Tuesday's live video events
April 19th, 2011
07:52 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage on the battle over government spending.

Today's programming highlights...

10:30 am ET - Obama deficit town hall - President Obama travels to a community college in Annandale, Virginia, to discuss his plans for bringing down the deficit.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Budget • Economy • On CNN.com today • Politics • U.S. • Virginia
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Lillie Samuels

    Dear President Obama, I support you in what you are doing to better our country for the middle and lower class citizens in the United States (U.S.). My question is: American's are paying twice for the wars overseas. The cost to fight overseas and the price increase of oil. Both are benifiting the people overseas and taking from the citizens in the U.S. If they really want us to help them, should we not expect oil prices to decrease or at least keep it the same? They have surely heard about our economy but do they care? How high will gas prices increase before we take a stand?

    April 19, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. RiffRaff

    Its the oil speculators/commodities brokers running up the price. Not necessarily determined by supply/demand economics. Unfortunately. The President isnt able to control pricing @the pump.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Planet X

    Wow! http://nopolicestate.com

    April 19, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. Al from CA

    It seems like Wall St. is doing more to mess with everyday Americans than Congress. Based on fear of world events and what seems like PMS induced mood swings, traders are more directly responsible for the fluctuating prices of gas, coffee, cocoa, orange juice, and everything else we use, than Congress! Way to go Wall St. Now you've found a way to make people afraid NOT to sacrifice their hard earned disability and retirement benefits that they've worked for since many of them were in their early teens! It seems like we'll again need to spend our money paying for Wall St. panic over S&P's comments about the debt ceiling. If we don't give up our benefits and assets to help save this country's credit rating we'll be at the mercy of every nation we do business with. The money trickles down to us like alms for the poor and you make it harder and harder to afford to live above the poverty level, unable to have any luxuries at all. I've been listening to people scream at Washington for years. Why can't anybody do anything about Wall St. yanking our reins like we were pack mules forced to haul their margins?

    April 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. holdyh

    The President and Congress need to talk about a borrowing percentage point on the dollar that will not threaten the current economic recovery. That would take a meeting with a proper calculator to do the math. They should then agree to raise the debt ceiling in that meeting with a provision that if by raising the debt ceiling does not work to rebuild the economy. Then a mandatory lower percentage rate on the borrowing on the dollar must be installed if the President's deficit plan is not working for the nation. That percentage rate must be lower than the current level, but not too low to disable the economic recovery. Also in this meeting the discussion of the remembustment payment system of healthcare should take front and center to bring down the cost healthcare. How long should that take? They need to be men and come up with a respectable time frame to make it happen. In the meantime there should be a balance of spending cuts and a rising of revenue. If this does not work the Whitehouse will be wide open for the Republican Party in 2016. Republicans you need to show more wisdom. Where was all this tough talk and budget restraint when President Bush was in office? Eight years of fiscal irresponsibility should be followed by at least eight years of not running the Whitehouse. You cannot get away with only one term of being out of the Whitehouse. Learn to govern wisely. This is not your time. Your best opportunity will come in 2016. If the people are not the opinion that you are all a bunch of slave driving hypocrites. The time out of office should be used to learn how to govern with balance and shared responsibility across the board. Not this ignorant selfish unbalanced position of thought you are displaying now. Take inventory Republicans, you look retarded. You can take a surplus, and not be responsible enough to maintain it, or increase it, and you want back in after the mess you created by not growing revenue. Grow up this nation needs mature balanced leaders not sore headed immature irresponsible losers.

    April 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |