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WASHINGTON– In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the urgency of Democrats and Republicans coming together to take a balanced approach to cutting the deficit to strengthen our economy and leave for our children a more secure future.
Remarks of President Barack Obama
Saturday, July 23, 2011
For years, the government has spent more money than it takes in. The result is a lot of debt on our nation’s credit card – debt that unless we act will weaken our economy, cause higher interest rates for families, and force us to scale back things like education and Medicare.
Now, folks in Washington like to blame one another for this problem. But the truth is, neither party is blameless. And both parties have a responsibility to do something about it. Every day, families are figuring out how stretch their paychecks – struggling to cut what they can’t afford so they can pay for what’s really important. It’s time for Washington to do the same thing. But for that to happen, it means that Democrats and Republicans have to work together. It means we need to put aside our differences to do what’s right for the country. Everyone is going to have to be willing to compromise. Otherwise, we’ll never get anything done.
That’s why we need a balanced approach to cutting the deficit. We need an approach that goes after waste in the budget and gets rid of pet projects that cost billions of dollars. We need an approach that makes some serious cuts to worthy programs – cuts I wouldn’t make under normal circumstances. And we need an approach that asks everybody to do their part.
So that means, yes, we have to make serious budget cuts; but that it’s not right to ask middle class families to pay more for college before we ask the biggest corporations to pay their fair share of taxes. It means that before we stop funding clean energy, we should ask oil companies and corporate jet owners to give up the tax breaks that other companies don’t get. Before we cut medical research, we should ask hedge fund managers to stop paying taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries. Before we ask seniors to pay more for Medicare, we should ask the wealthiest taxpayers to give up tax breaks we simply cannot afford under these circumstances.
That’s the heart of this approach: serious cuts, balanced by some new revenues. And it’s been the position of every Democratic and Republican leader who has worked to reduce the deficit, from Bill Clinton to Ronald Reagan. In fact, earlier this week, one of the most conservative members of the Senate, Tom Coburn, announced his support for a balanced, bipartisan plan that shows promise. And then a funny thing happened. He received a round of applause – from a group of Republican and Democratic senators. That’s a rare event in Washington.
So there will be plenty of haggling over the details in the days ahead. But this debate boils down to a simple choice. We can come together for the good of the country and reach a compromise; we can strengthen our economy and leave for our children a more secure future. Or we can issue insults and demands and ultimatums at each another, withdraw to our partisan corners, and achieve nothing. Well, we know the right thing to do. And we know what the American people expect us to do.
WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Obama called on both parties to work together to find a balanced approach to solving our nation’s deficit problem. The President emphasized the importance of compromise and shared sacrifice so that we can overcome our fiscal challenges and move our country forward. To get our fiscal house in order, we must cut spending, but we must also close tax loopholes for special interests and ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. Through cooperation and a bipartisan approach, we can get our economy on firmer ground and give our businesses the confidence they need to create more jobs across the United States.
Remarks of President Barack Obama
The White House
July 16, 2011
Today, there’s a debate going on in Washington over the best way to get America’s fiscal house in order and get our economy on a stronger footing going forward.
For a decade, America has been spending more money than we’ve taken in. For several decades, our debt has been rising. And let’s be honest – neither party in this town is blameless. Both have talked this problem to death without doing enough about it. That’s what drives people nuts about Washington. Too often, it’s a place more concerned with playing politics and serving special interests than resolving real problems or focusing on what you’re facing in your own lives.
But right now, we have a responsibility – and an opportunity – to reduce our deficit as much as possible and solve this problem in a real and comprehensive way.
Simply put, it will take a balanced approach, shared sacrifice, and a willingness to make unpopular choices on all our parts. That means spending less on domestic programs. It means spending less on defense programs. It means reforming programs like Medicare to reduce costs and strengthen the program for future generations. And it means taking on the tax code, and cutting out certain tax breaks and deductions for the wealthiest Americans.
Now, some of these things don’t make folks in my party too happy. And I wouldn’t agree to some of these cuts if we were in a better fiscal situation, but we’re not. That’s why I’m willing to compromise. I’m willing to do what it takes to solve this problem, even if it’s not politically popular. And I expect leaders in Congress to show that same willingness to compromise.
The truth is, you can’t solve our deficit without cutting spending. But you also can’t solve it without asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share – or without taking on loopholes that give special interests and big corporations tax breaks that middle-class Americans don’t get.
It’s pretty simple. I don’t think oil companies should keep getting special tax breaks when they’re making tens of billions in profits. I don’t think hedge fund managers should pay taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries. I don’t think it’s fair to ask nothing of someone like me when the average family has seen their income decline over the past decade – and when many of you are just trying to stretch every dollar as far it it’ll go.
We shouldn’t put the burden of deficit reduction on the backs of folks who’ve already borne the brunt of the recession. It’s not reasonable and it’s not right. If we’re going to ask seniors, or students, or middle-class Americans to sacrifice, then we have to ask corporations and the wealthiest Americans to share in that sacrifice. We have to ask everyone to play their part. Because we are all part of the same country. We are all in this together.
So I’ve put things on the table that are important to me and to Democrats, and I expect Republican leaders to do the same. After all, we’ve worked together like that before. Ronald Reagan worked with Tip O’Neill and Democrats to cut spending, raise revenues, and reform Social Security. Bill Clinton worked with Newt Gingrich and Republicans to balance the budget and create surpluses. Nobody ever got everything they wanted. But they worked together. And they moved this country forward.
That kind of cooperation should be the least you expect from us – not the most you expect from us. You work hard, you do what’s right, and you expect leaders who do the same. You sent us to Washington to do the tough things. The right things. Not just for some of us, but for all of us. Not just what’s enough to get through the next election – but what’s right for the next generation.
You expect us to get this right. To put America back on firm economic ground. To forge a healthy, growing economy. To create new jobs and rebuild the lives of the middle class. And that’s what I’m committed to doing.
Washington- Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following column discussing House Republicans commitment to encouraging private-sector job growth without tax hikes:
“Recently, we learned our economy still isn’t creating enough jobs. The latest unemployment figures from the U.S. Department of Labor showed an increase in our national unemployment rate to 9.2% and dismal job growth. This recent report is evidence that the Democrats’ policies – the misguided ‘stimulus’ spending binge, excessive regulations, and overwhelming national debt – continue to hold back private-sector job creation in our country. Now, those same Democrats are lobbying for a tax-our-way-out solution. But House Republicans understand that raising taxes on job creators will only make things worse.
“The Labor Department says unemployment benefit applications have topped 400,000 for 12 straight weeks. With figures such as these, how can anyone possibly say that the Democrats’ policies have worked? It is time to implement new policies that will take our country in a different direction and increasing taxes is not the answer.
“Washington’s spending problem has continuously created uncertainty among private-sector job creators. Instead of cutting spending and getting our fiscal house in order, the Democrats who run Washington want to increase taxes to help pay for their out-of-control spending. But raising taxes on the job creators we are counting on to invest and expand is simply backwards.
“Recently, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office’s director, Douglas Elmendorf, told the House Budget Committee that ‘higher marginal tax rates do reduce economic activity to some extent by views of most economists.’ Reducing economic activity through higher taxes can only hurt job creation. It is not a solution to our economic woes.
“As Stanford economist John B. Taylor put it ‘it would be very harmful to have a tax rate increase’ because ‘the more you tax something, the less you get of it.’
“House Republicans understand that with excessive regulations, overwhelming national debt, and government spending there are already enough disincentives for small businesses to invest and grow. Raising taxes on the very people that we expect to invest in our economy and create jobs is the wrong policy to get our country back on track.
“By stopping Washington from spending money it doesn’t have, making serious changes to the way we spend taxpayer dollars, and stopping tax increases, we will help our job creators get back to doing what they do best – creating jobs. And we are hopeful that our Democratic counterparts will join us and support policies that will do something big for our economy and help get Americans back to work.
“I have listened to your calls, emails, and comments, and I know that the majority of Americans agree that tax hikes would hurt job creation. According to a recent national survey, Americans said that job growth would best be revived through cuts in government spending and cuts in taxes – solutions included in the Republican job creation plan.
“If we truly want to get America working again, Washington must not raid the pocketbooks of the very individuals we are encouraging to take a risk and create jobs.
“House Republicans are going to continue to support job growth in America instead of continuing the failed policies of the past. I encourage you to review the details in our jobs agenda at GOP.Jobs.Gov.
“Boehner represents Ohio’s 8th District, which includes all of Darke, Miami, and Preble counties, most of Butler and Mercer counties, and the northeastern corner of Montgomery County. He was first elected to Congress in 1990.”
WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Obama called on both parties to come together during this unique moment to find a significant, balanced approach to deficit reduction that lets us live within our means without hurting investments our economy needs to grow and create jobs. The President believes the American people deserve to have their leaders work in a bipartisan way to find common ground to tackle our fiscal challenges so we can be in a stronger position to focus on new job-creation measures to get the American people back to work.
Remarks of President Barack Obama
July 9, 2011
Earlier this week, we did something that’s never been done here at the White House – we had a Twitter Town Hall. I even sent my first live tweet as President. The questions at the town hall were sent in from across the country and covered all kinds of topics – from jobs and the economy to education and energy.
Lots of people also submitted different versions of another question. They’d start by saying that our politics has grown so contentious. Then they’d ask, When will both parties in Congress come together on behalf of the people who elected them?
That’s a really important question, and it goes to the heart of a debate we’re having right now in this country – and that’s the debate about how to tackle the problem of our deficits and our debt.
Now, there are obviously real differences in approach. I believe we need a balanced approach. That means taking on spending in our domestic programs and our defense programs. It means addressing the challenges in programs like Medicare so we can strengthen those programs and protect them for future generations. And it means taking on spending in the tax code – spending on tax breaks and deductions for the wealthiest Americans.
But I also know that Republicans and Democrats don’t see eye to eye on a number of issues. And so, we’re going to continue working over the weekend to bridge those gaps.
The good news is, we agree on some of the big things. We agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we finally need to get our fiscal house in order. We agree that to do that, both sides are going to have to step outside their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. And we agree that we simply cannot afford to default on our national obligations for the first time in our history; that we need to uphold the full faith and credit of the United States of America
With a recovery that’s still fragile and isn’t producing all the jobs we need, the last thing we can afford is the usual partisan game-playing in Washington. By getting our fiscal house in order, Congress will be in a stronger position to focus on some of the job-creating measures I’ve already proposed – like putting people to work rebuilding America’s infrastructure, or reforming our patent system so that our innovators and entrepreneurs have a greater incentive to generate new products, or making college more affordable for families. And businesses that may be holding back because of the uncertainty surrounding the possibility of a default by the U.S. government will have greater confidence to invest and create jobs.
I know we can do this. We can meet our fiscal challenge. That’s what the American people sent us here to do. They didn’t send us here to kick our problems down the road. That’s exactly what they don’t like about Washington. They sent us here to work together. They sent us here to get things done.
Right now, we have an extraordinary – and extraordinarily rare – opportunity to move forward in a way that makes sure our government lives within its means, that puts our economy on a sounder footing for the future, and that still invests in the things we need to prosper in the years to come. And I’m hopeful that we will rise to the moment, and seize this opportunity, on behalf of all Americans, and the future we hold in common. Thanks everyone, and have a great weekend.
“The President believes that solving our fiscal problems is an economic imperative. But in order to do that, we cannot ask the middle-class and seniors to bear all the burden of higher costs and budget cuts. We need a balanced approach that asks the very wealthiest and special interests to pay their fair share as well, and we believe the American people agree.
“Both parties have made real progress thus far, and to back off now will not only fail to solve our fiscal challenge, it will confirm the cynicism people have about politics in Washington. The President believes that now is the moment to rise above that cynicism and show the American people that we can still do big things. And so tomorrow, he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject the politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge.”
We have lost a truly inspirational woman. May she rest in Peace. She were one of our nation’s greatest First Ladies. It’s sad to realize that a an incredible person like Betty Ford would be considered to liberal for todays GOP. She was a true role model a lady of courage and class. She will be missed.
Hello, convince me a Liberal Democrat who feels that Healthcare is a basic human right. That I should vote for you. Why is it in the most powerful country in the world that just because you lose your job, your health care ends if you can’t afford to pay for cobra? I don’t think politicians understand that if you’re living on your savings and the joke that is unemployment insurance you’re lucky to keep food on the table. While Governor of Massachusetts you were all for Universal Healthcare what changed? . Obama’s Healthcare package is a joke. It needs to be redone to actually help people. You Republicans have done everything possible to scare people into thinking we are going to be Marxist if we have universal healthcare. Canada Britain France and Germany to name a few have it and they’re not Marxist. Yes I know you can say our taxes will go through the roof, but maybe the wars that Bush started and Obama keeps going could have helped played for some of it. Maybe all the financial aid we give to different countries in the Middle East could decrease and help pay for it. Lastly maybe if the idea of Universal Health Care was packaged in a different way Americans would see how important it is for all of us
Oh and why did Republicans do everything possible to block the extension of unemployment benefits before it was finally passed? Do you think your average Unemployed American really would rather get unemployment benefits than work? The answer is no no no. Most unemployed Americans would rather have a job and work hard for their money.
The Republican Party and The Democratic party only seem to care about themselves. They spend far too much time arguing with each other and they don’t get anything done. It’s not about what party you belong to it’s about doing what is best for the average American, young old and in between.
Will you be a true leader? Will you really put us (the average American) first before your party? Please answer my letter, I’ve called and e-mailed the White House, no body has ever bothered to answer back. I really hope you’re much better than that.