POTUS meets with Senate Dems today–payroll tax talk breakdown sure to be a hot topic
February 8th, 2012
07:33 AM ET

POTUS meets with Senate Dems today–payroll tax talk breakdown sure to be a hot topic

The president has no on-camera events today–but to be a fly on the wall when he meets this afternoon with the Democratic Senate caucus-as talks on extending the payroll tax cut have broken down this week-deja vu!

10:30AM        THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

11:00AM        THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

2:00PM           THE PRESIDENT attends the Democratic Senate Caucus Retreat Nationals Park/ Closed Press

4:00PM           THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of State Clinton/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

 12:45PM         Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

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  1. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Well Folks,
    You need to see what is happening here. The Liberals, yes Liberals, want to lower the Social Security Taxes now paid by employees. As if nearly half of the people aren't paying anything now in Taxes. Somewhere down the road the Liberals will expand the Welfare State to help all the "Poor" People. Of course TAXES don't pay nearly enough for all the Welfare needed, SO, they will try raising Taxes on the RICH people, most who are employers who hire the workers. But the employers don't make enough money to pay all the Taxes requires by the Libreals, SO, they lay off more workers. So, more Welfare is needed. But where to get it? Well China is handy right now. So they borrow it. Don't you like this Big Liberal Plan??? Happy landings.

    February 8, 2012 at 11:17 am |
    • NOvember2012

      as it is now only one in seven new jobs created by American owned business stay in the US. You didn't ven mention what the libs want to do to our military...look and th UK, Italy, and France...can't even fight a war on their own...this is the obama hope for America.

      February 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  2. Bob

    "Ray E. (Georgia)"

    Blah blah blah same old right wing agit prop fantasies.

    February 8, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  3. Bob

    Liberal policies BUILT the middle class, and made this country strong.

    conservative policies are destroying the middle class and this country.

    Repukes wage Class Warfare at every opportunity.

    February 8, 2012 at 11:29 am |
    • NOvember2012

      what middle class...are you awake? Do you know waht the trend is? Where are the good jobs...outside the govt, and those jobs are going to disapear next.

      February 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Steveo


      Look up Great Society. There are some good thimgs in there but overall, the target was the poor and NOT the middle class: Government housing, war on poverty, food stamp program expansion! So in short, I disagree with your assumption!

      February 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  4. george of the jungle

    Georgia says it all.Ray. All the people I know getting welfare,wic or some kind of assistance are the repos that rail against the president. The big plan is to keep the low and middle class right where they are and help the rich and it is a repo plan,.What a bunch of looseres you have running. Couldn't you find one real person to run for the repo ticket??? That says it all Obama/Biden 2012

    February 8, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • Ray E. (Georgia)

      Well george,
      I am not from Georgia. I am from up North. The problem is too many people, from up north, are moving south! So stay up north, please! You like those Union States, right? Good luck in the New Year.

      February 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  5. MTATL67

    Speaker Boehner, Rep. Cantor and Sen. McConnell have short memories or a learning disability.

    February 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
    • jean2009


      February 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
  6. Lefty

    I live in section 8 housing, get welfare, food stamps, a free cell phone and anything else I can get for free. Why the heck should I work? I will vote for Obama 4 times this year (I just use some dead guys name). Pass the kool-aid and make mine a double!!!!!

    February 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • Joey

      Well I'll say this for you, at least you're honest about being a leech on society.

      February 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  7. California Conservative

    KEEP GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR RELIGION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • LGR


      February 9, 2012 at 4:59 am |
  8. older than dirt

    Time for congress to do something for the people for a change. Pass a jobs bill that actually would put people back to work.
    Maybe they should cut the job creators taxes AFTER they have created jobs that can't be outsourced to China.

    February 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
    • Joey

      It never works that way. Just like reducing the debt, they always want the higher taxes first and promise the cuts later, but they never seem to happen. They need to do what Coolidge did in the twenties, raise tariffs so high that it costs way less to manufacture and sell here, but you and I know they'll never do it. Every president talks tough about China yet they keep getting most favored nation status.

      February 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
  9. angryed

    I wonder when the Pres. will ask the senate dems to submit a budget...it has been over 1000 days ( another record for this admin. along with the credit downgrade and debt levels )....the reason is that if a budget is submitted then there will be debate over spending...better to just spend away with temporary funding bills rather than do their job and actually submit a budget, this is an absolute disgrace and yet the liberal media outlets have not covered this at all....hey senate, do your job!!

    February 9, 2012 at 9:26 am |
    • jean2009

      angryed....Sorry but you seem terribly out of the loop. Guess that old Faux myth has fried your sense of reason. FYI Below are reports and pdf's of the 2010, 2011, 2012 U.S. Federal Budgets.

      U. S. Congress Passes 2012 budget
      Congress Passes 2011 budget send to president for signature.
      Congress passes 2010 Budget: Congress Approves Obama's $3.6 Trillion Budget
      2012 Federal Budget
      2012 U.s. Federal Budget 2012
      2012 Budget pie chart.
      Budget of the U.S. Federal Government -2011pdf
      2011 Budget
      U.S. Federal Budget 2010 pdf

      February 9, 2012 at 11:01 am |