Top Democrats to meet with Obama
December 6th, 2010
02:49 PM ET
9 years ago

Top Democrats to meet with Obama

Washington (CNN) - Two Democratic congressional aides tell CNN that top Democrats will meet with President Obama in the 3 p.m. hour when he returns from North Carolina. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Dick Durbin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Steny Hoyer will meet with Obama to discuss how to move forward on tax cuts.

Pelosi and Hoyer will also join a group of House Democrats for a 2 p.m. meeting with Vice President Joe Biden. Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. Xavier Becerra, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, and Rep. John Larson are among those who will meet with Biden to discuss tax cuts, according to two Democratic congressional aides.

A Democratic congressional source tells CNN the message congressional Democrats have for Biden and Obama is, "We won't rubber stamp a deal between the White House and Mitch Mcconnell. ...We want to make it clear - don't take our support for granted."

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  1. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    You moron DemocRATS aren't voting to "cut" my taxes! Your voting to leave them alone or RAISE them! They were tax cuts when they originally happened. Stop trying to deceive the American people with your double speak.

    December 6, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Get it RIGHT Democrats!!!! Stop letting the RepubliCAN'Ts "Woof" ya'll!!! You caved in with lots of other things in the past – public option; the war in Iraq, etc. – and if you give in to this one – You will all lose in 2012!!!

    President Obama has NOTHNG to lose and a LOT to gain!!! The RepubliCAN'Ts feel that they are the ONLY ones in America and everything has to go their way. They couldn't even agree with raising the threshold because that would mean they are "COMPROMISING" and that goes against their PLEDGE among themselves; the waterloo they want to create, again; their goals to have President Obama FAIL!!!!

    Please continue to Move America Forward because you are on the right track. The election of 2010 was NOT about TAX CUTS nor is the REPUBLICAN’Ts! But the RepubliCAN’Ts are trying to make the American people believe that!!

    December 6, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. gt

    this group reminds me of a bunch of snails... no back bone and little guts.....i bet the kid who sigh with washington is happy he wont get his 126 million dollars tax.. oh yea he will create jobs....ugh... stick by your convictions.. tax those ultra rich ...jason and all those ball players can handel it....

    December 6, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Hudson

    Thats has not given us anything but misery for the last two years. Try meeting with the people you are negotiating with and get this thing over already on unemployment benefits and taxes.

    December 6, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. John Boehner is the dumbest person to become speaker

    Mitch McConnell should not be running the show. Let all the tax cuts expire, we all need to make sacrifices for our country.

    December 6, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. S. In California

    Please Mr. President for once GET MAD. GET ANGRY. GET TOUGH. Stand up and say NO COMPROMISE. Not now – not ever. Let these repubs. know once and for all they CAN'T run over YOU. We the people STAND WITH YOU. Go Mr. President!

    December 6, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  7. Chipster

    Democrats had better start to act like leaders. Tell the GOP "NO DEAL!" Let the tax cuts expire if they won't agree to continuing them just for the middle class. We cannot afford to keep paying millionaires and billionaires in the hopes that they will create jobs (they haven't!) or that a few crumbs will fall from their banquet tables (they don't!). If President Obama fails to stand up for Democratic principles, he can pack his toys and go home. Eight years of Republican "rule" has put our country in deep financial trouble. We need someone who's willing to fight the supply-side nonsens.

    December 6, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. chris

    They need to let those tax cuts expire!!! I am sorry about those people who are unemployed but it is the Republicans who don't care about them. Heck they didn't want to extend the unemployment benefits earlier this year!!! It is time for the Democrats to play HARDBALL!!!

    December 6, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. King

    Dems you need to get the president to use the 700 billion dollar tax cut to REBUILDING AMERICA INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (RAITS). Tax does not run this economy DEMAND does and both parties keep rejecting the demand portion and only looking at the supply side. I don't care how many billions you give these companies, the country will never grow because there is no customers. When demand is high companies hire to help put out more quality products for the customers, when the customers don't have any spending money they go out of business, and the ones that survive have to lay workers off. The RAITS project will hire 6 to 7 million people directly and another 2 to 3 million off the epic demand this project will muster. Steel and cement businesses will florish, their will be a project czar appointed by the president, and the states will get their money via state taxes. This will be the most colossal modernization project ever in history.

    December 6, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  10. Ray

    This tax fight is all for show. Its a done deal. The Presidents own people have already told him their needs to be an extension of the current rates. This is all just a show and politcal gamesmanship for the coming election in 2012. Thre are some absolute morins out there who believe all this rhetoric coming from Washington. Bunch of sheep.

    December 6, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    Let the tax cuts ALL expire. We have already suffered too much from these very tax cuts Bush enacted 10 years ago. Extending them once again is foolishness beyond repair.

    December 6, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |