September 10th, 2010
11:23 AM ET
8 years ago

Obama: 'Room for discussion' on tax plans

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama said Friday that there is "room for discussion" on competing tax plans. "If the Republican leadership is prepared to get serious ... I would love to talk to them," he told reporters at the White House.

Obama insisted, however, that GOP plans to extend the Bush tax cuts for individuals earning over $250,000 are a bad idea.

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  1. Jerry - Florida

    Of course "there is room for discussion"! Yes there is! As long as all the legislators and the American populace do and accept what Mr. NObama dictates. That is definitely reaching across the aisle. That is definitely transparency. Hypocrite!!!

    September 10, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    This means that the President really has no plan that he knows will work.
    It's nice that he's willing to keep experimenting for us though, isn't it.
    President Obama is so charming.

    September 10, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  3. jim

    Sort of like what happened during the discussions on Health Care reform.I'll talk to Republicans but just for a show.We are going to do what i want. I'm OBAMA and people should realize that i know best what is good for them.See i won the Nobel Peace Prize even though we have thousands of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.And i have great plans for the economy.I'm working on this one plan to fundamentally change America.I call it Obama's economic plan and it will create " a socialist utopia" that everyone will like.Trust me , i know what's best for America.

    September 10, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  4. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Obama and the Dems seem to truly hate people who work hard and do well. I wonder why that is...

    September 10, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  5. rs

    Republican "room for discussion" equals "NO!". Give up Obama, just do what is right, these cats don't dance!

    September 10, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. ABM

    The truth people are not aware of the FACT that thefirst 250K is subject to the tax break. It is the REMAINING amount ABOVE 250K that will see rates roll back.

    I do not see ANY issue with that. Anyone who is crying over that is spoiled. If you are in ANY other country you will be paying MUCH more in taxes so stop the whinning and pay your share.

    Pass the measure!!!!!!

    September 10, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  7. GOP got us here in the first place.

    Let's not forget it was a Republican administration and President Bush that put us in a recession, not Obama.

    September 10, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  8. gt

    wow... never heard this before.. oh yea .. looks like you will loose the house ,,,never mind...

    September 10, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  9. Charlie

    People making over $250,000 invest that money on wall street. Those investments in turn give corporate America working capital to grow business and create jobs. Sending the money to Washington instead simply leads to waste and a loss of jobs.

    September 10, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  10. Ron in Califonia

    Let me decipher this for you folks....Obama is saying hmmmm. I'm in a tight spot...Polls are saying tax hie is not supported, members in his own party are breaking away from him. He needs a way to save face and salvage what he can. Becoming bipartisaan is his only hope. Remember what goes around comes around.

    September 10, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  11. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    Oh well, sounds like he's caving already. Looks like making the rich pay a little more of their fair share will go the way of the public option. And you idiots call him a socialist. Have a nice day!

    September 10, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  12. Fair is Fair

    Really? Why the change of heart, Obama? Smell a republican majority coming? Hmmmm?

    September 10, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Adalbert

    Mr. President, please proceed without the republicans, they have absolutely nothing to contribute.

    September 10, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    As long as we do it his way. If we don't union thugs will come and threaten us and break legs. It is the Obozo way. I hope we can survive another 2 years of this incompetent, inept, corrupt union toady.

    September 10, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |