Obama signs tax deal into law
December 17th, 2010
04:30 PM ET

Obama signs tax deal into law

President Barack Obama signing the $858 billion tax bill into law  Friday, calling it a "substantial victory for middle class families across the country."

Vice President Joe Biden said the tax bill is a result of politicians on both sides of the aisle coming together to act on behalf of Americans.

"I stand here today to say our fight has paid off," he told reporters at the bill signing.

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  1. ella quent

    Some Americans are too stupid to have a smart president.

    December 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Miss d

    The bottom line is the president is black and you all have a problem with that. it is sad when it took the bush administration at least 3 years to put us in this recession and know you all get upset after only 18 months of trying to keep people a float so you put back the same GOP people back in control well in 2011 when you find out all the cuts in housing;education etc. remember you VOTED against someone black; fin"ly it is mazing how the GOP ONLY CARED ABOUT THE RICH BULL OF YOU ABOUT HIS BIRTH CERTICATE MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE CAN NOT SEE HOW THE GOP DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE 2mill. people who has not received their check since NOVEMBER 30. SHAME ON YOU.

    December 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ella quent

    Thankfully, most Americans are too smart to have a stupid president...and then there are the "birthers" who are just too dumb to even comment about

    December 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AsiaMajor

    Is his birth really the issue? I have never seen a president given so much grief about non-issues. Where were the out cries when the Bush administration stole his second election, got us into this never-ending war, started the ball rolling on this recession, all while lining the pockets of his rich friends? Try to put your racism to rest for the better good of the country. The Republicans have shown you guys time and time again that they don't given a fcuk about, and you're still on on the birth certificate siht wake up! It's not about partisanship. It's about class-ism. I've never understood middle-lower income Republicans. They are so blinded by party alliance (and sometimes racism) they don't even realize the Republican agenda is most cases is in direct contrast to their personal needs. THINK FOR YOURSELF!!!

    December 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BigGameJames

    Several officials, media organizations, as well as the state of Hawai'i have certified his birth. Every birther claim that was brought before the U.S. Supreme court was dismissed. And it has been proven that if some of the "evidence" of Obama not being a citizen would have meant that his maternal grandparents, along with Hawaii state officials and Hawaii local media were all involved in an elaborate scheme in preparation of Barack being president of the United States...40 YEARS LATER!! And most of this crap is being spread by people who just can't accept that a black man is president such as white supremacists and other Head up their butts organizations.

    December 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Veritas

    Mr Obamas birth certificate is hardly a bone of contention. or your saying WE as a nation were stupid enough to vote in a non citizen which we're not however we are stupid enough after 8 very long detrimental years under reps. to ever vote them into power again. stand by your party dems the republican machine needs to be taken down so humans can rule thier own destiny.

    December 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pw

    I recently got a copy of my birth certifate, it is digitized. I guess the birthers are going to say that people born in washington, dc are illegal aliens.

    December 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. pw

    I misspell certificate. So sorry!

    December 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pw

    When I got a copy of my birth certificate, the person at vital statictics; informed me that all birth and death records were digitize in the late 90s.

    December 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sharon

    Some of you people get over it. Hawaii is an state. Time & time again Pres Obama have proved his birth right. Furthermore his mother is an U.S. citizen. McCainwas born in Panama where is the fuss on that. Oh right! It doesn't matter he's white. Pres Obama is doing a great job despite all the roadblocks the Repubs put in his way. If you want to blame someone blame the Repubs for holding some of the Bills hostage so they can have their way. Think about all those men & womens who volunter all their time at 9/11 and became ill now not receiving any medical benefits due to theRepubs. This is so wrong! But Hey! Some of you put them office.

    December 19, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. Alicia l brooks

    I feel that the pres. obama should have put the 99s in the bill ,some 99s like me vote for dems. I do not no why he felt to leave us out. I still feel that Pres. Obama is doing the best he can. I'am comeing over his house to eat dinner.

    December 20, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. Free the Leaf

    legalize and tax it already!

    December 21, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
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