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Obama Weekly Address Presses Congress To Pass Short-Term Budget Fix

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing Congress to pass another short-term mix of spending cuts and tax changes while they hash out a broader budget deal.

Lawmakers face a March 1 deadline when automatic, across-the-board spending cuts, already postponed once, take effect.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he still wants a comprehensive package that deals with the debt. But he says that takes time. He's asking lawmakers to move forward with a short-term deal as they continue working on a longer-term solution.

He says if the cuts aren't averted, the military, middle-class families and the economy could suffer.

In the Republican address, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says the U.S. must ramp up domestic energy production by streamlining regulations, investing in research and approving the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to Texas.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/09/obama-weekly-address_n_2651135.html

I couldn't figure out how to post the friggin video..sorry...

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143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 2:58 PM

 Wonderful..just what we need another short term fix...

Let's just keep putting band-aids on a severed artery...

Unbelievable...

 

 

 

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have."---Thomas Jefferson

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Yeah, yeah - Obama wants this; Obama wants that; Obama demonizes Republicans. Blah, blah,blah.

We do so have a spending problem, and Congress needs to take this opportunity to make some significant cuts - and even moving back to the 2008 budget, instead of the past 4 years where the Senate hasn't passed a budget, resulting in automatic increases to everything. 

I say Congress needs to do what is good for the American people - not Obama - even if it pisses him off. Show him he is head of one branch of government - and not the King of America.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Congress already did a short term fix. Doubt they will do that again.

Libs are alwasy so helpful unhelpful when it comes to cutting spending. They say it is important, then say all the big ticket items - Medicare, Medicaid,Social Security, Obamacare - are off limits. Sorry, you need to make cuts everywhere ESPECIALLY THE ONES ACCOUNTING FOR 70% OF THE BUDGET.

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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Quoting SallyMJ:

Yeah, yeah - Obama wants this; Obama wants that; Obama demonizes Republicans. Blah, blah,blah.

We do so have a spending problem, and Congress needs to take this opportunity to make some significant cuts - and even moving back to the 2008 budget, instead of the past 4 years where the Senate hasn't passed a budget, resulting in automatic increases to everything. 

I say Congress needs to do what is good for the American people - not Obama - even if it pisses him off. Show him he is head of one branch of government - and not the King of America.

 Therein lies the problem...Barry thinks he's King. I believe congress has sent him budgets but he vetoes them, and I'm certain will continue to do so.

HOW did not passing a budget for 4 years NOT come out over the election? So much for transparency in gov't...

Are we moving forward yet?

 

 

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have."---Thomas Jefferson

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