July 28th, 2011
01:31 PM ET

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Enzo P

    CNN is totally biased. 75% spin on facts. Obama should be fired, he made the economy 100$ worst since taking office.
    If you can't see that, you need to look at the facts not based on dirty politics.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  2. Enzo P

    Obama made the economy 100% worse. A lot ot these comentators/contributors have high paying jobs and don't have any idea how many people out there are suffering in the last few years; and it has gotten worse! (twice now). Wake up!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
    • jean2009

      Yes.... they have higher paying jobs, and for some of them it galls them to say anything good about someone who would raise their taxes. Or, do you not get that...or are you just mad because the majority is voting for Obama because they understand the Teapotty is not for middle-class working American. They are for wealthy people not paying one more cent tax.

      July 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  3. CenterPoint

    What leadership has Obama displayed? How can 58% say he's contributed at all? He has been absent. Can you name anything that he has done.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  4. maikl

    Obama don't have his own plan. Give me the plan, give me the plan- this what he say all the time. What a "lieder".

    July 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
    • manny t

      U have a plan asshole, Obama is the best president we had in a long time, u reps are a joke, its bush that got us into this mess in the first place, u just better thank god that Obama is our President, or don't call urself an American u outsider, wake up and see whats going on, don't u get it u want to live under a highway, do this country a favor and America too vote Obama 2012!!!

      July 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
    • T

      Obama made his demand when he said he wanted the plan to include both cuts and revenue. If you pay attention to politics it is congress responsibility to bring about a bill including how much needs to be spent each fiscal year and he signs off on it. If you ever took a economics class it tells you "A budget deficit occurs when government spending is greater than tax revenues, Therefore the government has to make up the shortfall by borrowing from the private sector.During a recession it is likely that there will be an increase in govt borrowing. This is because:
      •Tax revenues will be lower.
      • less people are working therefore income tax will be less
      •Consumer spending is lower therefore VAT receipts are lower
      •Government spending will increase
      •More will be spent on unemployment benefits
      •To increase AD fiscal policy requires higher spending and lower taxes
      •A cyclical deficit is not necessarily a bad thing during a recession. If the government tried to balance the budget in a recession this would involve higher taxes and less spending reducing AD further." We can't just cut spending and think it is going to help us get back to a surplus as we were when Clinton was in office.

      July 29, 2011 at 8:04 am |
    • jean2009

      It is not his place to write the deficit reduction plan legislation...after all he is the person who signs legislation. He did say what he wouldn't sign and that he wanted a plan which had spending cuts and increased revenue. Actually the cuts he proposed were more than will be achieved with either current plan.

      "President Barack Obama asked Congress to adopt a mix of revenue increases and spending cuts to tame the nation's long-term budget deficits, in a combative speech that portrayed Republicans as backing "tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires" while demanding sacrifice from the nation's seniors, poor and the middle class.

      The speech, which appeared to leave Republican leaders furious, was Mr. Obama's most substantive step into the debate over the nation's fiscal future, an issue that both parties say is a matter of national security and which is likely to dominate the 2012 elections. Mr. Obama called for Congress to cut deficits by $4 trillion over 12 years and commit to automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases if an initial target is not met by 2014." -Wall Street Journal April 14, 2011

      July 29, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  5. Sandy

    I try to watch a variety of news shows, but today is my end for CNN. It is one sided, and Obama is no leader!!!! I am so sorry for my country!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
  6. CalBM1USN

    Obamas plan is twice as big as the GOP plan because they dont have one or two eather.I know one thing I will never vote GOP again untill they get some gonads and renounce the tea baggers.What we have is a bunch of people who are afraid of a movement rather than the majority.the GOP is clueless to what we want. They make me sick!

    July 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
  7. Michael

    its congress job to come up with a budget not the presidents, he just approves it or veto's it, he can suggest what he wants but the house and senate are the one's who control the purse strings period.

    July 29, 2011 at 12:13 am |
  8. John

    First he submitted a budget that failed 97 to 0. Then he abdicated his authority to Joe Biden and let Joe Biden flounder for several weeks. Then he oversaw 8 hours worth of meeting over a week and a half long period – where both he and members of the other party walked out at different times. In addition, he has held no less than 7 news conferences basically blaming others for the problem. The last one he basically provided no direction and talked of a plan that didn't exist. Now he is on the sidelines just watching the process. His own party doesn't even know where he stands. But this poll has 57+% of all Americans saying he has been "cool, calm and collected trying to find a compromise"? Surely even a liberal can't really think this is the case.

    July 29, 2011 at 8:29 am |
    • Jay in NC

      "57+% of all Americans" No, more like a gang of over-zealous people working for the cause. Vote early vote often is their motto. $1 billion dollars buys a lot of publicity and kool-aid.

      July 29, 2011 at 8:52 am |
    • Isabella

      Chandra Posted on Love it! Glad I had a chance to run with you the other day! Helped me to get back on track while I was up there! Know that you keep me irepinsd!

      April 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  9. STEVE

    It is time to clean house in the U. S. capitol and the White House.

    July 29, 2011 at 9:18 am |
    • jean2009

      Dump the teapotty. We dumped tea once before... dump it again.

      July 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  10. J

    Gop want cuts and no tax hikes because they make over 250k...Don't you get it...they are trying to save themselves...They don't care about the people making 0-100k...and if you really listened...they tried this before and not raising the taxes DID NOT make jobs....

    July 29, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  11. SHEILA

    We need to fire all of them and get some business people in charge. If they do not get America back in good working order, we may also have an up rising. Our young people will not take much more. Remember the 60's........

    July 29, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • jean2009

      @Sheila...From experience, i can tell you, you don't want any more business people in Washington. That is what is wrong with the system now. The teapotty Republicans are fully owned by big business....the Koch Brothers, Coors, corporate lobbyist, big oil lobbyist, war profiteer lobbyist...Citizen's United represents giant corporations, the Chamber of Commerce represents business. Working people, and the middle class can't afford lobbyist, that is why we get the short end of the stick.

      July 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm |