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December 6th, 2010
09:59 PM ET

Let's make a deal: Join the Live Chat

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soundoff (136 Responses)
  1. Libby

    Emily, no one forgets where Mr. Bush brought us with his record deficits. Although some people, even on here, conveniently forget it.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  2. Nina

    Bone cancer is extremely painful! My heart goes out to her

    December 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!!!!! My heart goes to Elizabeth Edwards...... I was shocked doctors wanted her treatment end her cancer. 🙁

    December 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  4. Emily

    Are they afraid if she keeps getting the treatments, that she may end up in a coma? (do more harm than good)

    December 6, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  5. Nina

    Very sad about Elizabeth Edwards. Cancer kills many people every year. When treatment is no longer benefit means they cannot stop or kill the cancer.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  6. Christine Cummins - Houston, TX

    Wow! Mrs. Edwards is such a trooper and a hero to us all. God Bless her.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  7. Emily

    That's terribly sad news about Elizabeth Edwards. She has handled this with such class. Glad to hear that she is not in pain.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  8. Eric Walker miami, fl

    Let me guess in two years Obama is going to let the tax cuts end for the top 2% because the economy will have recovered by then. Not.

    It seems that they are running on the primiss of "Pick Us, because their worst. Besides where else are you going".

    December 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  9. lisa a., philadelphia, pa

    it's a shame some are willing to let people go hungry and homeless to make sure the rich stay rich. obama did what he had to do to make sure that didnt happen. good for him and shame on those who are not willing to help. it takes a real man to compromise.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  10. Janis

    There are alot of individuals that amassed fortunes from the CDO/CDS debacle on the backs of middle class bad debt. They get to keep larger chunks of their spoils now. It appears economic recovery is not in their best financial interests.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nina,
    Why you are disappointed with them? We need bring unemployment benefits for people......

    December 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  12. Libby

    How sad for Elizabeth Edwards. 🙁 Shame on her cheating husband!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  13. Emily

    Everyone keeps mentioning that "spending" is what is getting & did get the debt so high. What about the cost of the 2 wars that are being fought? What % of the debt is that?

    December 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  14. Nina

    @Emily December 6th, 2010 10:09 pm ET
    @Nina,
    "I am very disappointed with Congress and all of Washington."
    Why? It seems like something might actually get done.
    There was hope that something might change. Unfortunately the filibustering equating to the party of 'no' is very disappointing. The right conservatives continue to move further right and the left is now stage center!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  15. Sharon Hastings

    I'm not happy about keeping the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy but I see why the president had to do it. I guess I'm a liberal "realist" if there is such a thing. There are chips to be bartered here and there. It won't be the last of the compromises.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  16. Eric Walker miami, fl

    Obama and the Democratic leadership couldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  17. Libby

    There are some people who would complain regardless of what the president had done.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The riches are only going to spend their surplus anyway. The poor are going to spend what they have!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  19. Lori

    I think the difference is the overall complexion of life in the U.S right now verses the denial we lived in five years ago

    December 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Bloggers,
    I agree, we need compromise together right now...... we do!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  21. Eric Walker miami, fl

    The Republicans have been borrowing the money for these tax cuts for over the last 10 years.
    They have not been paid for and still are not.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  22. Nina

    Trickle down has never worked

    December 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  23. Emily

    The President has to work with Congress to get things done; he can't do it alone. (or shouldn't)

    December 6, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  24. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Why isn't it OK for everyone to keep more of their money? Cut spending, don't raise taxes.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  25. Kevin Smith-Poole

    Obama couldn't stand by and do nothing. There are real people that are struggling and if you raise taxes and lose the unemployment benefits the economy will move in the wrong direction. I feel this had to be done.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  26. Emily

    @Nina,
    "I am very disappointed with Congress and all of Washington."
    Why? It seems like something might actually get done.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  27. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    The compromise was that Obama caved.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  28. Emily

    Everyone says what they have to in order to get elected it seems. "Compromise" is just part of it.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  29. Alfonso

    Have the Dem duped the voting public? Do we know that this will fix the economy? Where is the bench mark? Time frame? Is this the compromise??

    December 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The Tea Party put the Republicans in office this November and the Republicans want to tax their "tea!"

    December 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes! I agree with our president Obama tax cuts feel me better.... *WHEW*!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, David, Megan, Nancy, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, & Bloggers!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Libby

    There is no choice but to compromise when the Republicans will filibuster if the ultra-mega-rich don't get their tax cuts. 🙁

    December 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  34. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Evening Anderson and AC360 Team, Emily, Gloria, Jo Ann, Heather, Starr, Megan, Sharon, Heather -Everyone-!!
    Expected some wikileaks news, but the president not keeping his promise, the Bush tax cuts stay..
    Well yes that's news.
    Interested in your opinions.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Obama is self-destructing before our eyes. Frankly, it was only a matter of time.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Janis

    Hello everyone. This must be a very hard pill for President Obama to swallow. I wonder what the rest of us would have done if we were in his position? Hardball politics and the right thing to do don't seem to mix. He forced it to mix. I'm disappointed but still believe in Obama.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Kevin Smith-Poole

    I agree Paula. I think that sometimes a compromise has to take place to move forward.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Beverly

    I'd like to know what Obama was supposed to do when the Republicans refused to bargain any further. At least he got the Unemployment benefits extended. The party of no speaks again!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Nina

    I am very disappointed with Congress and all of Washington.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That right Mr. President stand up and fight!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Libby

    Happy, Happy Monday!! 😀

    December 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Kenya

    Another broken promise? No way..

    December 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and fellow bloggers. Well, we knew there had to be compromise.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to the show tonight.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Lori

    Hello Anderson. Hello Everyone!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Kevin Smith-Poole

    Hello All!! Hey Anderson!!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on.
    I think there has to be some compromise in the government for anything to move forward.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to the shoe tonight.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Susan, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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