Some Democrats fuming at Obama
July 22nd, 2011
06:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Some Democrats fuming at Obama

Washington (CNN) - Some Democrats have had it - at least when it comes to reports of what's in a $3 trillion deal being shepherded by President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.

At issue: large spending cuts on the table that include entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security, among other things.

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  1. RJWTimes Bradford England

    This is outrageous, why can't they cut the military budget? They can always find money for war but not to look after the poor.

    July 22, 2011 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  2. The Obama Recession Continues Unabated, Obama Depression on the way

    This is pathetic. EVERYBODY on the planet knows that entitlement programs are the big problem and here you have all these Democrats refusing to tackle what is causing the problem. It is clear as the nose on your face that Democrats are totally incapable of managing the government in a fiscally responsible way. They haven't even bothered with a budget for fear it would show how out of control their spending is. All of these incompetent Democrats need to be removed from office and people with a head on their shoulders elected to replace them.

    July 22, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  3. elove

    Wake up America tax $$$ Pd for it let'S move into white house get rid of ALL POLITICIANS And lobbiest bring troops home billions saved

    July 22, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    And it's not completely ridiculous to print this story AFTER you print the story that Boehner walked away from talks with Obama claiming that Obama wouldn't agree to anything on entitlements, which was then followed by Obama telling everyone he offered the GOP $650B in entitlement reform measures and they STILL WALKED AWAY. Face it: Obama backed the GOP into a very embarassing corner by continuously offering them deals they should but couldn't take because of the Frankenstein monster they built, and now they are desperate to make it appear he wasn't being reasonable. Maybe next time they decide to invent an extremist wing of the party in order to give themselves political cover for shifting waaaaaaaay to the right in order to shift Overton's Window, they'll remember the public disgust with their refusal to deal in good faith during these debt ceiling negotiations.

    July 22, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "The president said his administration had offered "an extraordinarily fair deal" to cut expenditures and raise revenues"

    What's the matter CNN, don't want to print that he actually offered Boehner $650 BILLION in entitlement reforms/cuts? And then Boehner sent a letter saying that Obama wouldn't allow any entitlement reforms/cuts? No. Boehner walked away because they couldn't allow Obama to keep maknig offers that were reasonable but wouldn't get Astroturf Frankenstein's vote and would p-ss off the extremists. They couldn't let him keep building a case that they're just extremists themselves who are saying No to anything because they can't allow Obama to score a deal no matter what its terms.

    July 22, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  6. once upon a horse

    if he caves in on this and gives the GOP all the cuts they want with no tax increases you can add ME to the list of those who will be displeased with him as well. Somehow though with Boehner calling off the talks I don't think that is going to happen.

    July 22, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    Some Democrats fuming at Obama
    >>NEXT – House Speaker Boehner calls off debt talks with Obama
    Oh well we all know about what they say about Karma??

    July 22, 2011 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  8. GonzoinHouston

    Between the blatant abuse of the filibuster by the republican senate leadership (more filibusters in 2 1/2 years than the entire history of the country COMBINED), the irrational extremism of the TP's, and now the far left getting its back up, I am afraid the US may be ungovernable right now. And unfortunately for all of us, we really need our elected government to make some hard and smart decisions. I can only hope that the extremists on both fringes will suffer the retaliation of the voters in 2012.

    July 22, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  9. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    No worries now (though the proposal was weighted to far in cuts with little to no equivalent sacrifices made by corporations and the ultrawealthy) now that the GOBPbaggers have stomped away like spoiled children.

    July 22, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  10. Michelle

    Now this is the president I voted for. The republicans just want to keep this going until the election and they will start once again saying, where are the JOBS?

    July 22, 2011 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  11. J.V.hodgson

    All the fuming and smoke and mirrors speculation of this article disapperars if OBama sticks to his guns on the tax sde of this debt deal and his opinion poll personally.
    Here's anothe bit of speculation that CNN will love.
    If he gives way on taxes I see Obama having a challemger for the democratic Presidential nomination.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    July 23, 2011 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  12. Marie MD

    MR. PRESIDENT AND ALL THE RETHUG LOSERS, SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE/MEDICAID ARE NOT ENTITLEMENTS!!! I guess I am one Democrat who is also fuming because the thought of screwing the little guy so that the rich can continue getting richer makes me sick!!! Wall Street better not tumble like it did again in 2007/2008 where we lose everything we have!!!
    The rich are the owns who continue to make money because when it really comes down to it to make money you have to have money. The middle class is suffering, seniors don't have money for the continued rise of the medicines they need and some have hardly enough money to live on, never mind the poor who keep getting not not even the scraps.

    July 23, 2011 07:37 am at 7:37 am |