December 11th, 2010
08:20 AM ET

Ackerman: 'Wealthy people got everything they wanted on their wish list'

Democratic New York Congressman Gary Ackerman talks to "American Morning" about why he’s taking on President Obama’s tax deal.

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  1. andrewhalton

    You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price check http://ow.ly/3akSX .If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy about it and trust me you are not going to loose anything!

    December 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stick dog

    @ Ancient Texan you been sleeping – there's been many people who were poor and unemployed who started businesses and became rich. Jay-Z the rapper comes to mind, Oprah, the guy who started Facebook l could name many of them face it your fellow Texan GWB and his boys crippled our economy – they looted this country. Literally. Its gonna take Obama 2 terms to get us back on track. And he will get us back. To the poster Andrew our health care system in this country is non existent they're all slick willies looking to make as much as they can. What they don't talk about that's real scary is the thousands of unnecessary surgeries performed every year – that's a disgrace, these giant pharmaceuticals giving doctors cash kickbacks to peddle their drugs – medicine should be available to every citizen and hospitals, like most countries in the World but these people fight it they could give a rats azz about their fellow man – selfish to Vegasmama – hang in there once we get rid of Republicans Obama will be able to do what he has to do. Republicans has sold us down the river don't let these snotty nose clowns prevail.

    December 12, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. stick dog

    Another comment on health care how could anyone fight Universal Health care? Why don't they want it like every other civilized country on this Earth? Where you can just walk in to any hospital you want – no problem, money no money so what. Ok you have to get maybe 40 dollars more ta'en out your check so what! Its not welfare because people can get free medical attention its a right all the ones fighting this are doing good financially – but all it takes is one bad accident one layoff one child who does something that forces you to spend all your savings and you're right there with those people you look thru your nose at, wake up and stop being so god dam selfish.

    December 12, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. tinagrim

    After what seemed like a lifetime of thirty-Year adjustable-rate mortgages, with monthly mortgage payments going up all the time, The "123 Mortgage Refinance" helped me to lock in a great low fixed rate of 3.16%, helping me to guarantee myself the ability to always make my mortgage payment on time with money to spare.

    December 12, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kenneth Hedden

    Am I the only one that is getting tired of the spending that goes on with this government, and the only solution is more taxes, or what else can we tax that we haven't already, what can we increase the tax rate on that people won't scream to loud. When is enough...ENOUGH!! Represenative Weiner from NY saying increase the Estate tax, they won't need it, they'll be dead anyway. Where in history have we heard "Taxation without Representation". And what Happened??

    December 12, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. winnifred

    Companies do give out samples. They are looking to put their products in potential consumers' hands. They wouldn't do it if it didn't work one of the place that always worked is "123 Get Samples" search online

    December 12, 2010 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Koji

    I think you forget what 'without representation' means. If you don't like how politicians are doing things, write them. If they continue to not represent you vote them out. I always see lots of people constantly complain, but the percentage of people who vote show that they must not care too much... Unless 10 minutes out of your life for 1 day every 2 years is too much for you.

    December 12, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. SMITTDAWG THE BARBER

    TO BE HONEST, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, POLITICS HAVE REALLY BECOME A JOKE. THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS FALL SHORT OF THE MARK. THE COMMON MAN HAS BEEN LOSING MORE AND MORE POWER FROM HIS "VOICE" OVER THE YEARS. THE EMPLOYERS HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKING HIM, OFTEN TIMES, CUTTING PAY AND BENEFITS. THE JOBS ARE SCARCE, CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, AND THE POLITICIANS AND BUSINESS LEADERS ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE DEVIOUS. THE RICH SPEAK UP, TO PROTECT THEIR WEALTH AND INTEREST, BUT THE MIDDLE CLASS & POOR, KIND OF STAY IN THEIR PLACE, LIKE TRAINED PUPPIES. IT'S REALLY TIME FOR REAL PEOPLE, REAL LEADERS, REAL PEOPLE WITH CONCERN FOR REAL PEOPLE, WHETHER RICH OR POOR, TO REGAIN OUR GOVERNMENT AND OUR COUNTRY. WE ARE BEING PIMPED AND PREYED UPON, AND WE NEED TO STOP IT!

    December 12, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. krissy

    Obama sent millions and millions of dollars to my city to stimulate job growth and they did everything but create jobs with the money.Was a lot of money poof where did it go?

    December 12, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
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