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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:10 AM

"Obama: Voters agreed with me"

Obama: Voters agreed with me

By REID J. EPSTEIN at Politico

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83667.html?hp=r4

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Obama couched his reelection victory as giving him the authority to focus on job creation his way, with protections for the middle class and deficit reduction paid for by the nation’s wealthiest. The way to avert the year-end fiscal cliff, he said, is the very proposal he has been making for months on the campaign trail.

“The message you sent was clear: You voted for action, not politics as usual,” he said. “You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours.”

As he has this week, Obama said he’s open to compromise within limits. He won’t accept increases in what the middle class pays in federal taxes or reduced aid for specific groups of people.

“I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced,” he said. “I will not ask students or seniors or middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people making over $250,000 aren’t asked to pay a dime more in taxes. This was a central question in the election. And on Tuesday, we found out that the majority of Americans agree with my approach — that includes Democrats, independents and Republicans.”


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applegrove Nov 2012 OP
Skittles Nov 2012 #1
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #2
msongs Nov 2012 #3
Cha Nov 2012 #4
Scuba Nov 2012 #5
UCmeNdc Nov 2012 #6
Sunlei Nov 2012 #7
patrice Nov 2012 #8
6502 Nov 2012 #9

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:13 AM

1. CORRECT

he has a MANDATE and needs to STICK TO IT!!!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:40 AM

2. +1000 nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:27 AM

3. the wiggle words - "balanced" and "while" - nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:28 AM

4. It was reported on here that Schumer was on tv last week and

said Social Security Cuts were off the table which I already believed to be the case having read in on the White House blog.

There were cuts to Medicare by this Admin but it was the deadwood not to benefits.. like the fucking Cons were lying about all over Everywhere during the campaign. Looking at you, fucking lyin' and mittLies.

The President has our Back like we had his. This would be a heckava lot easier if we didn't have boner, cantor, and the teabag gang in Congress to Deal with but that happened in 2010 when the dems didn't get out and vote. the House turned Red and we've been paying for it ever since.

Maybe in 2014 We CAn All Get OUT And Help the Senate and the President.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:07 AM

5. Yes, we did, and any further obstructionism by the Repukes will result in large protests.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:12 AM

6. People voted for President Obama for a reason

That reason does not include kowtowing to GOP demands to do it the GOP way.

The voters feel President Obama will protect Social Security benefits / Medicare and he better protect the middle classes safe guards.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:12 AM

7. No Republican obstruction or time wasting will be tolerated!!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:22 PM

8. Agreed and we have lots of work to do. Vote suppression will not disappear. nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:52 AM

9. I am so FRICKEN STOKED!!!!!

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