POTUS meets with governors talking fiscal cliff
December 4th, 2012
08:15 AM ET

POTUS meets with governors talking fiscal cliff

President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with a bipartisan group of governors Tuesday to hear about how the so-called fiscal cliff would impact their states. It's a meeting closed to the press but the governors are expected to talk to reporters outside the White House after the meeting.
President's Schedule:
10:10AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with governors at the White House to discuss the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit/ Roosevelt Room/ Stills Only Pool Spray at the Top
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch/ Private Dining Room/ Closed Press
4:35PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

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soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Kool-Aid Police

    So if we raise taxes on the rich then all these problems disappear?

    December 4, 2012 at 10:01 am |
    • Steve

      Kool Aid, no, they don't. Someone with a considered mind knows the tax increases will eventually reach all levels but exempting the rich? Stupid. Does that answer your question or are you just being sarchastic?

      December 4, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • 2020

      As long as GOP in congress stick their head in th sand, they would see any problem !!! what problem?!

      December 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • jean2009

      Just remember the tax rates for the top earners were 90% under Eisenhower when the interstate highway system was built and this country became a super power after WWII, and when Steve Jobs built Apple in his garage those top rates were 70%. Tax rates need to rise along with spending cuts to help bring the budget deficient in line with a sustainable GDP.

      December 5, 2012 at 9:01 am |
  2. judy

    Is that what you got out of the article kool aid? No wonder you are screwed up Apparently you have not been following the major discussion at all and have been relying on the faux news to keep you informed. Which basically means you have no knowledge at all as to what's going on .

    December 4, 2012 at 10:58 am |
    • John

      People who bash Fox and never watch it are talking from ignorance. I assume they watch MSDNC – what else needs to be said. With news pros like Al Sharpton why would you want to watch real news. Real news is depressing. Al Sharpton is good for a laugh...

      December 4, 2012 at 11:23 am |
      • Steve

        I feel qualified to respond. I listen to:
        AlJezeera, NPR, BBC, CNN, Fox and MSNBC as well as ABC,NBC and CBS on occasion. I read a pretty diverse group of news papers. I read Time and Newsweek.
        With respect for your preferences, Fox News is not news. It's a blatant propaganda arm of the GOP.
        I understand it if you disagree. Try this if you want. Stop watching Fox for a month. Watch every other kind of news broadcast you can find. After a month, Watch Fox. You'll understand.

        December 4, 2012 at 11:50 am |
      • john m

        there are entire comedy shows dedicated to making fun of fox news. ya know how they do it? archive tape! when you contradict yourself constantly over a relatively short period of time it has plenty of comedic value.

        December 5, 2012 at 8:35 am |
      • jean2009

        Steveo...I too listen to a variety of news sources, read papers, and a few more magazines than just Time and Newsweek which I consider drive by news...on the same scale of a drive by shooting. Have you considered the non-profit magazine.... In These Times?

        December 5, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • Caramon

      Judy, we all pick and choose which news organization to listen to and believe. Neither one is more honest or dishonest than the other. As long as all of these news organizations formulate opinion, they will all gear their reports toward one side or the other. It is best to do your own research from both sides.

      December 4, 2012 at 11:50 am |
      • jean2009

        I wouldn't got that far. I don't think for a moment that Rupert Murdoch has the best interest of the American middle class at heart...and I doubt very much that honesty on any level is his strong suite.

        December 5, 2012 at 9:26 am |
      • jean2009

        I may be off line for a day while I install a new keyboard...the keys on this one stick or lock.

        December 5, 2012 at 9:27 am |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Actually I depended on no other news outlet. I simply commented on what CNN posted. If you're going to lie judy at least be good at it.

      December 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  3. Ray E. (Georgia)

    It is much better to talk something to death than deal with it. Kinda reminds me of the Fable of the Mice needing to put a Bell on the Cat. Everybody agreed it needed to be done, but who would take the job. Once again, Obama is leading from behind. Former Senator says Congress is confused. They are not confused, they just don't want to get ripped for something they didn't do. Isn't it wonderful what the Libs have left us. It looks like you are going to provide your own bell.

    December 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  4. judy

    like Steve I watch and read many news sources all of the ones he has named. and a few more. I pick out fox because it is not a news program at all. It is right wing propaganda and nothing else. And has no educational value. Using them to make political comments or base you views on is ludicrous

    December 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • Caramon

      Yes, because we all know that talking about stomping on somebody's heart and sending them to the promise land is real news.

      December 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
    • john m

      i saw this on the daily show. it's hannity saying "at least obama didn't lie about this. there's obama somewhere saying "your taxes are about to go up". john stewart- we found that clip, here's the whole statement. it's obama saying "under george bushs' tax plan your taxes are about to go up".

      December 5, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  5. Dan B

    Judy, which channels do you consider news? Huffington Post? MSNBC? Even CNN all has propaganda for Democrats. Have you ever watched Carol Costello. She is the face of a biased media

    December 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
    • jean2009

      I find Carol pretty right -wing.

      December 5, 2012 at 9:13 am |
      • Dan B

        Jean, if she is to the right of you, you must be a socialist.

        December 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  6. john m

    carly fiorino implied on meet the press that a family of 4 making $250000 isn't doing all that well and raising their taxes isn't right. i did the math- if you break the threshold at $251,000 annually, your taxes would go up $36, less than a dollar per week. at $251,000 your weekly paycheck is $4827.92 and we're being told that ending this tax cut will cripple your company or family. 69 cents is what we're squabbling about. as your income increases so does the tax, i picked $251,000 because they're portrayed as the ones it hurts the most.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:12 am |
  7. jean2009

    Oh BTW i understand Ryan and Rubio plan to change their spots...or create the illusion that they have changed their spots in an attempt to flim-flam the electorate by presenting major flip-flops on previous issues. Gee... and I thought that tactic worked so well for Romney! Warning they are still the same cats.

    December 5, 2012 at 9:22 am |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Why not do it? Obama does it all the time and it seems to work for him.

      December 5, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  8. jean2009

    i wonder if Kasich attended or if he sent Ken Blackwell? Maybe one of them could explain why those Diebold voting machines turned some votes for Obama to votes for Romney. Could it be because Tagg Romney owns the software company for those voting machines.

    December 5, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  9. Dan B

    Everyone picks on those "flip-flopping Republicans" when Democrats do a lot of flip-flopping themselves. Look at Obama on gay marriage. Only difference is when Democrats change positions it's called an evolution, not a flip-flop.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm |