November 29th, 2010
07:53 AM ET
10 years ago

Taxes, budget and jobless benefits – Congress at the wire

NEW YORK (CNN) - The lame-duck Congress returns on Monday to a daunting agenda of economic issues.

And lawmakers will try to accomplish in a few weeks what has eluded them all year.


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  1. jules sand-perkins

    The strong survive: that is true morality.

    November 29, 2010 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  2. Whatever

    RASIE the "middle class" tax ceiling to $1,000,000. Anyone making $1,000,000 or more will see an increase in taxes. Heck Warren Buffet and Bill Gates will never pay a lot in taxes so we all should strive to become billionaries should we can be in their tax bracket.

    REPEAL DADT – May shock you who falls out of the closet!!!

    EXTEND unemployment INSURANCE benefits!!!! Every American pays into this fund before we even see our checks. It is insurance for the time when we need it. They need it GIVE IT TO THEM!!!!!!!!

    SET new budget with NO NEW spending!!! Let the Republicians BALANCE the budget in 2011 as well as raise the debt ceiling!!!!

    November 29, 2010 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  3. King

    Congress should take the 800 billion dollars of tax cut money to the rich and hire 5 to 6 million American workers off the top to modernize America's infrastructure and transportation system and bypass sending the money to the states or corporations. The states will get their money off the emence state tax revenue and the corporations will get theirs off the epic demand these hirees will bring. Government can Ill afford to keep giving big corporations tax break money and they keep putting trillions of dollars on the side, refusing to hold up their end in the supply and demand capitalistic system, and reinvest the American people demand money back into the economy to creat jobs. The government have to take drastic move to save this economy, because corporations are holding the American people hostage, because they want a few more tax break money to put in their pockets, and want to kill competition from middle businesses that want to take over their spot.

    November 29, 2010 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    My approval grade of what this outgoing group of lawmakers has done is even less than Obama's 39%.
    Even in today's public educational system, that appears on a report card as an "F."
    Why don't they just Christmas shop and drink martinis until they leave DC?

    November 29, 2010 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  5. Jim from Va

    We would not be in this position if Obama was doing his job.

    November 29, 2010 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    1. Pass the Dream Act;
    2. Repeal DADT
    3. Raise threshold from $250,000 to $500,000 or more and END Tax Cuts for those making OVER the threshold and EXTEND Tax Cuts for those making UNDER that threshold.

    The RepubliCAN'Ts are very QUIET now!!! I wonder why? It does not matter what the Democrats do, the RepubliCAN'Ts are going to spend the next two years REPEALING everything and we're going to be in a "TWO-YEAR LAME CHICKEN" season and NOthing is going to get accomplished!!

    We need to continue Moving America Forward with our current leader, President Obama, instead of playing POLITICS on the American people's minds!!! A MIND is a terrible thing to waste so STOP wasting it!

    November 29, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  7. Ancient Texan

    It's possible that when the unemployment benefits stop, that some will actually seek and find a job? I know some people that will ride the easy route as long as possible. Most probably don't abuse the system in that manner, but some do!

    November 29, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  8. Four and The Door

    Here's the irony. Democrats want to extend unemployment benefits because there aren't enough jobs being created and at the same time they want to increase taxes on the people who create jobs. Thank goodness the American people spoke up and let Washington know it's time for a new strategy!

    November 29, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |