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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:21 PM
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Obama: We must compromise on budgets, ‘but we can’t sacrifice our future’
Source: Raw Story

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Republican and Democratic lawmakers to reach a compromise on pending budget issues to avoid political gridlock and a possible federal government shutdown.

"For the sake of our people and our economy, we cannot allow gridlock to prevail," Obama said in his weekly radio address.

He noted that both Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate have said they believed it was important to keep the government running while they worked on a plan to reduce the budget deficit.

"Given that, I urge and expect them to find common ground so we can accelerate, not impede, economic growth," the president declared. "It won't be easy. There will be plenty of debates and disagreements, and neither party will get everything it wants. Both sides will have to compromise."



Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/26/obama-we-must-com... /
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:23 PM
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1. "I surrender...yet again" nt
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:24 PM
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2. Probably wrote that line a month ago.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:25 PM
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3. compromise only works when both people have the same goals.
the republicans goal is to drive us over a cliff in order to blame the dems and make them look bad. unless that is the dems goal too then compromise won't work. first of all, if you look at past instances of 'compromise' the republicans STILL voted against the bills even though they got everything they asked for. then when the bill didn't do as well as it should have, the republicans can blame the dems even though it was the crappy shit the republicans wanted in there that caused it. but it had the dems name written on it. duh!! how many times do you have to have them screw you over before you get the fucking hint!
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Populist_Prole Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:53 PM
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7. True. It's not compromise if one side has a net gain and the other a net loss
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 05:53 PM by Populist_Prole
Getting screwed a little less, with nothing to show for it, is still screwed.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:37 PM
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4. How about "We have already compromised to the point of giving them
what they asked for a month ago, and more, and here we will hold the line."

Why the FUCK can't he just say that?
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:49 PM
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5. Mr. President, with all due respect, grow a backbone.
Long past time to say, "We've given enough. We WILL NOT stoop any lower."
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:51 PM
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6. "US President Barack Obama on Saturday " Are we in a time warp? The article is from February. n/t
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:12 PM
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8. You're correct. And that makes me happy
I was riding a 20 game winning streak in the ESPN Streak for the Cash I picked incorrectly.
Now I can pick all the winners for February and win the 50K.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:17 PM
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9. locking
Article is from Feb, not Latest Breaking News.
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