July 25th, 2011
04:40 PM ET

Obama to speak about debt negotiations tonight

U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver remarks on the debt ceiling negotiations at 9 p.m. ET Monday night, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

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  1. blueskiesmom

    Please STOP! I'm not rich, but I can't stand anymore of this class warfare talk Obama spewed again just now!. We need a president who will unite us to conquer the spending binge this government is on. Does he really think we don't see the government waste all around us? We're tortured by all the government agencies in our business every time we turn around. Shame on him for scaring the elderly again!

    July 25, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Blue it's not class warfare. The American people are being squeezed by corporates and banks, predators. Our govt has gotten into bed with these predators to deplete the economical viability of its people. The republican are profiting from this arrangement. Believe me it ain't a class warfare.

      July 25, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boozue

      Exactly, not class warfare at all. And certainly not scaring the elderly. Can u imagine the cuts u will have 2 face when u retire? Corporate should pay more and they should think of it as 1 of their give backs 2 the community/country. Either that or let them fail like all the other big companies because sooner or later it will happen just because that is the game! Then where would we be???

      July 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel


    July 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Citizen for Compromise

    But everyone needs to contribute including the wealthy. It is not fair to put all of the problem on the disenfranchised.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    blueskimom the dividers is not this president, its the new extream right wing hateful members that maybe people like you elected, oh well ,thanks for the new nazis that red state america put in congress.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Truth

    Tax heavily all the companies that outsource and prey on the American people. This will increase tax revenue dramatically. Don't tax ALL rich people just the greedy weasels. Some of those weasels infest our government and Obama is one of them. He has never suggested an end to outsourcing. He's a scam.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      He offered to be taxed more did boehner?

      July 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      @Scottish: You really are naive. They already have a plan in place and this is all theater. Even if he's sincere his salary comes from the taxpayers and all his extra income comes from basically doing nothing. Someone writes a book about him and he cashes in. Many politicians enter the arena already wealthy but leave mega rich. It's all smoke and mirrors. I don't want his money if he has been doing things 100% that are good for the American people, but I would like Washington DC to start enacting policies that benefit the people being raked over the coals. Go ahead and live in your fantasy world, but until I hear a politician from either party start to change why things are headed south then I won't believe they actually care about us.

      July 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mmmmm

    So sad, it's time for another people's revolution to oust these greedy dogs and regulate wall street, bank, essential commodities and disband the federal reserve and abolish all treaties that outsource our jobs and our resource. Congress represented the banks and coporate and private interests
    not the peoples! We are being sold to the highest bidder.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      I believe it's the lowest bidder.. We don't need a total revolution. A few crazed gunmen offing a few bank executives and slimy politicians would do just fine. Take out a few to keep the rest in line... Why can't the crazies with guns ever pop off someone who deserves it?

      July 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. han

    Guys and girls. The Republicans are the ones who walk away from the negotiations (they done it 3 times already) the president isn't to blame. He working with a unreasonable party.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ScrewUbacca

      They are all cheats, liars, and crooks. When are people like you going to wake up? Just because he went to Harvard and came from humble beginnings that makes him good? Nope. DC needs an enema.

      July 25, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mmmmm

    The rich: banks and corporates profit from these arrangements mainly through greed and slight of hand of extreme capitalism while the middleclass foot the bill of unemployment, health beneft and social safety net. They after you steal you vex the souls of the middleclass against the poor and the elderly.
    Yet the rich continue to steal. They don't circulate the dollar they hold it so as to choke the economy and raise prices.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mmmmm

    The wages if sin is death. The wages of greed is famine and poverty.

    July 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. GD

    The innocent are always the ones who get it because the ones who deserve it are cowarding behind them...or hiding somewhere else...

    July 25, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      @GD: So true. Giffords and that poor little girl did nothing to deserve what they got. Giffords was doing things the right way by including the people in how their government is ran, but the ones telling everybody to sit down and shut up while handing out dung sandwiches are always left alone to rob and pillage.

      July 25, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Now, from some of the less stable thinkers present, we begin to hear the inevitable word, "revolution."
    It will be heard again, perhaps from stronger minds and/or stronger backs.
    I would be glad to pay (some) more taxes, but I don't think that non-workers will cut back even on their bottled water, and, worse, I don't think that these extremely polarized, posturing political journeymen will have enough sense to compromise.
    I am seeing knitting women at guillotines, mobs plundering mansions, and escaping ersatz Anastasias.
    Unless Congress gets together, it will be the worst of times.

    July 25, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Not unstable.

      July 25, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      How about a peaceful march first, mmmm?

      July 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Time to throw the bums out of DC!

      July 25, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hmmm.. "Mary" Shelley?

      @Joey: Before you label anyone unstable let me remind you of an old fable... The story of Frankenstein was about a mad scientist that created a monster that got loose and began going after the villagers. This angered the villagers to the point of starting a mob to go to Frankenstein's castle seeking justice. What we have here is a runaway monster created by the congress and instead of accepting responsibility or fixing the monster they are pointing fingers at everyone including the angry mob who just wants to be left alone in peace. Of course the congress should have known that piecing together a whole bunch of different parts that are incomparable would be possibly disastrous they defiantly gave the monstrosity the brain of a killer.. My point is this: Don't blame the mob or the monster.. Blame the good doctor.

      July 26, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mmmmm

    Not a French revolution...but wasn't it you who stated it was the greedy banks and coorporate aka plaintations who instigated the civil war.

    July 25, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm


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    • Mmmmm

      To protect their billion dollars asset in freed labor. To extend its operations to the west of the mississippi and north. There was a stubborn president that stood in its way at the time named Lincoln. We had anti-slavery laws in these newly purchased western territories and wanted to overturn this law in existing states the conglomerate rich lived in the southern united states at the time...

      July 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tony Gerards ( Uncovering The Truth )

    We live in a time period which we now know to be the Great Awakening or the Information Age where the flow of Info is Rapid to say the least/ So here it is in a nuttshell: the super elite and their corporations, executives,tech firms and a few brilliant minded men from withen their ranks created this monster that is now out of control and they know it!! The monster is the InterNet the truth is out there on the net and they can no longer control the flow if information;they cant control what they want us to know n what they dont want us to know! They know this. Their agenda is almost complete for a N.W.O. So they dont care they know they could'nt keep it a secret forever so they r more open as to what they r doing on the other hand they want complete control and that means control of the info we can see and what we cant see. Thats why part of their plan is to now try to regulate the NET . Make no mistake these Eliteists are communistic in their N.W.

    July 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I've been off.
    I'll read the replies, think, and respond.

    July 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tony Gerards ( Uncovering The Truth )

    @truth seekers ? Google Joint american/soviet alien moon bases ;n find out that when kennedy spoke in the famous speech that we would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade/ at that moment we already had a joint US/soviet and alien moon base called LUNA / and how when armstrong stepped onto the moon and turned around he stated to housten "OMG housten u should see these babies they are huge u would'nt believe it there is other space craft out here and they are lined up on the edge of the crater watching us" with that said nasa switch immediatly the communications to a secure frequency and for a few moments nothing was heard , but the soviets who were easdropping heard it and so did a small handful of radio operaters down on earth........ ***the truth is out there*** ...... Find out what they are hiding from us!!!

    July 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
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