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In my exclusive interview with Barack Obama airing tomorrow on This Week, the president-elect told me that fixing our economy over the long term will require sacrifice from every American and scaling back some of his campaign promises.

"Our challenge is going to be identifying what works and putting more money into that, eliminating things that don’t work, and making things that we have more efficient. But I’m not suggesting, George, I want to be realistic here, not everything that we talked about during the campaign are we going to be able to do on the pace we had hoped," Obama told me in his first interview since arriving back in Washington, DC as president-elect.

I asked the president-elect, "At the end of the day, are you really talking about over the course of your presidency some kind of grand bargain? That you have tax reform, healthcare reform, entitlement reform including Social Security and Medicare, where everybody in the country is going to have to sacrifice something, accept change for the greater good?"

"Yes," Obama said.

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http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2009/01/obama-calls-for.html

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So what the Big O is saying is that I need to spend the next 4 years in Afghanistan...

Don't know if my wife will be to cool with that.
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This should be interesting, watching the primitives give up some of their "entitlements," if that happens.
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faygokid  (1000+ posts)        Sat Jan-10-09 06:28 PM
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1. A president engaged and telling the truth. What a concept.
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ikojo (1000+ posts)        Sat Jan-10-09 06:36 PM
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4. Working class people have been giving 
 for years. It's time for the upper middle class and rich to sacrifice. 

DJ13  (1000+ posts)      Sat Jan-10-09 06:41 PM
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5. I have no more to give Mr. President
 My wife and I already in the bottom income group, and things are getting kinda desperate here.

Zavulon  (1000+ posts)      Sun Jan-11-09 01:19 AM
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41. Another one here.
 I'm hoping for the middle-class tax cut promised to us
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Lorien  (1000+ posts)      Sat Jan-10-09 06:53 PM
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9. And the wealthy. I'd rather he not "scale back" on his promise to tax
 the wealthiest Americans. They've had a free ride on our backs for far, far too long.
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This should be interesting, watching the primitives give up some of their "entitlements," if that happens.
It will happen when their welfare is prised from their cold dead hands.



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It's time for the upper middle class and rich to sacrifice

How long before the bar drops to the evil middle upper middle class to start to pay THEIR fair share?
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Lorien  (1000+ posts)      Sat Jan-10-09 06:53 PM
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9. And the wealthy. I'd rather he not "scale back" on his promise to tax
 the wealthiest Americans. They've had a free ride on our backs for far, far too long.

Because giving 50% of what they make when you don't pay anything means they've been riding your back...

God, how does one even remember to breath when their that stupid?
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They never fail to not be complete ****ing retards, regardless of the subject.
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The O man basically said he was full of sheeit during the campaign and now is the time for the dumb bastards that voted for him to be realistic.. 
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The O man basically said he was full of sheeit during the campaign and now is the time for the dumb bastards that voted for him to be realistic.. 

Actually.................he told em exactly what they wanted to hear to get elected.  Remember DUmbasses all that stuff about honesty and charactedr we all were talking about?? :lmao:
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How long before the bar drops to the evil middle upper middle class to start to pay THEIR fair share?

According to many at the DUmp, if you own a house and a car, you don't pay enough.   :banghead:
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According to many at the DUmp, if you own a house and a car, you don't pay enough.   :banghead:

We know the DUmmy definition of "rich" -- anyone who makes more than me.  This is just the first post I saw where they are now admitting they are against the middle class as well.
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I did not see that coming. *eyeroll*
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Obama Calls for 'Grand Bargain' on Economy: 'Everybody's Going to Have to Give'

In other words....

Y'all bend ova, I da president, have somtim fo yo ass.

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I did not see that coming. *eyeroll*

I do not believe the ONE is as stupid as any of the people who voted for him.
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I do not believe the ONE is as stupid as any of the people who voted for him.

They weren't stupid.  Just greedy.  They believed he would actually pay their mortages and other bills.

Oh wait....  That does make them stupid don't it.

I withdraw my initial assessment.
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I want to see Obama fail and I know he will because he is cramming 20 things into one small hole.
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