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Obama: Dems, GOP must cooperate

January 2, 2011


— President Barack Obama says Democrats and Republicans must work together in the new year and share responsibility for moving the country forward.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said Saturday that lawmakers must return to Washington next week prepared to make serious decisions about how to grow the economy in the short run and stay competitive in the future.

“I’m willing to work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea and the commitment to see it through,” Obama said. “And we should all expect you to hold us accountable for our progress or our failure to deliver.”

Obama said his New Year’s resolution is to do everything he can to grow the economy, create jobs and strengthen the middle class, though he warned that the economic recovery is still fragile as the calendar turns to 2011.

The president taped his weekly address from Hawaii, where he is spending the holidays with his family.

Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire delivered the Republican weekly address, and said the next Congress marks a new chapter for the country and the GOP.

“We’re keenly aware that the American people are relying on us to change business-as-usual in Washington, and we’re well-positioned to do just that,” Ayotte said.

The newly elected senator said Republicans will focus in the new year on reducing the size of government, cutting wasteful spending and creating conditions to allow businesses to grow and hire. Ayotte also said the U.S. must remain vigilant in the face of continuing threats from terrorists.


Richard Heckler 7 years, 4 months ago

the not republican party still have the same thinkers calling the shots no matter what. if there is a tea party or not.

neocons and fundamentalists took over the repub party in order to avoid the ballot process required for 3rd parties to become valid.

what karl rove,bush family,koch brothers and newt gingrich have in mind is to convince all of we taxpayers our states are going broke. then have corporate america slip in to take over government programs. this is what wall street thinkers want.

corporate america wants more of our tax dollars in their bank accounts. that is why they put out lies and misinformation about social security,medicare and our public education system

hey americans who is it that perpetrates fraud against our government, our medicare, against medical insurance consumers,our retirement plans ,our public education system and you as a taxpayer?

it is the white collar frauds representing wall street, the military industrial complex and the medical insurance industry. it is also the sen. bill frist family of hmo’s all of which are known as the white collar thieves in the usa. with the help of the reckless neocon republican party of course.

this is the group spewing lies and misinformation about government servces!!! they want those tax dollars in their bank accounts.

the problem is not medicare,social security or our public education system. the problem is the white collar frauds and liars.

fact is most government programs designed to help people are very good. they work!

privatization opens doors for tax dollars to be spent on increased profit margins, shareholders,high dollar ceo's, speclal interest campaign reckless spending and golden parachutes = wasteful spending going nowhere

Flap Doodle 7 years, 4 months ago

You know what? I'd swear that I just saw this exact same post on another thread.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 4 months ago

I've not posted the same copy/paste rant over 300 times yet. That would be dumb and irresponsible!!!

uncleandyt 7 years, 4 months ago

You've got over TEN THOUSAND complainy comments. Most do not address the issue at hand, but bag on and dismiss the opinions of others. Open your mind to good things.

uncleandyt 7 years, 4 months ago

I'm wrong, you often address the issue, and you try to be funny. Keep trying ! You can do it !!

Fossick 7 years, 4 months ago

This coupon is good for twenty-five (25) free capital letters, to be used as the bearer sees fit.

Merry belated Christmas, merrill.

PS: your states really are going broke. Enjoy the fireworks.

Scott Drummond 7 years, 4 months ago

"A new type of Republican is coming to DC...."

Good one!

Oh, wait you were being serious weren't you? Well, you keep "persuing" your delusions.

Scott Drummond 7 years, 4 months ago

Drum, drum, drum:

The establishment media is all corporately owned and leans to the right as a result. The "liberal media bias" is an outdated right wing charge used to disguise their takeover and control of the means of propaganda.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 4 months ago

"...Obama said Saturday that lawmakers must return to Washington next week prepared to make serious decisions about how to grow the economy in the short run and stay competitive in the future." If Barry hadn't whizzed away the first two years of his one-and-only term playing "I won" I'd be more inclined to take him more seriously now.

tunahelper 7 years, 4 months ago

The GOP is not the party of no. It is the party of HELL NO!!!

HELL NO to omabacare!

HELL NO to cap and tax!

HELL NO to bailouts!

HELL NO to everything omaba proposes!

Happy New Year and thank God for the new Republicans in Congress!

Scott Drummond 7 years, 4 months ago

Yep, and there will be an army of lobbyists and corporate money launderers to help with the corruption of our blessed, ever so pure Tea Partiers - they who are better than any other politicians. "Chosen Ones" you might say from all the hossannas issued in the corporate press.

Fossick 7 years, 4 months ago

"HELL NO to bailouts!"

Hahahaha! No, seriously? HELL NO no to bailouts? Ever heard of TARP, Amigo? The Bush Administration didn't invent the bailout, but they came pretty near perfecting it.

And there was a guy (correct me if I'm wrong) who temporarily called off his presidential campaign to scurry back to Washington for the vote for a bailout. Who was that guy? McClane, McStain, you know, that Republican guy from Arizona. Not Goldwater, the old one.

Scott Drummond 7 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for the compliment, Tom.

See! You can learn from us leftist progressives

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