December 4th, 2010
05:48 PM ET
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. NameHD 100% ETH

    Who is real American anyways; Rep or Dem?

    Who can't keep-up a power?

    December 4, 2010 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. David Blackburn

    What do you expect, Mr. President. The Republcans do not care about anyone but themselves. Do not cave into the Republicans!!!!! Let them go up on everyone!!!!!!!

    December 4, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  3. David Blackburn

    No to compromise!!!!!!!

    December 4, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. Indiana Voter

    I love watching Democrats blame Republicans when they still control both houses of Congress. They still can't get anything done. This is why they were voted out. What a bunch of losers. Too bad they acted like children and they played politics with the tax cuts. Now the adults will have to take care of business when they come back in January. Obama better be ready for some stiff resistance like he hasn't seen before. Democrats did it to Bush, now it is Obama's turn.

    December 4, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  5. Marcus

    To Scott who said these beautiful words: 'Because history has shown that lowering taxes encourages economic growth and the solution to this problem isn't taxation, it's a healthy economy and smaller, efficient government.'

    Another defendant of Reaganomics... Get real, what history books you read? What economy books?
    The 'Less government, less taxes' would be pretty good, if the USA were NOT a country with over 300 million people living in it. To grant all these people protection (law enforcement, firefighters, rescue services, military forces and the likes) cost money, not to mention provide a good infrastructure, minimal (and acceptable) conditions for everybody to coexist (Judiciary) and other stuff. It costs money, so it needs taxes... And those who are ABOVE 250K per year got a break (or 'cut') that the rest of the country had not, as if they were in need of it, with the excuse that they would use that money to 'create more jobs'.
    Well, they did it, outside US jurisdiction.

    December 4, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  6. megan

    please prez don"t cave . let the tax expire for everyone.god will see us through each and everyone of us that support what you are trying to do for the people that has less then you and myself. may god keep his loving arm around you as we go through this strom.just hold on joy will come in the morning.

    December 4, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  7. jules sand-perkins

    This heated argument about "tax cuts for the rich" is less about taxes than about resentment of successful persons.
    If one is particularly lacking in success, he would do well to analyze the differences between the successful and himself.
    In almost every case, an honest but unsuccessful person will observe that the successful persons he envies and/or hates (1) work much more than he does, and (2) worked harder to prepare themselves to work than he did. Hint: the successful actually attract business to the firms that hire them.
    The cure for failure is not unfair taxation of the successful: the cure for failure is changing and becoming successful.

    December 4, 2010 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    The only thing that failed was raising taxes on the people who create jobs. You would think after these soaring unemployment numbers he would care about American jobs.

    December 4, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |