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Have you heard from the white house?

WASHINGTON – In a rebuke to the Treasury secretary, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama remains opposed to any tax hike for families earning up to $250,000.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs restated the assurance after Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and National Economic Council Director Larry Summers appeared Sunday to leave open the possibility Obama would tap middle-class Americans' income to reduce the deficit or help pay for a health insurance overhaul.

"I'm going to deal with this and I'll do this one more time," Gibbs said after repeated questions from reporters about the differences between the economists and Obama. "The president was clear. He made a commitment in the campaign. That commitment stands."

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:25 PM on Aug. 3, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I heard this on the radio this morning. Obama will be choking on that promise if he has to eat it, I think he better find a way to keep it, and not by just leaving it for the next prez to solve like Reagan and GW Bush did.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:30 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Yeah, the commitment stands, but the words do not change the FACTS in the Health Care bill or in the Energy (Cap & Trade) bill.

    Contact your Congressmen ! The House and Senate will be voting on the Health care bill in September ... the House has ALREADY PASSED the Energy bill !!! ... and the Senate will be voting on it in September.

    STOP THESE catastrophic disguised Big Brother installations !!

    Answer by waldorfmom at 8:30 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Contact your Congressmen !

    I will and tell them to PASS them!!


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:36 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • I will and tell them to PASS them!!

    Not shocking most welfare cases like you want them to pass.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Sweet, which bill are you supporting? There are 5 or so, some of which aren't completely written yet.

    And you are supportin c&t as well?

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:35 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Anon :27 the welfare jokes are passé, and a clear sign of a brain dead individual who cannot come up with anything better.

    Thanks for posting this sweetakins.


    Answer by SRiveroC at 9:54 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Nope, he won't raise taxes, just roll back previous tax cuts so he can raise taxes and still say he kept his commitment.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • He will have no choice. China is already starting to whine about our deficit. We promised them we would get it under control. How will they do that?

    sweet, you must have a crystal ball!!! You already know which version of the healthcare bill they will be voting on, read it and approved it! Could you possible whip up a copy for the rest of us to peruse?

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:06 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • sweet doesn't care what any of the bills say, she's just gonna vote for whatever obama's crooks put forth! whatever you say mr. obama, whatever you say!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

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