The Latest on Debt Negotiations

Monday, July 11, 2011

On the Brian Lehrer Show today at 11:25am. Audio and a recap will be posted here by 1pm.

Steven Dennis, reporter for Roll Call, discusses the latest on the debt negotiations in Washington as President Obama addresses reporters at a news conference this morning.


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Comments [7]

Hannah Podob from Jamaica, NY

The Republicans say we should not raise taxes on the very people who create jobs.

Those people have a low tax rate since Bushe's tax cuts. So, where are the jobs?
Why are they sitting on their profits and should we give them more?

Jul. 12 2011 11:19 AM
Xtina from E. Village

How about next time we let the President actually speak, before analyzing what he said and what he means. How about if you just broadcast the press conference, at least on one of your 4 radio stations, for those who don't sit at a computer all day long.

Jul. 11 2011 11:05 PM

Obama botches it again by parroting his GOP "opponents."

The lack of confidence of businessmen is the lack of business coming through the door with enough $$$ to demand more supply/services and thus more hires.

Another wasted chance to work on the jobs depression instead of fighting the GOP's battles for them.

Jul. 11 2011 12:19 PM
Jay F.

If you want to create jobs, BUY AMERICAN!

Jul. 11 2011 11:46 AM
Jack Jackson from Central New Jersey\

Lemmesee if I got this right...

The GOP takes over an economy that is in balance and pushes it into deficit with:
- a tax cut without corresponding program cuts
- two 'wars' without any plan to finance them
-a BIG increase in prescription drug program with no plan to pay for it.

Then the economy turns to sh*t, (let's not discuss why), rather than spend counter-cyclically and build to a more productive recovery (infrastructure, education, the space program), the GOP proposal ("No tax increases only cuts!") is the way to go?

Sheesh! Why does the GOP get any traction on these issues?

Jul. 11 2011 11:45 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Not "every American," not even all of those who are working, gets the payroll tax cut. Many Americans are freelancers & not on the payroll.

Jul. 11 2011 11:44 AM
Peg from Southern Tier NY

For the last 10 years the Republicans have been claiming that tax breaks for the super wealthy would be job creators for the US. Well, we're still waiting... Where are the JOBS???

It's time to TAX the WEALTHY. That's incomes over a million. Let's start there. Also, the Chinese are correct - we need to seriously cut our military expenses and take care of our own people.

I've been jobless for 3 years - Just landed a minimum wage position. I'm sooo lucky... And I still have to pay higher taxes than many of the Wealthy. NOT FAIR!!!!

Jul. 11 2011 10:40 AM

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