"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Obama's Press Conference was Set-Up to Show a Confrontational, Campaign Mode Obama

The headline talks about a confrontational Obama but when you start calling names Republicans 'girls' then you sound like you are having a temper tantrum and need to go sit in the corner for a time out.  If he thinks this new 'confrontational' Obama calling the opposition 'girls' is going to play with Americans, he is in for a shock as it is so obvious that he is now in campaign mode and just mad because he didn't get his way.  The wannabe dictator cannot stand being told "NO!"

Obama is the President who sent his VP Biden to sit in on the talks on the debt ceiling and didn't get involved.  Finally, gets involved and after one meeting with the leaders of Congress, he comes away attacking Republicans because they wouldn't sign off on his tax increases.  He has been aloof for weeks to the talks but the spoiled, pampered President didn't get his way and now he attacks.  The way to grow the economy is not through gimmick bailouts and certainly not through raising taxes but that is exactly the path that Obama wants to follow once again.  

Obama now seems to be making the decisions on his own and not listening to his advisers which is not a good idea for the Country if his last press conference was an example.  He has trouble making decisions so who knows what he is going to do next but we will go out on a limb and say it is probably not good for the Country and will increase the deficit.  Our economy is tanking no matter what he says except in Texas and a few other states where unemployment numbers are going down and job growth is beginning to pick up.  Right to Work states lead the way no matter how much the pro-union Obama and the NLRB are trying to stop business from relocating to Right to Work states.
Confrontational Obama Rebukes Republicans On Debt Talks 
BEN FELLER 06/29/11 09:22 PM ET 
WASHINGTON — In a blistering rebuke of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Wednesday pressed lawmakers to accept tax increases as part of a deal to cut the nation's deficits and avoid a crippling government default. "Let's get it done," Obama challenged, chiding Congress for frequent absences from Washington. 
Senators from Obama's own Democratic Party quickly said they'd consider canceling next week's July 4 recess to work on a possible agreement, and as the day went on senators said they assumed they would stay. 
In a White House news conference, Obama offered one fresh wrinkle to try to give the economy and pessimistic voters a lift, calling on Congress to pass a one-year extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut that employees got this year. But he used most of the hour-long session to try to sway public opinion his way on the debt debate consuming Washington. 
Obama accused Republicans of intransigence over tax hikes, comparing their leaders to procrastinating children and painting them as putting millionaires, oil companies and jet owners ahead of needy students. One Democratic official said that in talks to date, the administration was seeking roughly $400 billion in higher tax revenue over the next decade. 
Responding quickly to the news conference, the Republican House Speaker, Rep.  John Boehner of Ohio, shot back that the president was ignoring reality.
"His administration has been burying our kids and grandkids in new debt and offered no plan to rein in spending," Boehner said as the day's events seemed only to entrench both sides. "The president is sorely mistaken if he believes a bill to raise the debt ceiling and raise taxes would pass the House. The votes simply aren't there." 
Obama insisted he wouldn't support a deal to cut the deficit unless it includes higher tax revenue, not just spending cuts. Republicans have refused to consider that. The stalemate threatens to derail an extension of the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit, which in turn could lead the government into an unprecedented default. 
"They need to do their job," Obama said of Republicans. "Now's the time to go ahead and make the tough choices." 
Professing optimism – but with a bite – the president said, "Call me naive, but my expectation is that leaders are going to lead." 
Obama's aggressive response came with the country souring on the recovery, the Republican presidential contenders taking aim at his economic record and GOP leaders in Congress challenging him to show more leadership in the debt stalks. His re-election hinges on the economy, and Obama is trying to restore a sense of public confidence. 
The Treasury Department says the government is on pace to begin failing to pay its bills by Aug. 2 unless Congress votes to allow the limit on federal debt to rise.
Obama declared that is a "hard deadline" and warned that waiting too long could spook capital markets and prompt investors to bail. Here, too, he tried to put heat on Congress by saying lawmakers should cancel any plans to take days off in July if they can't make substantial progress by the end of this week. 
Democratic Senate leaders met later with Obama at the White House and sent word they were considering canceling next week's scheduled recess. 
"I think we are going to be here" next week, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said. "No announcement has been made, but to me it's pretty clear." 
Conrad said he would unveil a Senate Democratic budget that Democratic senators on his panel signed off on Wednesday. He said there would not be a vote  on the plan. 
Before that, Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky said that if the Democrats keep the Senate schedule "they are running from this debate." And Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said, "The fact that anyone would even consider recessing at this point in time is absurd." 
The House, under Republican control, has been in recess this week but is to return on Tuesday. Democrats hold a majority in the Senate. 
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Obama has always seemed to be more concerned about politics the he has about taking the job of being President seriously.  It started out with "I Won!" which was used against Republicans right after he took office.  Obama does take one thing about being President seriously which is all the perks and vacations on taxpayers expense.  He doesn't think anything of flying around the Country for an hour visit on the ground and returning on AF One to DC.  This narcissist President is more arrogant today then when he took office which is hard to comprehend.  His wife, girls, and extended family just spent over $800,000 of our tax dollars for her and her entourage to take an African vacation.  Maybe she was house hunting for when he leaves office and the family can go to Africa to where he considers himself a beloved figure in Kenya or maybe even become President of Kenya.  He already has experience with campaigns there.

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