September 19th, 2011
10:40 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Compromise? What compromise?

Editor's note: Parties are drawing political lines in the sand once again, despite undesirable results after doing so in recent days.

Filed under: Keeping Them Honest
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  1. Lori - PA

    Obama is right in that the "super wealthy" and corporations need to pair their fair share in taxes. Bohner is right in that the unemployed need to be working. But the two of them talking about what needs to be done accomplishes nothing. It's time for the Democrats, Republicans, and the Tea Party to take action; enough with the talking. It's time for all parties to "meet in the middle".

    September 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  2. Martina

    Congress has way too much power and they use it against each other only to blame the other side and the president. And then hold press conferences telling Americans that is wasn’t their fault. Without compromise nothing will happen and the United States will become stuck in a situation that will never recover, only get worse, while we as a country become even more vulnerable to China.
    What a bunch of spoiled wealthy brats with power. The "American people", that John Boehner, especially enjoys throwing out in his condescending speeches, care about how they are going to pay their bills, get a job (even if only a minimum part time job), keep their home, etc..
    If politicians do not get their noses out of lobbyists’ pockets there will be many more people struggling and impoverished. The gap between wealth and poverty will be so wide that the US will become a desert of inequity like a strange sci-fi novel that George Orwell couldn’t have written.
    Wealthy people and members of Congress act as though paying more taxes is going to put them in poverty. It’s not a punishment having to pay taxes which people forget. Maybe it’s because none of the tax money seems to make it to where it should go and members of Congress cut food inspectors, cut jobs in favor of “special” worthless projects.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:05 am |
  3. Elizabeth

    Why should the rich pay a lower tax rate than the middle class or now lower middle class? Are the rich using their personal finances to open businesses and create jobs for thousands to make a dent in the US debt? I doubt it. We pay taxes every year on top of what comes out of our checks. We live check to chekc. Will the politicians be lowering the tax rate of the middle class to match the tax rate of the rich instead? Probably not. Let's here the excuses for not doing that.

    September 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm |