Obama takes fiscal cliff talk to Twitter
December 3rd, 2012
03:54 PM ET
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Obama takes fiscal cliff talk to Twitter

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama took his message on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations to Twitter Monday, personally responding to a handful of selected tweets regarding the ongoing debate over proposed changes to taxes and spending.

But while Twitter may have provided a fairly new venue for Obama to convey his message (he’s personally used Twitter only a handful of times), the president’s talking points on the issue mirrored those he has delivered repeatedly since negotiations began in earnest last month.


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  1. Rick McDaniel

    Honestly......Obama created the fiscal cliff, it is of his own doing, and now he is going to have to live with it. No sympathy here, whatsoever.

    next he will again say "we might not be able to pay SS", and then folks is when the people should demand his resignation!

    December 3, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F

    According to crazy right wingnut posters, Fox foreign owned media (10% Saudi owned) must be telling them that Obama did not win by 4 million votes with 53% of the popular vote to Mittens less than 47%. They think the supreme court selection of Bush, who lost by over 500,000 votes in 2000 was a mandate?

    December 3, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. proudmemberofglobalzero

    It is about time congress works for the American people. First thing..STAY IN DC UNTIL JOB IS DONE. I know of no other organization that gets full pay and benefits for working less than half a year. Where is the outrage?

    December 3, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "since negotiations began in earnest last month."

    Hahaha....you think the GOP/Teatrolls are being "earnest?" LOL. That's just plain laughable. They're insisting on the plan Mittens ran on and lost while claiming that their tenuous hold on the House majority via gerrymandering their districts justifies them ignoring Obama's re-election in a landslide electoral college blowout and 4M+ popular vote lead. Enough is enough.

    December 3, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. CBR

    The fiscal problems of the United States were created by the government because we never budgeted for the "war" which began during the Bush presidency. Regardless of who is to blame we will all need to make some sacrifices if we are to continue this war. So far only those who lost jobs have made sacrifices. Americans also spent money they did not have and bought houses and other purchases that they could not afford. When it was time to pay the bill they just could not do so.

    If this is the only way the President can get the Republicans to sit down and talk them this is a good idea. So far the Republicans have been stonewalling once again. It is certainly very disappointing that the Republicans do not realize that the country re-elected a Democrat and that Obama will continue in Office.

    It is time for Congress to work with the President. The Speaker can not seem to understand that his role is to get Congress to work together. Perhaps he should read a book about Tip O'Neill who knew how to do this. He worked with Reagan and not against him. Together they were able to bring about many changes.

    December 3, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  6. kayla

    honestly rick two unpaid wars which started with your boy bush? really

    December 3, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Fortunately for right wingnuts, their craziness and delusion may be covered under Obamacare.

    December 3, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Two unfunded wars, an unfunded drug program, increasing the size of government, TARP, unfunded tax cuts for the wealthy, led to the $12 trillion debt that the GOP republicans are responsible for. The fiscal cliff is the result of GOP incompetence.

    December 3, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F

    It is a good thing that Bachmann, Gomert, Cantor, King, Braun, and Boner are in congress, because they could not hold a real job.

    December 3, 2012 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |

    I see CNN reported the Republican plan has 2.2 trillion in deficit reduction. It should be noted that Republicans also state their plan is 4.6 trillion if they use the same flawed accounting methods Obama's plan uses to get to 4 trillion. I do not know all the details but I do know Obama's plan counts spending cuts already passed and uses them to pad his plan. So using the same accounting methods for both plans, Republican's is 4.6 trillion in deficit reduction and Obama's 4 trillion. Republicans are stating 2.2 trillion is based on accurate accounting methods.

    December 3, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  11. Gregory M. Newbold

    I hope tax rates rise as a result of no action. Perhaps this will break the fever of brinksmanship in DC.

    Then the Democrats would be smart to have every Dem member of Congress go into their districts touting the Middle Class Tax reduction Act of 2013. Take the lead and OWE the message, Democrats. Find a "30-something" & "40-something" member of Confress to be the primary author of the bill. Pick an up & comer that is likely to seek future high office so that they can point to this legislation when seeking the Presidency in 2016, 2020, or 2024.

    Take premptive steps to avoid the ridicule foisted upon Michele Bachmann this year.

    December 3, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  12. Gurgyl

    ....wise will not say who created–we know who did. Only way out is is RAISE TAX ON WEALTHY AND HAND OFF OF SS AND MEDICARE. Ok.

    December 3, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |