November 30th, 2010
12:57 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama, GOP leaders seek compromise on tax cuts

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration and congressional leaders have begun talks toward reaching a deal on extending the Bush-era tax cuts, President Barack Obama said after a meeting with representatives of both parties on Tuesday.

Republican leaders confirmed Tuesday that they discussed a compromise with Obama during their nearly two-hour meeting.

Filed under: President Obama • Taxes
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    No compromises Mr. President!!! If they want to trade their tax cuts for the wealthy for our extension of unemployment benefits, no deal. If those Fascists are serious about fiscal responsibility, they will be screaming let them expire for everyone. But they're not!!!

    November 30, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. Tom

    Since the Republicans won the house:
    -unemployment extensions cut for families.
    -Republicans holding up the START treaty
    -Talks of war(with N. Korea)
    -Back to the general feeling we are in danger, and no longer calm.

    Enjoying your tea duped voters? (The President wasn't doing a bad job after all, perhaps).

    November 30, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  3. Indie Woman in Denver

    Please remember, Mr Prez, that giving in to the Repubs IS NOT compromise. Please do NOT give in to their demands. No bailouts for billionaires!

    November 30, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Oh Jeeez!
    I smell a SET-UP.

    November 30, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  5. Me

    The word 'compromise' is NOT in the GOtP vocabulary. They don't know what it means or how to do it.
    The agenda of the GOP doesn't include jobs or the economy or helping anyone but the rich!
    Their goal for 2011is to IMPEACH PRESIDENT OBAMA!
    Their only concern is the destruction of this President and reattaining power. period
    Why is the media acting kkuje the republicans are going to do something different

    November 30, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  6. Ian P. McKenzie

    To the President and all involved,
    Instead of trying to guess what the american people want regarding the extension of tax cuts, consider the following:
    Extend the tax cuts to a month past the next election. This would allow the candidates in the contest for president to run on the issue. There is no doubt that the American people will come out to vote so let them pick the candidate with the best overall plan for the country. The latter only works if candidates can articulate in a way that is both meaningful and understandable. The candidates would need to explain to the American voters the long term ramifications of each recommended tax policy. If all of you can not decide what to do then let us.

    November 30, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    Hmm, dying to see what that is!!!

    November 30, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  8. Wes B.

    Nice to see a compromise. It's a Christmas miracle!

    Now, let's wait for the details to see if it was a real compromise, or if one side gave in much more than the other.

    November 30, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  9. kds562

    Compromise – extend all tax cuts and unemployment benefits for two years

    November 30, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. Jim from Va

    Everyone is for compromise or at least say that for political advantage.But then everyone has their own definition to what is the meaning of that word.

    November 30, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  11. Double W

    Awaiting the Obama tax hike.

    November 30, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  12. diridi

    what compromise...b.s....raise the tax on who make more than is not is asking for nation's growth, and good....and progress...o.k...way to go obama...

    November 30, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |