Monday, October 29, 2012
Obama: Second Term Would Be 'Mandate' For Cuts, Tax Increases
Washington Times -- President Obama said in an interview aired Monday that his first priority if re-elected would be to push for passage of a debt-reduction plan to cut spending and raise taxes on the nation's highest earners.
Appearing in a taped interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Mr. Obama predicted that Congress can approve a plan to reduce the country's debt and deficit as soon as during a lame-duck session later this year, or in the early months of next year.
"If we won, then I believe that's a mandate for doing it in a balanced way," he said in the interview, which was taped Saturday at a campaign stop in Nashua, N.H. "We can do some more cuts, we could look at how we deal with the health care costs in particular under Medicaid and Medicare in a serious way, but we are also going to need some revenue."
The president also reflected on the close of his final political campaign and last month's consulate attack in Libya, in addition to laying out some of his goals for a possible second term.
He said that cutting the debt and deficit would go a long way toward clearing the "ideological underbrush" between Democrats and Republicans, and that an agreement between the parties also would give them an impetus to move on to other pressing issues, including national infrastructure improvement and immigration reform.
"If we get [the debt and deficit] done, then immigration reform, I think, is there to get done," he said. "And I think [the Republican Party] is going to need to get it done because you can't continue to alienate the fastest-growing segment of the country. And it's the right thing to do."
Blog author's comments - If he is reelected, Barack Obama will not focus on 'debt-reduction' he has shown us this during the past four years. He will not cut spending. He will however do all that he can to raise taxes not only on the wealthy but also the middle class taxpayers.
Obama mentioned 'immigration reform.' Does he want to close our borders to illegals and only allow immigrants to become citizens by following the laws which are already in place? I don't think so. He sees illegal immigrants as future Democratic Party voters and he will work towards a plan to give them citizenship.
The truth is the United States cannot withstand four more years with Obama as president. The country would never recover from what he and his administration will do. The election of 2012 is a must win for the Republican Party and all people who care about our country.
Mitt Romney has a good chance to win the White House. Hopefully the GOP will continue to control the House. The Republican Party also needs to gain control of the Senate, this will be difficult but it can be done.
Without the Presidency, the House and Senate the Republican Party cannot repeal Obamacare and all the taxes this law will bring when it is fully implemented. More importantly...I and many other people do not want the government in control of our health care.
This is why I have lost all respect for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts. He had the deciding vote to remove the Obamacare law and he did not do it.