Obama needs to quit working with Republicans "behind the scenes"

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    Obama needs to "go public".

    For some reason, he is lost in this fantasy that the Republican leadership "cares about the middle class".

    Stop already. They get the bulk of their money from a handful of billionaires.

    Remember what Republican leaders where calling the unemployed just before the last election? Hobos and people that will spend their unemployment on drugs. Remember when they threatened to cut unemployment benefits if the Bush tax cuts weren't extended?

    Republicans aren't holding back helping the Middle Class to stop Obama. They only have one real policy - cut taxes for the rich and for corporations. They don't offer jobs bills because they don't subscribe to those policies. Cut taxes is all they have.

    Besides, we already know they are blocking anything the Democrats try to do.

    People voted during the last election thinking that Democrats weren't cleaning up Republicans mess fast enough. They figured things couldn't get worse. Then look at what Republicans have done since that election. They've already told us their one policy.

    That's the real "choice" for the next election. Billionaires or us.

    Obama needs to put his policies "out in the open" and show the American people what Republicans are up to. Look at the unpopular "Ryan Plan" (now the Republican Plan). We need to get more of that "exposed".

    Republicans Hold Benefits Hostage for Working Families to Give Millionaires, Billionaires $100,000 Unpaid Gift - One Wisconsin Now

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    Republicans leave budget talks, blame Democrats - politics - Capitol Hill - msnbc.com

    blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to health care for the elderly and other government programs.
     
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    Is Obama the one with the fantasy? Or is it you? What makes you think Obama cares about the middle class any more than the Republicans? He seems pretty intent on advancing the same agenda. How far will you follow someone just because they are 'Democrat'?
     
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    I agree, Obama and the democrats need to "go public" and let their hatred of corporations and American energy and the Flag and Christianity and the Chamber of Commerce and banks be the basis of their political message. Say it loud, "I'm socialist and proud". It would make the 2012 election so much clearer.
     
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    Obama is too busy on the GOLF COURSE to be working with anyone.

    Currently there are 18,000 babyboomers entering medicare/social security DAILY which will continue for the next 15 years. This amounts to 64 trillion in unfunded liabilites or $534,000.00 per household in America owed to the Federal Government. This on top of the 14.3 trillion in red ink we're at today.

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    1 billion dollars ($100.00 bills stacked on palets)

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    1 trillion dollars ($100.00 bills stacked on palets) NOTE: How small the man is in this chart.

    Frankly--there isn't enough wealth in this entire country for the Federal Government to confiscate to pay this tab. Democrats have no plan--so they attack Paul Ryans plan and use their typical Mediscare rhetoric.
     
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    Wow, the Democrats and Republicans sure have you fooled don't they? Where did you get the idea that they're on different teams?
     
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    Well that was an eye-opener statement--:cuckoo:- Just curious--are you another one of those "intellectuals?"
     
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    Well, it shouldnt be difficult for him to quit something he has never started.
     
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    Smart people aren't to be trusted!
     
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    The US constitution was built on the idea that no one party should run roughshod over the rights of the minority. Compromise is and always has been the way things work. It keeps tempers cool and prevents folks from shooting at each other, most of the time.

    Obama also has to recognize that he has a very small majority to work with in the Senate, and his party is in the very small minority in the house. His attitude of "In your face" to the minority and the majority of the electorate cost his party more than 60 (13%) seats in the house in the last election, and 15% of the contested seats in the senate.

    He needs to listen more, and be willing to make deals. He is not an autocrat like Nicholas II, Louis XVI or Charles I of England.
     
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    It really would help if the Democrats actually put out some kind of plan of their own. Republicans have a legitimate gripe that the Dems refuse to do anything but complain about theirs. Granted, I doubt Republicans would ever be willing to discuss any plan put out by the Dems, but the fact is, until the Dems actually put out a plan that makes some kind of sense, the Republicans can and will use it against them. And who knows, maybe if the Dems put something concrete out there, it is possible that enough Republicans might be willing to discuss some compromises.

    In the end, we have to cut some spending and we have to raise revenue. Both sides are going to have to give on each a little if we are to make any progress.
     

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