November 30th, 2010
07:43 AM ET
7 years ago

Obama, congressional leaders to tackle issues in 'Slurpee summit'

Washington (CNN) - President Obama will hold a meeting with congressional leaders from both parties on Tuesday, less than a month after Republicans won control of the House of Representatives during midterm elections.

The meeting, which is expected to last about an hour, is expected to address numerous topics, including whether Bush-era tax cuts should be extended beyond the end of this year as well as the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

Obama has called for Congress to extend lower tax rates for most Americans before the end of the year, when tax cuts enacted in the Bush administration are set to expire.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Rich

    Belief iin a age of skepticism:
    While the world sleeps and the church age ended, we are rapidly approaching the end of time.
    We have less than six months left.
    i'm sorry.

    November 30, 2010 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  2. Rich

    Belief in a age of doubt:
    While the world sleeps and the church age ended, we are rapidly approaching the end of time.
    We have less than six months to go.
    I am sorry.

    November 30, 2010 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  3. Bill

    Yes Mr. President .... YOU must... What don't you understand about Nov. 2 2010?

    November 30, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  4. chris

    He needs to tell Congress to pass the tax cut plan he wants NOW, during this lame duck session!! It seems the President will never learn the GOP is not concerned about anything he wants!! Dude, stop trying to give olive branches and do what must be done!!

    November 30, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Not really. That is more about Obama demanding what he wants, and the GOP ignoring him.

    November 30, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  6. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    He is giving them an hour, must have a trip to take, golf game or basketball game or some minor Hollywood celebrity who has to gush over him. Something more important to him than jobs.

    November 30, 2010 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  7. john, PA

    This midterm election is mandate to stop Obama and the Democrats in charge.

    Obama better learn to agree on a lot more of what the American people want:
    Cut taxes!
    Repeal Obama care!
    End ear marks!
    Close the border!

    Senate Democrats, when the vote to override Obama’s veto come up,
    or we will vote you and Obama out in 2012!

    November 30, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Throw the "Slurpee" in their face Mr. President!
    Lay down the gauntlet!!

    November 30, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  9. Four and The Door

    During the midterm election campaigning, President Obama described Democrats working to "dig the car out of the ditch" ...
    It's difficult to see how Obama can call spending $850 billion on false pretenses ( "jobs, jobs, jobs..." ), runaway deficit spending, extending unemployment benefits to 2 years and planning to raise taxes on the people who create jobs "digging the car out of the ditch". Results, not excuses. That's all we ask for. Results.

    November 30, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  10. comet

    "The BUSH tax cuts" were made for people like the BUSHES, who was in tight with people like Ken Lay, Enron. Their only goal was to keep making them millions while the country as a whole suffers because of this mentality. The only people that are super benefiting from these cuts are the ones making over a million dollars! The only ones fighting for this to stay in place as it currently is are the super wealthy or special interest groups who have senators and congress in their pockets. The current president said this would stop this, so do it, let it stop now. Show some guts and demand respect instead of letting these "bullies" keep bulling the country, the average person is fed up with all of them and we are tired of seeing our country slowly decline because of greed.

    November 30, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |