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December 21st, 2012
07:30 PM ET

Obama chastises Congress before vacation

President Barack Obama made a statement about the fiscal cliff before leaving town on Friday.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Congress • fiscal cliff
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Phil, philadelphia

    This is a great day for our Country. Beoner and Republicans took leadership, cut deals and got bipartisan support in the house. They were able to get more tax cuts for the upper incomes which would have expired. Previously they already got steep spending cuts, they got more this time....so they can claim victory for themselves and America.

    January 2, 2013 at 7:20 am |
  2. william e rauh

    I keep hearing about the impact of the fiscal cliff on the Republicans during the next election year. I could not care less. The impact is 'who gets RE-ELECTED' that is in the House and/or Senate presently. Personally I am not voting for anyone Democrat or Republican if they are presently in the House or Senate. This Congress has done absolutely NOTHING in four (4) years...especially where money is concerned, to help the American public.

    January 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm |
  3. Dawn Blundon

    We live in Newfoundland Canada. We have always paid substantial taxes, and to my knowledge we are in a good financial state as a Country. So taxes being increased for the wealthy isn't a bad thing, however leave the middle class paying what they are currently paying in taxes.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
    • Marian

      I think the congress should not be paid. They did not do their job and should not be paid. Deriliction of duty. Stop all of their prividgles. They can drive to work and they don't need free medical care or fancy desks and offices. They can take a bag lunch like the rest of the country does. I am sick an tired of them acting like spoiled children.

      December 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  4. John

    I have served over 26 years in the Military. I have never seen a party want to cut education, programs that benefit the majority of the people and elderly in order to keep tax cuts and loop holes for the very wealthy. When it comes time to sacrifice the very wealthy are never anywhere to be found (unless to profit from other peoples sacrifices). I have never seen millionaires and billionaires or their sons or daughters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia or any other country serving our country’s needs. Strong economies have a strong middle class; countries where the very wealthy have most of the money have a very weak economy. It is time to do the right thing and the fair thing.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    Read huffingtonpost now. The most idiotic congress in decades–I post "people that elected these thugs too".

    December 28, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  6. Phyllis G Williams

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    "Shew Thy marvellous loving-kindness, O Thou that savest by Thy right hand them which put their trust in Thee from those that rise up against them (Psalm 17: 7)

    December 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm |

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