Obama visits toy factory, warns of fiscal 'Scrooge'

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    Drag the little kiddies into it, Mr. President. That's a class act. NOT!
    In fact, these huge deficits we keep ignoring are the real problem for our children. Let's leave the mess to them.
    Does Obama even pause to think about what he is saying? There is no reason in the world he needed wait to start working on this. He has known since November of 2011, an entire year, that this deadline was coming. Let's not suddenly call it urgent.
    And Obama's not alone in this. The blame belongs to all our elected leaders who sat on this problem for a year, doing nothing.
    I have no sympathy for them. None whatsoever.

  • AmberDru Xenia, OH
    Dec. 1, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    Toy Factory????
    Factory jobs are jobs Jorge Ramos, Representative Luis Gutiérrez, Representative Dick Durbin and other Obama supporters SAY AMERICANS WON'T DO!

    There were American workers there yes?

  • AgentP Ft. Worth, TX
    Dec. 1, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    1) They aren't president Obama's tax increases. They are the expiration of the Bush era tax cuts.

    2) It's not just about raising taxes. Part of the "Fiscal Cliff" is the automatic spending cuts passed in the 2011 debt ceiling legislation.

    3) Many economists describe the Dec. 31st deadline as more of a "fiscal gradual slope" with some short-term negative consequences more than offset by long-term gains. "Fiscal Cliff" is a concept of alarmist partisan politics and media spin.

    Does anyone actually study the issues before repeating the same drivel they heard on the Glenn Beck show?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 1, 2012 12:06 a.m.

    Maybe Obama is right! We can keep borrowing, printing, and taxing.

    How long has this concept been working?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 30, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    lost, as far as I can tell, more jobs happen when "job providers" are paying a slightly higher rate than when they get to lie back and clip bond coupons. Oh, for the days of full employment - under Clinton.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 30, 2012 2:12 p.m.

    I am still waiting for any Democrat to tell us how the rest of us are going to pay for their entitlements. Obama says he will "tax the rich" but that will only produce enough revenue to run the government less than 10 days. Please, Democrats tell us how we are going to pay for the other 355 days.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    Mark B,
    what about BO's position of demanding the expiration of tax cuts on job providers signals compromise - despite the fact that will do little to actually reduce the deficit?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 30, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    Shouldn't M-man wait for a "massive tax increase" to actually happen before expending six exclamation points on a single post?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 30, 2012 9:55 a.m.

    Is CI's comment intended to help anyone in any way, or is he merely serving up our daily ration of hyper-speak bitterness? I think by now we get it, sir. The Constitution allows sneering at Mr. Obama every single day, so proceed. And no, no one will be asking you for solutions involving compromise.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 30, 2012 9:54 a.m.

    Folks, it is painfully obvious we are going to get Obama's massive tax increases no matter what! Obama will not reduce federal spending, he plans to increase it substantially! I say let the Democrats take us off the "fiscal cliff" because that is the ONLY way we will ever get mandatory spending cuts that are in the "cliff"! At least that way, we will get something for our added tax burdens! Let the news media blame the Republicans, they will anyway! Mandatory spending cuts are poison to Obama, let him eat it! Let's go over the cliff, its the best option for America and for our children! Remember the Boston Tea Party? We need another one and this cliff is our best option.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 9:12 a.m.

    His plan of spending more, crippling the military, class warfare, gender warfare, race warfare, and blaming Republicans for it?
    Apparently that works for those who voted for him - but, to paraphrase Michelle Obama, “For the First Time in My Adult Lifetime, I’m Really Embarrassed for My Country.