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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:26 PM

Obama To Congress: Come To A Deal Or Else

Obama To Congress: Come To A Deal Or Else

Following a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday, President Obama appeared before the press to urge all parties to take immediate action to reach a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff.

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Obama announced that the fate of a potential deal lies with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who will work together to present a prospective package to their respective conferences over the weekend.

Should that effort fail, however, Obama indicated that he would call upon Reid to bring the original White House proposal -- extending Bush era tax rates on income below $250,000 including other measures -- for an up-or-down vote in the Senate.

"We should let everybody vote, that's the way this is supposed to work," Obama said.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-to-congress-come-to-deal-else

Please let that mean the President's original proposal: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021905787

That would be sweet!

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ProSense Dec 2012 OP
ProSense Dec 2012 #1
northoftheborder Dec 2012 #2
quaker bill Dec 2012 #6
SidDithers Dec 2012 #3
flamingdem Dec 2012 #4
freshwest Dec 2012 #5
tavalon Dec 2012 #7
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #10
tavalon Dec 2012 #11
spanone Dec 2012 #8
RavensChick Dec 2012 #9

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:55 PM

1. Kick! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:58 PM

2. I thought this was already passed in the Senate, now sitting in House, waiting for a vote.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:42 PM

6. By the time this happens, it will be from the "last session"

Bills not passed by both houses die at the end of a congress, and must be reintroduced and passed again.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:58 PM

3. DURec...nt

Sid

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:09 PM

4. K&R

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:19 PM

5. That thread and the proposals are sweet indeed... thanks for linking it, hadn't seen it. K & R!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:01 PM

7. Thank goodness Obama has figured out the bully pulpit

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Response to tavalon (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:24 PM

10. <snort>

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:01 PM

11. It was actually a straight forward statement, perhaps stated badly

In his first term, he was much fonder of the backroom deals than the bully pulpit and that bugged me. I'm glad that he is giving up the first in favor of the second. It makes him much more effective as a leader, in my eyes. So, it was a compliment, typed badly.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:12 PM

8. k&r...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:20 PM

9. K & R!!!!!!!

Let's hope they'll take him seriously this time.

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