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Obama: ‘We Are Obviously Running Out Of Time’

July 15, 2011 by  

Obama: ‘We Are Obviously Running Out Of Time’

Today, President Barack Obama gave another press briefing, in which he made what the White House called “Remarks on the Status of Efforts to find a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction.”

He began with a brief statement, saying that there would be no talks today. He also expressed his concern about the Aug. 2 deadline being so close: “this should have been taken care of earlier,” and “we are obviously running out of time.”

Obama also stated his belief that a “big deal” was still possible, but “if we can’t do the biggest deal possible, then let’s still be ambitious.” He later said that there is still time “to do a big deal.”

The President, speaking about plans the Republicans have proposed, said: “If they show me a serious plan, I’m ready to move, even if requires some tough decisions on my part.” Later, when asked by reporters to clarify what constituted “a serious plan,” Obama said, “my expectation is that you’ll probably see the House vote on a couple of things just to make political statements.”

Obama also said several times that “we don’t need a Constitutional amendment” to balance the budget. However, he said that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) plan showed that “people are serious” about not defaulting, and that just raising the debt ceiling without cutting spending was an option, but not the one he favors.

Asked if he still had hope for a significant bipartisan agreement, Obama said: “I always have hope. Don’t you remember my campaign?”

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  • JimH

    Do you notice when ever Obama wants a couple more trillion dollars we are under a time constraint?
    If I don’t get a few more trillion by Aug 2, it will be complete pandemonium.
    Obama always talks about bipartisan co-operation and how Republicans won’t compromise, yet I have rarely seen him budge on any of the reckless spending he wants to do.
    He accuses Republicans of using scare tactics. What does he think, if I don’t get that money I won’t pay the Army and social security checks is.
    After a plan is presented he says the won’t offer a plan of their own.
    Is he that delusional or does he think we’re just that stupid?

  • Raggs

    Have you ever noticed he only goes on the ole TV to lie… I bet his mommie gave him an icecream cone evertime he pouted and now he expects the same treatment from us.

  • s c

    We can probably look forward to many books written about Bummer and his delusional approach to life and politics. Only a progressive would deny the fact that when the Bummer talks about ‘compromise,’ he really means SURRENDER.
    I suspect that if god’s temporary gift to politics spent as much as six moths of active duty in the military (when he was young), he wouldn’t be half as delusional as he has been for the last thirty years.

  • Dan az

    I think they are holding out to repeal the health bill the only thing he has gotten through by way of unconstitutional and back room dealings.if he has to scrap it what has he done in the past 2 an half years besides lie cheat and steal and show his incompetents.The law says we must have a budget and so far he has been unable to achieve one while seating in the big chair.It makes him look like what he is a loser that should of never been elected and that is a fact!boo hoo! :(

  • Cawmun Cents

    It’s called the”hurry up and wait”game folks.It is played by getting you frazzled into believing that the sky is going to fall,followed by six months of waiting for people to make up their minds about it.Classic bossman strategy.Make alot of movements,designed to make anyone believe that you are doing something.Then see how the effort pans out.Notoriously….unions are very good at this.Organizers often use this strategy against folks they wish to sign into the unions.Hmmm.Maybe Obamas time as an organizer wasnt a waste of initiative?Clearly he uses that Chicagoland strategy to its bitter ends.-CC.

  • http://chicken.com Michael

    Obama has done anything but lie, cheat and steal. Face it, Conservatives, you will not agree with Obama, even if he is on your side. The Right (it’s ironic, because they’re rarely right about anything). If Obama made it rain 100 dollar bills all over America, while simultaneously eliminating all taxes and privatizing every single industry, you’d still call him a socialist. Conservative politicians and voters don’t actually care about the issues. They just care about sticking it to Obama. It’s childish and tiring as this idiocy has kept has from using common-sense strategies, such as raising the debt ceiling. Republicans thought that if they didn’t raise the ceiling the economy would tank again, and then they could blame Obama, but little did they realize, the public knew well that if the ceiling wasn’t to be raised it would be the Right’s fault. Modern Conservative politicians are simply overgrown kids on the playground that can’t seem to make friends with the kid that is always nice to them despite their constant insults.

    • JimH

      Michael, Obama isn’t lowering taxes, or privatizing industry and my umbrella hasn’t caught any 100 dollar bills. So I guess I could safely say he is a socialist. You gave no proof that he isn’t.
      You say the right is rarely right. You gave no proof of where they are wrong.
      Raising the debt ceiling is not a commonsense stratagy. It is reckless and irresonsable.
      Your statement about conservatives wouldn’t agree with Obama even if he were on our side can’t be proven because so far that hasn’t ever happened. So far when it comes to the economy every thing he wants to do is detrimental to our country.
      You make vague accusations with nothing to back it up with.
      10% unemployment and no economic growth, how is that hope and change thing working for you.

    • Raggs

      AAAHHH poor oblama doesn’t have the money to pay off the unions for votes… Too bad who cares!… I guess he will just have to rely on Chicago’s dead… I feel sorry for him… I really do…
      If I was anywhere as close to a stupid idiot jerk SOCIALIST as he is I damm sure would not be BEGGING America for more money.

    • http://naver sook young

      Ahhhhh such word play to insult others and steal their rights. I guess you have been immitating an ostrich since January 2009. Thank you.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai

  • spepper

    “…running out of time….” for what exactly? This problem was set in motion WAY before he was even considered as a serious candidate for dogcatcher, much less President– why is it NOW all of a sudden “running out of time” according to The One?

  • Joe

    I would like to think ,running out of time, is for Obama,out of office, out of our lives,out of this country ,out by himself,somewhere,anywhere,just out,gone.And hopefully forgotten!!!

    • s c

      Joe, people need to get into the habit of ‘reading between the lines’ whenever Bummer opens his huge mouth. This time, His Lowness said “we’re running out of time.” Sounds innocent enough, but what he means is that his masters are tired of waiting for blood in the streets and chaos throughout America. They want ACTION and RESULTS.
      In THAT context, HE is ‘running out of time.’ He doesn’t pack enough compassion or concern for Americans to live up to his oath of office. In fact, Bummer is the epitome of MEAN-SPIRITED elected losers (and their masters). Get ready to head for the hills if Bummer ever talks about ‘peace and security,’ Joe.

  • http://chicken.com Michael

    It is absolutely proven that you won’t agree with him even if he’s on your side. Paul Ryan’s budget suggests that we raise the debt ceiling to an extent further than Obama’s plan, putting us even further in debt. Conservatives don’t seem to have a problem with this idea, but when Obama, the Kenyan Muslim Socialist Boogeyman, proposes something along those lines, its blasphemy. If Ben Bernanke, a conservative and big business, the embodiment of supply side economics’ glory, are telling you to raise the debt ceiling, then why don’t you do it? Your own people (Mitch McConell, who is notably fiscally conservative)are telling you to do it. I don’t care about the politics of this deficit crisis. I support the restructuring of entitlements alongside closing of tax loopholes. Both of those tactics are not only an example of good bipartisanship, but they also reduce the most debt. The Tea Party is committing political suicide. If the ceiling isn’t raised, and America defaults, the far Right will definitely be blamed for it, as proven in a recent gallup poll. They raised the debt ceiling 7 times during the Bush administration and 17 times during the Reagan administration. Why is something that was originally so routine now so politicized. Conservative foolishness.

    • JimH

      Micheal, When is enough, enough? If we ran our household budget like oue national budget is run we would be out in the street.
      The other people did it excuse just doesn’t hold water anymore.
      Others did raise it, but not at the huge increments that Obama wants to. That is the difference.

      • Cawmun Cents

        You are talking to a wall.This guy wont get it.He doesnt have the testicular fortitude to understand passing the buck.He doesnt care if after he dies,the nation is held as a slave by its creditors.He is likely a college edumacated simpleton.Just keep the snowball rolling. After all,the fact that it rolls downhill,getting larger and threatening the folks who live under the mountain of debt,doesnt matter,right?It will never hit us like it does in the cartoons,right?
        What is really going on here,is that some are convinced that if you bury your head in the sand,and point the finger at someone else,everything will turn out okay!Un______believable!No sense getting something done now when we can burn up the chances of future Americans instead.The choice of the new generation.I got mine,who cares if you get yours?Hey!I crossed that bridge so if I burn it,its okay!Never mind that the entire world could be compromised as a result.What a laughable fool.The one who takes up the pass the buck scenario and argues it,to his detriment.
        Eventually,when it hits the fan,and his future is bleak,he may even see things from a reasonable point of view?But I wouldnt bet on it….they build these edumacated folks stubborn these days.-CC.

    • http://naver sook young

      I think it is time for you to lie down and take your medications. Thank you.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai

  • Raggs

    OK… So i’m confused…. So why don’t we just give oblama 50-trillion more dollars so that he can blow it on his personal lap monkeys like the unions?

    Well it sounds like a good idea until he taxes everyone to death to pay for it.. or he could always have oblama-care.. Yeah lets all take from the “rich” until they are all broke and move oversea to find a real country to work in.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Raggs,
      People like Michael won’t be satisfied till we are like England. They pay almost 50% taxes and then there areparking “taxes” and other “taxes” till actually they are paying more than 50%. this is even for low wage people as well!! In my collection of foreign currency, I have a 50,000 mark bill from Germany, and it isn’t worth a thing! In a few more years, the dollar will go the same way by introducing the “Amero”!!!

  • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

    Here’s a nightmare scenario for you: The debt limit is not raised, the deadline comes and goes, and nothing happens. There are no European-style riots in the streets. So Obama decides to remedy the situation.
    Most people know about Safelink. It’s the free cellphones with prepaid minutes that are distributed to people on public assistance (your Stimulus dollars at work). Critics of the program claim that it caused the “flash mob” phenomenon that is currently plaguing some large urban areas. It’s quite possible that somebody in the Obama Administration could use the Safelink network to mobilize flash mobs all over the country, and order them to wreak as much havoc as possible in all the major cities. In some areas, the armed citizenry would respond with lethal force. In the ensuing chaos, Obama would declare martial law and order the confiscation of all registered firearms. When the public refuses to surrender their weapons, Obama goes to the U.N. and demands that U.N. peacekeeping forces be deployed on American soil to help him “restore order”. And that’s when the real fun begins. Sounds like a paranoid fantasy, doesn’t it? But think about it. An administration that could come up with a diabolical scheme like Gunwalker is capable of anything. Oathkeepers, stay on your guard.

    • Cawmun Cents

      What you are saying sounds plausible.However,our Constitution gives us the right to take up arms against foreign occupiers.That is the key to knowing why the 2nd amendment was given to us.Having several thousand armed assailants(I believe they call them insurgents)like in Afghanistan,is different than having many millions.How will they pay these UN guys to take fire from the largest standing guerilla force on the planet?THAT IS WHAT IS NOT PLAUSIBLE.
      No.I doubt we have to worry about that.UN thuggery will simply not work here.Nor will scare tactics used by left or right wing bases.One thing you have to hand to the American public,is patience.We are patient with our leaders.We are patient with our system.It may not always work for the best,but it still works better than any alternative.
      Look,I am as bat____ crazy as the next American citizen,but I do not yet feel the need to get out my arsenal and defend life,liberty,and the pursuit of happiness.We must give things more time to either deteriorate further or come to a head.My arsenal is still there.Everyone who has any sense at all has stockpiled for the possibilites.But paranoia may destroy ya,or so the wise man said.So let the chips fall where they may,but dont raise a call to action over what ifs,and maybes.Meanwhile….semper paratus-CC.

  • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

    TEN IMPORTANT THINGS THAT BORACK OBAMA HAS TAUGHT AMERICA ABOUT “CHANGE,” AND OTHER TOOLS OF HIS POLITICS.

    1– HE HAS MADE THE WORD “TRILLION;” 1,000,000,000,000 –ONE THOUSAND BILLION, A WORD AS COMMON AS “DOG” OR “CAT, IN IN THE TERMINOLOGY OF THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HOME.

    2– HE HAS SHOWN US GAPING CRACKS AND HOLES IN OUR CONSTITUTION, WHICH ALLOW AN AMERICA HATING TYRANT TO SLITHER LAWS AROUND THE CONGRESS AND THROUGH THESE CRACKS OF THE PEOPLES CONSTITUTION, TO FURTHER STRANGLE THE REPUBLIC.

    3– HE HAS SHOWN US BEYOND CONTROVERSY THAT A MARXIST MADMAN CAN GAIN CONTROL OF OUR PRESIDENCY AND ABUSE THE PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY OF EXECUTIVE ORDER TO ENACT EDICTS WITHOUT CONSULTING EITHER REPUBLIC’S CONGRESS AND IN SPITE OF THE REPUBLICS CONSTITUTION.

    4– HE HAS DEMONSTRATED WITH PERFECT CLARITY–THAT WHEN HE IS OUSTED FROM HIS OFFICE–IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO SEAL THOSE CRACKS AND HOLES– BECAUSE HE HAS SHOWN US, HOW VERY EASY IT FOR A BRAIN, MOLDED AND TRAINED IN THE PURIST HATRED FOR AMERICA— AND CLEARLY EXEMPLIFIED BY HIS PASTOR FOR TWENTY YEARS, SCREAMING “GOD DAMN AMERICA–” CAN BRING MORTAL PAIN TO OUR PEOPLE.

    5– HE HAS UNQUESTIONABLY PROVEN TO US IN TWO SHORT YEARS THAT THE FOUNDERS NEVER, EVER DREAMED THAT AN AMERICAN ELECTORATE COULD CONCEIVABLY PUT SUCH A OBVIOUSLY DANGEROUS AND UNQUALIFIED POLITICO IN THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT.

    6–HE HAS SHOWN US THAT THE FOUNDERS THOUGHT THERE COULD BE NO NEED TO EQUIP OUR STATUTES AND CONSTITUTION WITH RIDGED, SUPER BOILERPLATE, PREPARATORY FOR A U.S. PRESIDENT WITH THE CORRUPT, TYRANNICAL SCHEMES OF OBAMA’S DEGRADED POLITICAL CHARACTER.

    7– HE HAS SHOWN US HOW REMARKABLY EASY IT IS TO LIE WITH A CONSTANCY NOT RECORDED IN WORLD HISTORY–AND STILL MAINTAIN AN IMAGE OF RAPTUROUS GLORY WITH THE NON-TAXED FEEDER’S AT THE PUBLIC TROUGH; AND THOSE WORSHIPERS OF KARL MARX, AMONG HIS CLOSEST ALLIES –AND SCATTERED LIKE SMALLPOX SORES ACROSS THE BODY OF THIS COUNTRY.

    8–HE HAS HOW TO MAGICALLY MANEUVER TUNNEL VISION MEDIA MOBSTERS IN TO WORKING FOR HIM AS PRAVDA DID FOR STALIN. MANY OF THESE, NOW FAWNING AS THOUGH OBAMA OWNED ALL OF THEIR VENUE STOCK.

    9- HE HAS SHOWN US HIS BURNING HATE FOR A NATION: “OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE”– AND UNLIKE LINCOLN HE WOULD BE ECSTATIC SEEING IT: “PERISH FROM THE EARTH.”

    10– JEFFERSON REMINDS US: “THE ONLY SAFE REPOSITORY FOR THE FUNCTIONS FOR {OUR FORM} OF GOVERNMENT, IS WITH THE PEOPLE, AND IT IS NOT SAFE WITH THEM WITHOUT INFORMATION.” OBAMA HAS SHOWN HOW A CORRUPT REGIME EMBRACING A CORRUPT MEDIA, CAN STEAL THE VERY ESSENTIAL INFORMATION AWAY–WHICH, LOYAL AMERICANS MUST VIEW AS A FORM OF
    INFORMATIONAL DESPOTISM, A CRUEL AND ARBITRARY USE OF POWER AGAINST A CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT. IT’S THERE, AND YOU CAN SEE IT EVERY DAY.

    HE HAS LABORED TO TEACH US MUCH– AND WE MUST HIM GIVE A LONG VACATION IN CHICAGO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE– AND LEARN MUCH MORE FROM OUR EXPERIENCE

  • Joseph R Carreiro Sr

    Without the checks and balances working in Government the country falters and is shaken to it’s very core. This is where we are. If the Politicians who think they are running this country why don’t they say it and fix it instead of listening to negotiations that will not work. Why do the American have to solve the problem in the 2012 elections the way they thought they did in the 2010 elections.I guess the politicians did not get the message that was very loud and clear.Think about it.

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