sense on this problem, it can get solved.
YOU THREATEN FOLK, YESTERDAY, NOW YOU WANNA LAUGH......
And I’m assuming that at some point, members of Congress are going to listen. I just want to repeat, every Republican — not — I won’t say every. A number of Republican former elected officials — they’re not in office now — would say a balanced approach that includes some revenue is the right thing to do. The majority of Republican voters say that approach is the right thing to do. The proposal that I was discussing with Speaker Boehner fell squarely in line with what most Republican voters think we should do. So the question is at what point do folks over there start listening to the people who put them in office? Now is a good time.
NEWS FLASH THE TEA PARTY AIN'T THE GOP.
Q Good morning, Mr. President. I’d like to go back to something Chuck asked, his first question, about the tone of this debate. I faintly remember your campaign. And I’m guessing that while it hasn’t been ugly, as you say, it’s not what you had in mind when you said you wanted to change the tone in Washington. When you have Senator McConnell making comments that he views these negotiations through the prism of 2012, how much does that poison the well? And going forward, if — big if — you can get a deal on this, can you get anything done with Congress for the next year and a half?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, let me say this. And I’m not trying to poke at you guys. I generally don’t watch what is said about me on cable. I generally don’t read what’s said about me, even in The Hill. And so part of this job is having a thick skin and understanding that a lot of this stuff is not personal.
That’s not going to be an impediment to — whatever Senator McConnell says about me on the floor of the Senate is not going to be an impediment to us getting a deal done. The question is going to be whether at any given moment we’re willing to set politics aside, at least briefly, in order to get something done.
IF IT WASN'T PERSONAL, IF YOU SKIN WASN'T THINK ENOUGH WHY MENTION IT, MCCONNELL MAY WANT YOU OUT BUT HE IS THE ONLY GIVING YOU THE DEAL THAT MIGHT HELP YOU STAY IN...
I don’t expect politicians not to think about politics. But every so often there are issues that are urgent, that have to be attended to, and require us to do things we don’t like to do that run contrary to our base, that gets some constituency that helped elect us agitated because they’re looking at it from a narrow prism. We’re supposed to be stepping back and looking at it from the perspective of what’s good for the country. And if we are able to remind ourselves of that, then there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to get things done.
WASN'T THAT IN YOUR INAUGURAL SPEECH?
Look, we’ve been obsessing over the last couple of weeks about raising the debt ceiling and reducing the debt and deficit. I’ll tell you what the American people are obsessing about right now is that unemployment is still way too high and too many folks’ homes are still underwater, and prices of things that they need, not just that they want, are going up a lot faster than their paychecks are if they’ve got a job.
And so even after we solve this problem we still got a lot of work to do. Hans was mentioning we should renew the payroll tax for another year, we should make sure unemployment insurance is there for another year
NO, WE SHOULD MAKE THEY HAVE JOBS AND STOPPING UNEMPLOYMENT ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL IS A WAY TO DO THAT. –
Q Sir, I don’t believe that was my point. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: But you were making the point about whether or not that issue could be wrapped into this deal. My point is that those are a whole other set of issues that we need to be talking about and working on. I’ve got an infrastructure bank bill that would start putting construction workers back to work rebuilding our roads and bridges. We should be cooperating on that.
MORE ILLEGALS TO BUILD A ROAD THEY CAN'T READ.......NAH.......SON.......
Most of the things that I’ve proposed to help spur on additional job growth are traditionally bipartisan. I’ve got three trade deals sitting ready to go. And these are all trade deals that the Republicans told me were their top priorities. They said this would be one of the best job creators that we could have. And yet it’s still being held up because some folks don’t want to provide trade adjustment assistance to people who may be displaced as a consequence of trade. Surely we can come up with a compromise to solve those problems.
CAN'T AFFORD IT, MAYBE IF YOUR ASS WOULD STOP HIRING....
So there will be huge differences between now and November 2012 between the parties, and whoever the Republican nominee is, we’re going to have a big, serious debate about what we believe is the right way to guide America forward and to win the future. And I’m confident that I will win that debate, because I think that we’ve got the better approach. But in the meantime, surely we can, every once in a while, sit down and actually do something that helps the American people right here and right now.
YOU TALK ABOUT NOT BEING POLTIICAL AND END WITH WHAT THE BETTER PLAN YOU HAVE......?
Q It’s in the meantime, sir, that I’m curious about. As you just said, raising the debt ceiling is apparently fairly routine, but it’s brought us to the point of economic Armageddon, as you said. If you can get past this one, how can you get any agreement with Congress on those big issues you talked about?
THE PRESIDENT: I am going to keep on working and I’m going to keep on trying. And what I’m going to do is to hope that, in part, this debate has focused the American people’s attention a little bit more and will subject Congress to scrutiny. And I think increasingly the American people are going to say to themselves, you know what, if a party or a politician is constantly taking the position “my way or the high way,” constantly being locked into ideologically rigid positions, that we’re going to remember at the polls.
It’s kind of cumulative. The American people aren’t paying attention to the details of every aspect of this negotiation, but I think what the American people are paying attention to is who seems to be trying to get something done, and who seems to be just posturing and trying to score political points. And I think it’s going to be in the interests of everybody who wants to continue to serve in this town to make sure that they are on the right side of that impression.
WE CAN'T PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE YOU ALL WANT PUBLICIZE US, YOU DON'T KNOW US BARACK, WE CAN READ, WRITE, AND ADD THIS AIN'T JAKARTA.
And that’s, by the way, what I said in the meeting two days ago. I was very blunt. I said the American people do not want to see a bunch of posturing; they don’t want to hear a bunch of sound bites. What they want is for us to solve problems, and we all have to remember that. That’s why we were sent here.
BUT PEAS, AND SOUND BITES IS ALL WE GET.
Last question — Scott Horsley.
Q Thank you, Mr. President. I wonder if you’ve seen any sign this week of daily meetings that Republicans are being more aligned with that American majority, or if we are in the same place today that we were on Monday.
THE PRESIDENT: It’s probably better for you to ask them how they’re thinking. I do think that — and I’ve said this before — Speaker Boehner, in good faith, was trying to see if it was possible to get a big deal done. He had some problems in his caucus. My hope is, is that after some reflection, after we walked through all the numbers this week and we looked at all the options, that there may be some movement, some possibility, some interest to still get something more than the bare minimum done.
HE AIN'T GOT NO PROBLEMS IN HIS CAUCUS, HE GOT SOME GROWN ASS MEN AND WOMEN IN HIS CAUCUS WHO ARE LETTING HIM KNOW THAT THAT BULL WON'T BE TOLERATED........ DUCK A POLL, POLITICIANS WHO STAND UP FOR THEIR VOTERS.
But we’re running out of time. That’s the main concern that I have at this point. We have enough time to do a big deal. I’ve got reams of paper and printouts and spreadsheets on my desk, and so we know how we can create a package that solves the deficits and debt for a significant period of time. But in order to do that, we got to get started now. And that’s why I’m expecting some answers from all the congressional leaders sometime in the next couple of days.
And I have to say this is tough on the Democratic side, too. Some of the things that I’ve talked about and said I would be willing to see happen, there are some Democrats who think that’s absolutely unacceptable. And so that’s where I’d have a selling job, Chuck, is trying to sell some of our party that if you are a progressive, you should be concerned about debt and deficit just as much as if you’re a conservative. And the reason is because if the only thing we’re talking about over the next year, two years, five years, is debt and deficits, then it’s very hard to start talking about how do we make investments in community colleges so that our kids are trained, how do we actually rebuild $2 trillion worth of crumbling infrastructure.
AN INVESTMENT IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS FOR THESE DREAM ACT KIDS, AND INVESTMENT IN LEGAL AMERICAN PARETNS IS FOR THIS COUNTRY.....WE AIN'T DUMB DUDE. NO MORE JOSE, AKBAR, AND NO AMERICANS BUILDING NO MORE ROADS.
If you care about making investments in our kids and making investments in our infrastructure and making investments in basic research, then you should want our fiscal house in order, so that every time we propose a new initiative somebody doesn’t just throw up their hands and say, “Ah, more big spending, more government.”
DUDE, WE NOT COMING OFF NO STUDENT VISAS, WE NOT GIVING AMENSTY TO THE THESE FOLK. WE THROW UP OUR HANDS BECAUSE WE OUT OF MONEY, BUTTHOLE!
It would be very helpful for us to be able to say to the American people, our fiscal house is in order. And so now the question is what should we be doing to win the future and make ourselves more competitive and create more jobs, and what aspects of what government is doing are a waste and we should eliminate. And that’s the kind of debate that I’d like to have.
MICHELE MARIE BACHMANN, KICK HIS ASS AT THE DEBATE.
All right? Thank you, guys.
Well, that's it today.....
I'm tired and I'm hurting really bad. I have to go. Stay strong Bachmann, Stay strong cantor. I'll be back tomorrow.......
let's let one of Chi-town's give us verse today. I loved the arrangement on Letterman. I love good sanging, what can I say. I saw that it is a re-entry on the top 100 so let's give Ms. Jennifer Hudson some love.....
We can't afford to look down, we looking THE DEBT, AND THE TERRORIST TRIO OF REID, PELOSI, AND OBAMA IN THE EYE AND SAYING AND MEANING NO.
ou know that thing, that American thing, yeah
Make me wanna say ohoooooo,
Look down, oho, oh
It breaks my heart up every time
when I think about the bull you told us last night
no where to run no where to hide
that's what we gonna put on the voter's mind
Yes, that's the way Obama goes
He jacks you up, puts you down, leaves your freedoms on the ground
Yes, that's the way Obama go
Open up your mind now don't be blind, …. no fear no more
there is no limit to how high we can go if we don't look down
don't even the limits let's go higher and higher
don't look down
Broken hearts and broken dreams
Only thing he's good at producing it seems
gotta find a way to let him now
That we go to a higher place you know
Where fiscal sanity runs the show
He lies and scares his way out of this
Yeah, that's the way Obama goes
Open up your mind now don't be blind, …. we can't do it no more
there is no limit to how high we can go if we don't look down
don't even the limits let's go higher and higher
don't look down
People, we gotta let the world know
that there's no looking down
The more we stand up, faith grows
gotta keep your rise on the high... of love
We'll keep fighting America, just do your thang
just keep your eyes above, one two three, say
There is no limit to how high we can go if we don't look down
don't even the limits let's go higher and higher
don't look down
Don't look down don't look down baby
There is no limit to how high we can go if we don't look down
don't even the limits let's go higher and higher
don't look down
You gotta keep your head up
don't even the limits let's go higher and higher
don't look down.