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. jefflz

    What I hear is the sound of the richest 2% laughing all the way to the bank. The money they will sock away will come out of programs that could have truly stimulated the economy and helped to get this country on the right track. Nice going Mr. President – you are a complete sell-out.

    December 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy


    December 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dr. phil

    Would someone please explain the difference between a "certificate of live birth" and an actual birth certificate to President Obama? Most people think his birth certificate has been made public when in fact it has not.

    December 18, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • David Fitzgerald

      Would you people please stop with this insanity. The man is President. He's been President. Get over it. Show some damn respect. Get over your partisanship and just show some respect for once in your life.

      December 18, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • AsiaMajor

      Is his birth really the issue? I have never seen a president given so much grief about non-issues. Where were you guys when Bush stole his second election? 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 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MissAnthrope

    Oh, for heaven's sake! Old news....

    December 18, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |

    Fbi need invgestor obama with birth cerficate at hawaii
    Obama must approve show to congress with his birth cerficate at hawaii but im belived that obama are not born in hawaii cause birth cerficate is crack tear that is avoid at hawaii

    December 18, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • David Fitzgerald


      December 18, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |

    Obama need approve with name of doctor in hawaii about birth certiface of obama

    December 18, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • David Fitzgerald

      Your an idiot too. Grow up and show some respect.

      December 18, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. scotty

    u people need to go to hell and leave obama alone

    December 18, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Beam me up Scotty.

    December 18, 2010 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. phil

    We all go to hell when we die. Till then, show me his birth certificate, not his certificate of live birth.

    December 18, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
    • David Fitzgerald

      And you too sir are an idiot.

      December 18, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. PGee

    Gosh: it took this long for his bosses to give him the go-ahead to do something FOR Americans??? So first they destroy the middle-class, and then they offer....what? Those thieves and crooks in Washington will do better to bring our jobs and industry back from the foreign countries they've sent them to if they really want to heal our nation's collapsing economy (of course they don't want to do something like that since they're the ones who brought down the hammer and sickle onto America's back in the first place). Thanks for Detroit and Deep-Water Horizon (what generous gifts).

    December 18, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. BigGameJames

    Still on that birther crap. The Army doctor who refused deployment was begging for his job back. Trust me if Obama was not a citizen we would've found out way before he took office. Unlike the birthers they would have had INTELLIGENT people investigating it.

    December 18, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |

    I am belived that obama was born in keyena so his family was moved to indeoniea

    December 18, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. phil

    @Big Game James...The President could simply show US his birth-certificate and be done with it. He tried showing US his 'certificate of live birth' but we didn't fall for it. I guess you did?

    December 18, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |

    James is wrong that I want tell jmes so obama must approve with name doctor of birth cerficafte so obama need show to congress about his birth creficate

    December 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tim

    If Obama's mother was a citizen of the USA all of her children are citizens even if born elsewhere. Otherwise how many other illegal people. Do we have?

    December 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
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