President Obama: He and House Speaker John Boehner 'pretty close' to fiscal cliff deal

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 20, 2012 4:47 p.m.

    As a football team reflects its coach.

    So do our people reflect Obama. Let's get those rich people!

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    Just run the country like we have to run our homes. the solution to our problems could easily be solved by the average American householder. Do not get yourselves into a position where you can not pay your debts.

    We are there and we are saddling our children with an impossible financial problem. It is a no brainer. Obama and of his followers refuse to talk about it, he is in total denial, like many of his followers are. We are becomming a nation of free loaders. Yes, he is fundamentally changing America.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 20, 2012 9:04 a.m.

    This time next year, we'll be at least eighteen trillion in the hole.

    Greed, corruption, and lying caused this mess.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 8:42 p.m.

    Re: "Oh, so now cutting deficits cripples the economy?"

    It sure does, if the proposed "deficit cutting" cuts so little from the deficit that it amounts to nothing more than imperceptibly less-deranged liberal debt escalation, acquiescing in the Obama regime's racking up new debt to the tune of $4-8 trillion over the next few years.

    Which is exactly what this "compromise" will do.

    It's a liberal "balanced approach" at its best -- balancing the Nation's economy on the edge of a real economic cliff, not the phony one they've been bleating about for the last few weeks.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    To "atl134" so you are saying that Obama will not compromise any more, nor will you demand that he compromise any more. You are going to insist that it is Obama's way or nothing.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    Oh, so now cutting deficits cripples the economy? You all don't even know what you want, you just hate Obama, and that hate has blinded you to reason.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    Re: "Obama . . . absolutely is compromising, more than liberals want actually."

    That ain't saying much.

    The President and Congressional liberals are demanding a "solution" that is acknowledged to be absolutely unsustainable and appears calculated to cripple the American economy at a time it's weaker than it has been since 1929.

    It's hard to comprehend how they figure to profit from such lunacy, but like a one-trick-pony, they'll undoubtedly try their old fallback -- it's all Bush's fault.

    Listening to them, you'd think George Bush has been president for the last four years.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    "Are you going to demand that Obama compromise? So far he is unwilling to compromise."

    Are you kidding me? Obama offered chained CPI on social security, something Democrats strongly oppose. He absolutely is compromising, more than liberals want actually.

  • BYUtah Fan Herriman, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 1:50 p.m.

    There is no sense in this blame game. It is not the fault of republicans or democrats that we are caught in this mess. The problem is that the country itself is deeply divided along ideological lines. Nearly half want smaller government and lower taxes. The other half want higher taxes and a welfare state. One philosophy controls the House, the other the Senate and executive. The sides are drawing apart ideologically - not closer. The tea party is evidence of that radicalization. There may not be middle ground that could pass both houses and get the President's signature. Meanwhile our debt is spiraling out of control and sanity seems to have fled the capital. I fear that a major financial collapse may not be far away.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 1:07 p.m.

    GOP continues to placate it's party instead of serving the people. They're playing politics. We should start to refer to Boehner as Nero while the tinders of our economy start to glow.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 11:24 a.m.

    It seems like a few weeks ago Democrats were calling for compromise. is now your turn. Are you going to demand that Obama compromise? So far he is unwilling to compromise.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    Dec. 19, 2012 11:20 a.m.

    Boehner and the House GOP don't have the votes necessary to over ride a veto.
    -- not by a "million".

    The President has the upper-hand and a mandate.

    Whatever the House GOP can't get passed now, will be even less with the new Congress come January.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    Obama needs to amend his attacks on "Millionaires and Billionaires" who he thinks are not paying their "fair share" to include "Thousandaires".

    At least then his rhetoric would match his demands to jack up taxes on everyone making over $200K.