President Obama: 'Fiscal cliff' deal 'in sight,' not done (+ video)

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  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 2, 2013 6:40 a.m.

    @ Gregorio. What you have to understand is that America has been "fundamentally transformed" in to a welfare state. The majority of Americans can now vote the minority (including those not born yet) out of their money! The only problem Obama and the Democrats now have is that there isn't enough money to reward those who voted for Obama. Your additional $7000 in tax increases along with the other 2% of Americans will only run his entitlement society for less than 10 days. Oh my! What will he do about the other 355 days?

  • Gregorio Norco, CA
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:19 p.m.

    Obama said the fiscal cliff is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Remember the line during the debate? Guess what?, my wife and I will now be paying $7,000 more taxes next year. We needed a leader in the White House which is someone who ACTS and is NOT ACTED UPON but that is not who the majority of Americans (53%)voted back into office.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 5:02 p.m.


    unfortunately they will take us responsible folk with them.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 31, 2012 3:47 p.m.

    Michael Jackson went from 350 million dollars to a debt of 500 million.

    Our country is coming from wealth to poverty, and Obama doesn't know, or just won't do anything about it.

    May our liberal friends get what they voted for.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 1:19 p.m.

    Obama's news conference today was pure nonsense, but it illustrates the problem. He doesn't understand that this is all about government spending too much money.

    Just look at his bullet points and you'll see that it is all about revenue for him. And even his need for more is a pie-in-the-sky concept.

    Obama wants to:
    *Prevent a tax increase for 98% of us when he knows the top 2% won't be enough revenue.
    *Extend child tax credits
    *Extend Tuition credits
    *Extend Green Energy credits
    *Extend unemployment benefits for 2,000,000
    *Invest more in education
    *Invest more in infrastructue

    See the pattern? Spend MORE, all on the backs of the richest 2%.
    The math just doesn't work.

    Meanwhile, here's what will happen if they don't follow his plan:
    *Head Start will be cut
    *Medicare will be cut (I thought Obamacare savings were the magic bullet)

    Bottom line:
    Middle class. Save yourselves. Tax the rich or suffer the consequences.

    We waited 13 months for THIS???