September 19th, 2011
07:51 AM ET

Monday's live events

The presidential election may be more than a year away, but that doesn't mean the race to the White House is quiet.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the battle for the presidency.

Today's live events...

9:00 am ET - Florida millionaire murder trial - Testimony continues in the trial of Bob Ward, who's accused of killing his wife inside their Florida mansion.

10:30 am ET - Obama unveils deficit plan - President Obama will reveal his proposal to cut the national debt by about $3 trillion over the next decade.

1:00 pm ET - Bachmann in Iowa - GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann spends her day in Iowa, where she will tour two factories and participate in roundtable discussions.

4:00 pm ET - South African president on Wall Street - When the General Assembly gets together at the United Nations, chances are you will see a world leader or two take a side trip to Wall Street.  South African President Jacob Zuma rings the Wall Street closing bell.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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    September 19, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT ( Somalian pirate & fisherman )

    "Obama unveils deficit plan – President Obama will reveal his proposal to cut the national debt by about $3 trillion over the next decade."
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    most the black guys over here in the ruskin area have a debt plan also... most those plans involve selling more weed...

    September 19, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    I was just listening to Former President Bill Clinton. He said that americas problems stem from the inability of republicans to make the sacrifices needed to help our economy. He said while it is not exactly what he did in 1996 that he did agee with the President Obamas plan. It is the first step in a road to healing our economy. He said our unemployment is more like 15% with people not receiving unemployment and and people taking part time work. The Jobs act will start the economy by the same way that Former President Bush gave $600. to each working family. the reason F. President Bush did this was the keep the economy going, we were already looseing jobs. The recession was laready here and the market for jobs and building was already on a steaky decline. To remedy it will take the infuse of money into the market. The people with the seast will not be able to put it back into the system they will pay off bills. The people that can will put $1000. and can save some. The upper eschilon can spend all. President Obama said this is the begining to start the economy in an upswing. There will be more cuts. To come back we all will have to give a little. We are in dire need to help our economy, it is not the spending to get us out that will hurt us now. It is doing nothing. I do not find that cutting into the water safety of foods and enviormental programs to help. It willonly make safety progams go down and more deaths to people with sickness. F. President Clinton said he also did not have the teaparty. That said republican congresspersons that signed something to not raise taxes is silly and dangerous to our economy. Is it that more important and to get President out of office more important than our economy?
    I think that everything he has tried has been refused. The republicans have not told us why it will not work. It worked while they were in office and now that we are in dire need of an injection of capitol they say no. President Obama said that was the first step. He has not lied to us yet on what needs to happen. Lets give it a chance, how much worse can it get really? We are at the point of no job growth, bank robberies, theft and murder will be on the rise.
    The 1st year Obama was in office was Bushs' budget, he had 1 year of his budget and now in the 3rd year he has a congress that says no, comes up with ideas to hurt the elderly, takes away SS that most have put into, takes away Medicaid and medicare when we need those programs the most and will support nothing. We either need to elect people who will work with the President and quit messing with the american people. President Obama said he will have to trim those programs but will start as the top and go down. We have to start where there is money and see what the rest of us can give back. What is happening now is not working and more and more people are having to cut back, that is making the economy worse.

    September 19, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Short version. The President, house and senate need to work together.

    September 19, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    @Scottish Mama:
    Word.

    September 19, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. Alanc

    Applying taxes uniformly up the economic scale seems too easy an answer, but we have a line of political voices howling about "raising" taxes. How so? The taxation has always been there, middle- income to impoverished America has been paying these tax rates all their lives. The President is suggesting that all income levels pay their lawful tax, he's not raising taxes, but simply applying the tax rates to incomes regardless of their source.

    September 19, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Alanc correct. reforming the tax code and now even the wealthy are saying it is true. I am saying I believe we should start at the top. SS is about $14,000. a year and should be one of the last touched. Also right now the medicare medicaid and welfare are needed as people are out of work. These should be the last to be cut as people are starting to steal, rob and murder to eat and keep what they have. When jobs are made we grow in economy and spend more and pay more taxes to the government to pay bills. Keeping the economy stagnate will only prolong the hurting on the poor and middle class. Rising gas and food prices only makes the day to day life for Americans harder, having to choose between eating and paying bills.

      September 19, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. alex

    @Scottish Momma: I wouldn't put too much stock in what Clinton says, we were in a recession for both his terms.

    September 19, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Alex we also were out by the end of his term, with excess. Doing nothing has proved to be a detriment to the poor and middle class. The top earners of America are still top earners (of all time)with no growth in the lower sector. You cannot fight fact. We need to tell our government this not acceptable.

      September 19, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. alex

    Actually the GAO(that's General Accounting Office) admitted that the excess was done by fuzzy math meaning that we had a surplus for a short term period but the budget deficit would grow within a decade due to their policies, Al Gore even admitted that was the case after they left office also we didn't come out of the recession until almost a year after Bush was in office.

    September 19, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      But there was a suplus. The further dereg in F. President Bush mad it worse. Does it matter now really. Let's get off the pot (Not you Ruffie)or go to shyte.

      September 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. alex

    @Scottish Momma: I hope you realize that the poor and most of the lower middle class with families get back much more in taxes than what they pay in, most taxes are paid by the upper middle class, single people with no kids and the wealthy everyone is pretty much suc-kling off the government teat.

    September 19, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I wrote a big long answer and CNN would not print it. We have got to get our government moving to heal us. No more speaking for the american people. If it will not work you tell us why. Too complicated, I have the time, explain. We put you there, to represent the majority of people. Beohner needs to stand up and say tea party this will work and you need to vote. He needs to tell the truth. And the Democrats that are against it need to be slapped back to reality and why they are there. If you are with us vote if you are against us you willl be voted out. Putting in the tea party did not make the economy better, it made it worse.

      September 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Yes they do get back more than they put in but not much more ($2,000.-$3,000.) Millionaires and Billionaires get back hundres of thousands of dollars. No comparison. Start at the top. Middle class spends more that benefits by America. Trickle down doesn't work. Tax loopholes and tax breaks do not create jobs. We are in charge. We the middle class are the boss. Democrat or republican your vote and we will take notes.

      September 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alex

    Oops forgot the else after everyone.

    September 19, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    Norquist pledge throw it out the window. You took an oath to the people first.

    September 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Hi, Mama.
    Thought-provoking stuff.

    September 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    Hi Banasy.If it does not work or not enough the middle class will have to pitch in. That's why they are keeping open the option of reform of the income tax code.

    September 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. alex

    Even if they do get back a hundred thousand that's not a hundred thousand more than they put in unless they payed a hundred thousand more than they should have which is doubtful since people with that kind of money usually pay their taxes in April or have the minimum taken out to where they don't get a return which is what you're supposed to do. The poor don't pay any taxes and on top of it get many thousands back that they never even paid. Over paying and then getting a return is totally different than not paying anything and then getting a return. Also how many poor or middle class people create jobs? Nearly zero as a percentage. We already did the tax rebate thing for the middle class, it didn't work.

    September 19, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. alex

    As for the surplus the GAO(the General Accounting Office) admitted that during Clinton's last term things were taken off the books and left unpaid for several years until Clinton would no longer be in Office. If a private company had handled their books the same way they would've faced securities fraud charges.

    September 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
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