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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:44 PM

President Obama to make statement on Fiscal Cliff at 5PM EST

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Reply President Obama to make statement on Fiscal Cliff at 5PM EST (Original post)
Javaman Dec 2012 OP
rurallib Dec 2012 #1
Bukherst Dec 2012 #2
peacebird Dec 2012 #3
cal04 Dec 2012 #5
cal04 Dec 2012 #4
high density Dec 2012 #6
cal04 Dec 2012 #7
alp227 Dec 2012 #9
cal04 Dec 2012 #12
DearAbby Dec 2012 #8
Neatlyp Dec 2012 #10
alp227 Dec 2012 #11
joshcryer Dec 2012 #13
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #14
joshcryer Dec 2012 #15

Response to Javaman (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:51 PM

1. hope he says SS & Medicare are off the table forever.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:56 PM

2. Spam deleted by hunter (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:03 PM

3. Whats he saying?

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Response to peacebird (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:05 PM

5. They don't have anything on yet

I guess they're waiting for him

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Response to cal04 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:05 PM

6. Here is the WH video without a minute of ads

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Response to high density (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:08 PM

7. thank you for the link

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Response to cal04 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:21 PM

9. CSPAN link!

To watch in widescreen click "turn on closed captioning" then to get rid of the captions click the "CC" icon once the screen switches to 16. That's weird.

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

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Response to alp227 (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:35 PM

12. Thanks alp227

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:13 PM

8. Well he should....

We were just shown last night....WE DON'T HAVE A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT.


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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:25 PM

10. Spam deleted by petronius (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:30 PM

11. I think the president will speak as soon as Pelosi finishes.

I'm watching CSPAN right now, and the House Minority Leader is having her conference. (Oddly to watch CSPAN in widescreen rather than cropped 4:3 you need to click "turn on closed captioning" then you can use the CC icon button to toggle the CC.)

NYT reports:

President Obama is considering a “Plan B” of his own to avert a fiscal crisis in the New Year, a bill to extend expiring Bush-era tax rates on incomes below $250,000, with a measure to temporarily suspend automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and an extension of unemployment insurance benefits, Democratic officials said Friday.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:36 PM

13. "The validity of the public debt of the United States shall not be questioned."

If he does not invoke this then we are lost.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:09 PM

14. the plan is to careen from one crisis deadline to the next, looks like.

"The plan would do nothing to cut spending or put into motion changes to entitlement programs like Medicare,

nor would it head off showdowns early next year on raising the nation’s statutory borrowing limit

or keeping the government running when a stopgap spending law runs out in March.

But it would prevent a fiscal jolt in less than two weeks."

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/us/politics/debt-reckoning.html#sha=d1bc2cc67

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:50 PM

15. That's been the politics ever since we lost the House.

Nothing accomplished, constant threats to the nation. Republicans are terrorists.

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