The President's Schedule Thursday July 28
July 28th, 2011
08:39 AM ET

The President's Schedule Thursday July 28

President Obama has no public events Thursday as the clock ticks down on negotiations for a plan that would raise the nation's borrowing limit.

9:30AM           THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

3:00PM           THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of Treasury Geithner/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

3:30PM           THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Clinton/ Oval Office/ Closed Press


11:00AM        Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney.

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  1. Brian Tallman

    Tax everthing sold in this country except food staples, and life support at a rate to reverse the Debt.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:22 am |
    • jean2009

      I wouldn't be negative about on putting higher excise taxes on high end products.

      Private jets
      Higher end priced cars
      luxury hotel suites
      sky box tickets
      top end jewelry
      And any other product that cost more than the average person can afford.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Jean2009, thanks for giving us another example of progressive liberal thinking. Tax anyone that has what you want. The truth is your progressive liberal tax would kill jobs and widen the divide between the rich and the poor.

        First, what is an 'average person?' Is this a family of four, male and female, or do mix couples apply in your world? With your system a newly married couple may not be able to afford their honeymoon. For example: Higher end priced cars, like a limo would cost more to purchase and rent. Top end jewelry like wedding rings. Luxury hotel suites and yachts, forget that Hawaii vacation.

        Next, average Americans build, maintain, clean, and fly jets. Why do you want to kill those jobs?

        The list just goes on and on. What about buildings, would you also impose a tax on large structures that the average person can not afford? If so, then people, low income people, that live in apartments would have to pay more in rent.

        Would you also tax Häagen-Dazs super premium ice cream?

        July 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Jay...And you think that won't happen anyway when we fail to pay back the money we have already borrowed and spent for two unfunded wars....when we in effect give the world notice we don't plan to pay our debts? That the United States of America is a welsher on it debts.
        When that happens, watch jobs melt because no one will be able to get or afford a business loan. Watch interest rates increase on mortgages, car loans, credit of all kinds, yacht's, and every item I mentioned plus many others...that interest increase will be an excise tax in and of itself leveled on everyone not just those who can afford high end items...and all that will happen without a change of any law.

        No Jay, it is Bush's failed tax cuts for the rich, spending on wars so war profiteers could make a bundle, a drug benefit so big pharm could rip off seniors, Wall Street finagling of home mortgages that caused a mortgage mess.... and killing of the middle class through tax rates that penalized those in the middle, not the upper 2%.

        July 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Jean, there you go again with the name calling. Why disparage the people of Wales? Do you think you scored any points with that comment? You only proved that Liberals are not tolerant.

        July 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
      • jean2009

        welsh (wlsh, wlch) also welch (wlch)
        intr.v. welshed also welched, welsh·ing also welch·ing, welsh·es also welch·es Informal
        1. To swindle a person by not paying a debt or wager.
        2. To fail to fulfill an obligation.
        Actually the Welsh, which is one of my lineal descents blame it on English bookies who fled to Wales where they settled and didn't pay their bills. Since, I also have English, Irish, Scots, Dutch, Dutch/Scots, French, German, and American Indian heritage...I'm probably going to offend my ancestry every few seconds. English is a versatile language, as are most.

        BTW...didn't we have a prior discussion about languages being versatile?

        July 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
      • jean2009

        Häagen-Dazs is a food... no one taxes unprepared food, in my state they can add a tax for the food service in a place where you eat on the premise, or for alcoholic beverages.

        July 29, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  2. Marjorie Deutsch

    pass the debt ceiling..then put the plans up to the people for a vote. I don't believe our representives are really
    speaking for the people majority

    July 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
    • jean2009

      No the teapotty speaks for the Koch Brothers, Coors, big oil and Citizens' United (aka big business).

      July 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm |