Mr. Smith attends Obama"s meeting on fiscal cliff deficit

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RTURNSONLY, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    Obama talks to Roundtable, FedEx's Smith � The Commercial Appeal
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Interesting.
     
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I'd like to see Fred Smith, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell hold hands and jump-off the fiscal cliff together.
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It appears Obama and Fred are now buddies.
    That's what is interesting.
    Apparently, old Freddie is not particular which politician he lines the pockets of.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Business people tend to be like that. Who really thinks Fred has a strong public stance on gay marriage and late term abortions?
     
  6. Johnny Ringo

    Johnny Ringo New Member

    Fred Smith attended the last round table where Obama heard NOTHING. Obama doesn't care about main stream workers, just the photo op it will give to say he met with these people and they discussed things. Let's not forget Fred said he would cancel the order with Boeing if NRLB got their wish to accept Fedex Express as being able to go Union.


    It's all a game.
     
  7. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see for every tax hike an equivalent debt reduction. Getting more revenue just to spend more just insures the next cliff will be even bigger. If Obama won't reign in spending, then let's go over this cliff now.
     
  8. Johnny Ringo

    Johnny Ringo New Member

    Van? Who will take away the free Obama phones and Free internet? Not to mention the 99 weeks unemployment?

    Thelma and Louise are the drivers.
     
  9. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    That's a good analogy...just drive that Thunderbird into oblivion. It truly looks like the intent is to break the country so badly that it will never again be influential in the world. How else to explain the demand for more revenue without any effort to curb spending and reduce debt?
     
  10. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Because the majority of Americans voted for Obama and his plan or did you not get that memo?
     
  11. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    As my minister father used to say to me when I was little: "If everyone ran and jumped into a fire would you run and jump into the fire too?" 51% of the vote isn't a mandate to break the bank.
     
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No, it isn't. But overall, the GOP is being rejected, a pattern that will only grow stronger as the US becomes more diverse. It's highly doubtful Republicans can ever win the Presidency again unless they make fundamental changes in the way they deal with women and minorities.
     
  13. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    A majority is a majority. That is how a democracy works my friend. If you don't like it then maybe you should consider moving to North Korea.
     
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Romney lost. They haven't quite accepted it yet. Give them 4 years.
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Because the tax cuts were and are temporary. And think about it. The republicans don't even know that they've won! The have a democratic president ready to make TAX CUTS FOR 98% of the country PERMANANT. If this isn't more evidence that the republican party is dangerously focused only on obstruction and defeat of the president, what else could it be?
     
  16. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Y'all aren't seeing the forest for the trees. The spending is unsustainable. Doesn't matter which party is doing it, spending at this level will bankrupt the country. I can't imagine Hilary Clinton, if she had won in 2008, spending like this. Your Mr.Obama has an agenda, and y'all are so blinded by devotion you can't see that it's not an agenda that will strengthen the U.S.. Spending like this, and printing money to pay for it, will eventually cause a crash. Laugh all you want, scoff all you want, but I don't think he's doing it because he's unaware of the consequences. He just asked the Republican House to give him power to raise the debt ceiling without getting their approval. In other words a blank check. Thank goodness the Republicans are in control of the House and thus the purse strings. That's the other side of the election...the Republicans kept control of the House. The American people spoke there too. It's called checks and balances. That's also how a democracy works my friends.
     
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    They already cut spending last year.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Please vote on my Fiscal Cliff poll in the BC Polls forum.
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    You are obviously a Socialist who wants free stuff.
     
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member


    And the Republicans don't have an agenda? This is useless brinksmanship. The GOP kept control of the House because rural areas vote GOP, the only way that Republicans get elected these days. The "job creators" are also getting a tax cut on the first $250,000 of their income. The biggest proponents in recent history of unsustainable spending were Bush II and Reagan. Obama had to spend to dig us out of the hole created by the Dubya debacle, and he also put both wars on the books. Or did you forget that?