Beliefnet
Watchwoman on the Wall

OBAMA: 80% OF AMERICANS WANT HIGHER TAXES...

 

Obama: Public is ‘sold’ on tax increases in a debt-ceiling deal
By Sam Youngman and Alicia M. Cohn – 07/15/11 11:54 AM ET

President Obama on Friday kept up the pressure on Republicans to agree to revenue increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, claiming 80 percent of the public supports Democrats’ demand for tax increases.

“The American people are sold,” Obama said. “The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically.”

"Fork it over, Bub! 80% of Americans want higher taxes, why are you so selfish, you greedy capitalist entrepreneur?"

Throughout the press conference, Obama blasted Republicans for ignoring what he said is the will of the American people by rejecting tax increases that would balance out spending cuts in a debt package.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/171743-obama-public-sold-on-tax-increases-in-debt-ceiling-deal

 

Advertisement

Previous Posts
Join the Discussion
comments powered by Disqus