As Fiscal Cliff and Tax Increases Nears for ALL Americans, Obama Tells Congress to “Cool Off, Drink some Egg Nog, Sing some Carols” & Eat Christmas Cookies, As Obama Vacations in Hawaii
BARACK OBAMA: LEADING FROM BRHIND … LET THEM EAT CHRISTMAS COOKIES.
The United States and all Americans are on the verge of the fiscal cliff and Obama heads off to vacation in Hawaii as he tells all to let them Eat Christmas Cookies. What leadership from our president. Thanks America, you reelected him. There is a reason why Obama is called the Vacationer in Chief. All Americans are facing a tax increase come January 1, 2013 and Obama goes on vacation instead of hammering out a deal. UNREAL. Just this past week, the thin skinned president got defense about a question regarding mass murder violence during his first term. Obama stated, “I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.” It appears that is exactly just where you have been. How can any president just head off on vacation after literally doing nothing since election day to end the fiscal cliff crisis.
Let them eat Christmas Cookies
President Barack Obama delivered an unexpected update on the status of negotiations to avert the year-end fiscal cliff, saying he was still optimistic that a “comprehensive” deal could get done before a deadline in 10 days.
“I want next year to be a year of strong economic growth. … Call me a hopeless optimist, but I still think we can get this done,” Obama said.
Obama said he hoped that the coming holiday break would give all parties in the fiscal cliff debate some “perspective,” telling members of Congress to “cool off, drink some egg nog, sing some carols” and eat Christmas cookies. Obama and his family will leave for Hawaii at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Obviously Barack Obama is not concerned that 100% of Americans, including the middle class, are about to have their taxes increased. Hell, as it is Americans will face tax increases in 2013 thanks to Obamacare. In 2011 Obama postponed his vacation in Hawaii with his family while the payroll tax vote was in limbo. Are you kidding me? Funny how he could give a $hit now that he has been reelected. The fiscal cliff is a bit bigger than the payroll tax, yet Obama has no issue taking a vacation like the Absentee President he is. My what a difference a year and a reelection makes.
Obama told leaders it would be unacceptable if House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) adjourned for Christmas next week without extending a 2-percentage point reduction of the payroll tax.
A White House official disputed the notion that Obama had altered his vacation plans because of Romney’s criticism.
The official noted that Obama had already threatened to spend Christmas with Republicans in Washington if Congress failed to take action on payroll taxes.
“We’re going to keep pushing Congress to make this happen,” Obama said Friday. “Now is not the time to slam the brakes on the recovery. Right now, it’s time to step on the gas. We need to get this done. And I expect that it’s going to get done before Congress leaves. Otherwise, Congress may not be leaving, and we can all spend Christmas here together.”