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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:08 PM

Statement by President Obama on the Buffett Rule


The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2012
Statement by the President on the Buffett Rule

Tonight, Senate Republicans voted to block the Buffett Rule, choosing once again to protect tax breaks for the wealthiest few Americans at the expense of the middle class.

The Buffett Rule is common sense. At a time when we have significant deficits to close and serious investments to make to strengthen our economy, we simply cannot afford to keep spending money on tax cuts that the wealthiest Americans donít need and didnít ask for. But itís also about basic fairness Ė itís just plain wrong that millions of middle-class Americans pay a higher share of their income in taxes than some millionaires and billionaires. America prospers when weíre all in it together and everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

One of the fundamental challenges of our time is building an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. And I will continue to push Congress to take steps to not only restore economic security for the middle class and those trying to reach the middle class, but also to create an economy thatís built to last.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/04/16/statement-president-buffett-rule



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Tx4obama Apr 2012 #1
freshwest Apr 2012 #3
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2012 #8
freshwest Apr 2012 #9
orpupilofnature57 Apr 2012 #2
Rosco T. Apr 2012 #4
GunnyTurd Apr 2012 #5
gateley Apr 2012 #6
Jamaal510 Apr 2012 #7

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:12 PM

1. Related article on the link below


Obama Skewers Senate Republicans for Blocking the Buffett Rule
http://www.politicususa.com/obama-buffett-rule-vote/

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:22 PM

3. What can he do at this time? They will not budge.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:15 AM

8. continue to tell the truth about them

loudly, publicly, repeatedly.

people are listening....little by little the truth pierces the stupidity, for most people, anyway.

i hate the slowness, but there's no other way. I don't know, though...once awareness hits critical mass...

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 12:00 PM

9. True, let's hope enough hear and understand to make that point. Thanks.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:17 PM

2. Who do They work for ? who are they

Pryor D-AZ for the grand number of one , Thank You Sen. Collins R-ME

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:37 PM

4. Translation

"Thank you dumbass GOP'ers for giving me a BIGGER stick to beat you about the head and shoulders with for the next 7 months.

You're welcome.... start packing."

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Response to Rosco T. (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:05 PM

5. GOP Insanity

It's times like these when you realize how misinformed the people who vote for these scumbag repubs really are.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:13 PM

6. They should have called it the Reagan Rule and run that audio of him saying the same

things Obama is saying now.

What vile human beings those Republicans are.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:51 PM

7. The lone Democrat who opposed the Buffet Rule should be ran out of the party.

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