Obama will return Wednesday to D.C. to tackle fiscal cliff
December 25th, 2012
09:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama will return Wednesday to D.C. to tackle fiscal cliff

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is ending his Hawaiian vacation Wednesday to make a late-hour bid to reach a fiscal-cliff deal before the year ends.

He will leave Honolulu Wednesday night and should be back in Washington on Thursday, the White House said. First lady Michelle Obama and their daughters will remain in Hawaii.

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  1. nick

    wow. what a sacrifice

    December 25, 2012 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  2. BKW

    Unfortunately, Pres. Obama's homecoming plate continues to be full of challenges and a deep partisian divide. The question remains, is the generic divide based on authentic ideological differences regarding what's best for the country or does the divide reflect continuing conscious or subconscious efforts by McConnell and others to deride and derail our president.

    December 25, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  3. Gregory M. Newbold

    It`s a shame the man can`t take a week off and stay with the family in Hawaii. The hard truth is, John Boehner is not a leader, or at best, an impotent one.

    If American citizens want to see bi-partisan support for a solution; let Boehner win re-appointment as SPeaker of the House on Jan 3rd. Before then, he will lack the courage to do any balanced deal with the President.

    Moreover, after tax rates go up, a Democrat written Bill to lower some of them will also be seen as a win/win for both parties.

    December 25, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  4. Ed1

    Why come back from vacation you will only do the same play the blame game.

    Congress was elected two years ago to stop all the out of control spending the Democrats were doing and they were elected this year to do the same.

    Obama needs to get serious about overspending and government giveaways and SS and Medicare are not giveaways I have paid 45 years for this.

    December 25, 2012 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    There are 3 parties in the House these days; the demmies, the pubbers, and the TP's. It is the TP"S that are the problem. They would rather ruin the country than compromise. Because of their willingness to run primary opponents against any pubbers who do not bow to them, they have far more influence than their numbers. Boehner would have compromised on the last debt-ceiling debate, and probably would compromise now, but he cannot. The TP's, and those who fear them, will not vote for it. The GOP mainstream needs to face the fact that their wild-eyed relatives are not on their side. They need to kick the TP's out of the party and take them on in the primary races. Until they do the GOP will be worthless and toothless.

    December 25, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  6. Squigman

    Do it, or don't do it. The fact is not too many people care at this point. Those who say they do, are either in debt up to their eye balls, or running on a shoestring budget, and unable to make up any tax increase difference from last year. Now keep in mind that the elected mental pygmies may not get their cushy jobs back come election, but that means a period of adjustment for them, not us. And not too many people care what hurdles the elected parasites have to clear in their personal lives. Them that say they care are used to being subservient, never to change. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

    December 26, 2012 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    Apparently there is a problem regardless of heavy stimulus–slow growth of GDP, for that nation needs to focus onJob-Training and manufacturing-it is fixable problem. Stricter immigration is a dire need in USA...

    December 26, 2012 05:24 am at 5:24 am |
  8. Phyllis G Williams

    America has no 'Fiscal Cliff'. It has 'wicked hearts' which the Lord notes (1st Samuel 16: 7). "The meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace" (Psalm 37: 11)

    December 26, 2012 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  9. steven

    i wonder if the folks who say Obama is always on vacation will take notice of thefact that the president is cutting his christmas vacation short to get back to work inorder to avert a fiscal diaster....a time to be with his family enjoying xmas is put on hold......

    December 26, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |