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Do you thinking he's still unaware of his spending?

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama coupled a call for $4 trillion in long-term deficit reductions with a blistering attack on Republican plans for taxes, Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday, laying down markers for a roiling debate in Congress and the 2012 presidential campaign to come.

Obama said spending cuts and higher taxes alike must be part of any deficit-reduction plan, including an end to Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. He proposed an unspecified "debt failsafe" that would go into effect if Congress failed to make sure the national debt would be falling by 2014 relative to the size of the overall economy.

"We have to live within our means, reduce our deficit and get back on a path that will allow us to pay down our debt," the president said in a speech at George Washington University a few blocks from the White House. "And we have to do it in a way that protects the recovery, and protects the investments we need to grow, create jobs and win the future."

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mommyg24

Asked by mommyg24 at 2:21 PM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Obama's speech was salted with calls for bipartisanship, but it also bristled with attacks on Republicans. They want to "end Medicare as we know it," he said, and to extend tax cuts for the wealthy while demanding that seniors pay more for health care.

    "That's not right, and it's not going to happen as long as I am president," he vowed. Medicare serves 47 million seniors and disabled people.
    mommyg24

    Comment by mommyg24 (original poster) at 2:22 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • what recovery?
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:23 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • how can he not, it's thrown in his face daily by we the people.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • So, what does he sees as our means? If we reduce spending to meet revenue, that is living within our means. He wants to raise taxes to meet spending which is also living within our means. It is a 'glass half empty; glass half full' debate. Conservatives would rather reduce spending to live within our means. Liberals want to raise taxes to live within our means. The conservative plan allows some money to stay with the people where all revenue flows. The liberal plan maxes out the money being demanded with nothing in reserve. There isn't an unlimited supply of money no matter how much the fed prints. The liberal plan will never work.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 2:26 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I'd use the word "clueless", not "unaware".

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Clueless is exactly what he is. He has no idea what he is talking about or doing.

    amazinggrace83

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 2:56 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • He is an idiot.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I don't get the feeling he gives it a second thought until the till runs dry.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 3:11 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • "And we have to do it in a way that protects the recovery, and protects the investments we need to grow, create jobs and win the future."

    That is contradictory. We have no recovery as long as they keep blowing money. The government needs to lower taxes, cut wasteful spending. Eliminate the corporate tax rate and get the HELL OUT OF THE WAY.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 3:26 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • He doesn't care about his spending.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 3:46 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

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