Obama to address nation on debt ceiling
July 25th, 2011
04:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to address nation on debt ceiling

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will deliver remarks on the debt ceiling negotiations at 9 p.m. ET Monday night, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.


Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President Obama
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  1. sonny chapman

    I hope somebody has been taking good notes in these past few weeks, because it's gotten pretty darn confusing. Where are we at ?

    July 25, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  2. gt

    i hope this is not like jimmy carters" crisis of confidence speach"...we need a speach like FDR.. fear speach... the country morale is low i hope this will change things and bring some sunshine..instead of constant sorrow...

    July 25, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  3. faith longenbaugh

    he can talk all he wants to I will not be doing something else...

    July 25, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  4. Matt

    He will have nothing to say that interests me. Unless it is cutting taxes by 20% and spending by 50%.

    July 25, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  5. db

    Rock it, Barack. Clawson supports you.

    July 25, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  6. Mike

    Sorry but I planned on changing the air in my spare tire at that time. I'll have to miss the obvious political ploy aimed at only attempting to further advance his re-election initiatives.

    July 25, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  7. S. In California - Obama 2012

    While I believe EVERYONE should pay taxes and yes, the richest people SHOULD contribute more because without us (the middle class) they would not be in the situation they are. Should Obama cut too much out of my SS (in which I am ENTITLED), I will have no other choice but to sit out the 2012 election. This is unacceptable as I am tried of supporting the rich and the poor. Enough.

    July 25, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  8. Pa mom

    Too late Obama to blame repubs....you never presented a budget since becoming pres

    July 25, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  9. Dave IL

    I can hear the whining and demagoging now as the Campaigner in Chief tries as usual to lay all the blame at someone else's feet. My only fear is that there is nothing as ferocious as a wounded animal.

    July 25, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  10. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Mr. President, Please take advantage of your presidential powers and raise the debt limit yourself. The GOP will NOT work with you and only want to see you fail. You have bargained in good faith and offered them all they wanted. If you give any more ground to these wolves, you will appear weak and lose your base, which are the progressives!

    July 25, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  11. MytchyB

    Chalk up another failure for our "change" preident Oblahblah. This president has not accomplished one thing while he has been in office that has benefitted the pepole who elected him. Mr. President-we are tired of waiting for our troops to come home, tired of continually rising unemployment, tired of your negative stance to Israel, tired of spralling costs and inflation, tired of people who should not be living in this country receiving public assistance, healthcare, education, etc. all at the expense of the taxpayers who actually contribute to this country. We are sick and tired of your unkept promises towards improving education, an out of control stock market that continually gobbles up people's life savings, you dipping your big paws into the social security and pension funds for those of us who are left looking forward to someday retiring. (unless you raise the retirement eligibility age again) Give it up President Oblahblah-you have no talent or working skills for the office fo which you were elected. A person should always be able to admit that failure has overtaken them. Its time for you to do so. Four more years-I don't think this used-to-be-great country cna weather the storm of four more years of you. Goodbye!!!

    July 25, 2011 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  12. kelstermcgil

    It is in fact Boehner who is acting like the child who can't get the candy in the store aisle... sitting on the floor, crying and yelling at mama for a toy... Support this? You are THE problem!

    July 25, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  13. Julie

    You go, Mr. President. Americans believe you are the one to lead us out of this mess – it certainly is not the House GOP members. Hopefully, the Senate will be able to put country before party and get the job done. Actually, MytchyB, this president has done quite a bit for people in his 2 1/2 years. More than the GOP has ever done. Do you know that between Reagan and GW Bush, the debt ceiling was raised an extraordinary 18 times.

    July 25, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  14. Four and The Door

    Oh boy. Another campaign stop under the label of a President Addressing The Nation.
    Expect plenty of politics and finger pointing. I guess if he campaigns this way he doesn't need to raise as much money on his own.

    July 25, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  15. New Moon Rising

    Awwww Mitchy ... you sound like the TYPICAL FAUX NEWS Automiton . . This has been the most productivepresident in decades,even without GOP assistance.... lets face it loser, he's in the Whitehouse and you're in your underwear in front of your computer pretending to be intelligent ... but of course we all know that you aren't ... in fact , YOU don't even believe thelies youtell yourself ... your just a little man who's a mouthpiece for the ultra rich ... why don;t you take a long walk in traffic to help clear your mind ..

    July 25, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  16. Reg

    Give me a break. Thats all he ever does is talk and campaign. It will be the same old trash of blaming others for his inability to lead our country. Is everyone as sick of this guy as I am....

    July 25, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  17. Rick McDaniel

    Just stop lying to the people about what you are doing. All you want is another balnk check until election time, and that simply isn't going to happen.

    You are supposed to be pulling our troops out of Iraq, and now we hear the plan is to keep at least 10K there. Time for the lies to stop, and truth be told.

    July 25, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  18. Yates

    Obama does not the skills or experience to lead us out the ditch we are in now. Hillary has it and there are plenty other GOP candidates that have the skills to do so but we are stuck in reverse until we get new leadership.

    July 25, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  19. New Moon Rising

    Let's see ... Congress makes roughly 180,000/year each ... multiply that times the roughly 535 members of 'ADULTS' in Congress and you find out that the TAXPAYER is on the HOOK for OVER >>> 96 MILLION Dollars of TAXPAYER FUNDED Salary ... and all you have to do to earn that ... AND TO HAVE THE BEST SOCIALIZED GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTHCARE, ... FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE .... is do ....... NOTHING, especially if you're a FRESHMAN GOP TEA PARTIER .... you know them by the smirk on their faces as they complain about this Terrible government while sucking dry of all the benefits they reap .. if an elected official officall

    July 25, 2011 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  20. New Moon Rising

    If these freshmen tea partiers hate this country so much, why don't they just leave rather than Intentionally plunder it's economy into un-recoverable disaaster . . . these republican leaders , WHO HAVE EACH VOTED EIGHTEEN TIMES TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING , have shown their internal racism and Treasonous Hatred for this country . . . they should ALLL BE IMPEACHED .....

    July 25, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  21. RM

    I used to be proud to say I was an American. Today, I’m somewhat embarrassed. I’m embarrassed that the super-powered democratic Government of which I am a citizen, does not seem to be functioning and may cost us, both our financial security as well as our standing in the world—why—because of political posturing by congressmen and congresswomen who are caught up in elections as opposed to looking out for their constituents and the American people.
    With the debt limit deadline looming, I’m wondering where these legislators who are now hell bent on cutting spending were eight years ago when spending increased pulling us from a surplus at a time of war in to a downward spiral of trillions that came to a head in 2008 and has brought us to the current financial crisis? In fact, why hasn’t our government been protecting us the past 20-30 years from a crisis like this that has been years in the making? Any person with common sense knows that along with the cuts, must come with a tax increase—even my more conservative Republican family and friends recognize this necessity.
    I have a suggestion for our GOP congressmen and women that can contribute to deficit reduction—cut your lifetime pensions and health benefits that you so generously enjoy—go private! We can’t afford it!

    July 25, 2011 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  22. S. In California - Obama 2012

    @ Reg
    Give me a break. Thats all he ever does is talk and campaign. It will be the same old trash of blaming others for his inability to lead our country. Is everyone as sick of this guy as I am....

    No Reg, I am not sick of "this guy" as you put it. He is the best president since FDR (just not forceful enough) but what I am sick of are bigots like you who continually fight him and feel he is "out of his place". I don't agree with everything he does – but at least he is trying which is far more than I can say of YOUR party.

    July 25, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  23. Ron

    TIme to put Boehner/Cantor/McConnell and the tea-publican party in check. They can say "hell no you can't!" til the cows come home. Tell everyone you want a clean plan or one that is veto-proof! Other than that, you are going to veto a short-term plan and use the 14th Amendment to get the job done. Enough is enough. Grow a pair!

    July 25, 2011 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  24. Ms. D. Lee Ezell

    I am a 67 year old Black woman who attended segregated schools and suffered many other indignities for being Black. I am ashamed that I thought I could begin to forget the pain of those days. With Barack Obama as President, the hatred and ugliness has raised its head again albeit in many disguises. Call it what you will, defict problems, slow economy or war. We know these nay sayers would be more cooperative if the President was any white man. I cannot believe that I will leave this world soon never knowing a time in my life when my country was not willing to hate to its very own demise.
    May God Bless us again!!

    July 25, 2011 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |