President Barack Obama said on Al Sharpton’s radio show that the one thing holding the Republican party together these days is its love of rich people.
Obama said on Al Sharpton’s radio show: “My sense is that their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations.”
“They would prefer to see these kinds of cuts that could slow down our recovery over closing tax loopholes. That’s the thing that binds their party together at this point.”
Whoa, tell us how you really feel, B!!
Delivering such a blunt assessment right now, as opposed to during campaign season, seems more than a bit unwise, with the “sequestration” looming.
On March 1, massive spending cuts will kick in unless Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate and the GOP-led House resolve the current budget impasse.
Even as he contacted House Speaker John Boehner and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday to talk about the budget, Obama is holding is ground.
“Unfortunately, I think Republicans right now are so dug in on this notion of never raising taxes that it becomes difficult for them to see an obvious answer right in front of them,” Obama added.
Wisely or not, he’s steadfastly sticking to a position that many GOP legislators have rejected when it comes to resolving the current budget stalemate.
He said 75 percent of Americans support his “balanced approach” of tax increases and spending cuts, criticizing the GOP for favoring only spending cuts.
At this point, both sides seem willing to let sequestration kick in on principle, rather than compromise. Time will tell if they blink – or what the consequences might be.
Miley Cyrus Platinum Hair: Love It or Loathe It?
The singer debuted a new hair color over the weekend, keeping her locks short but dyeing them blue. Sorry!!! Not blue.
“My hurrr ain’t blue,” Cyrus Tweeted. “That s–ts PLATINUM.”
Okay, okay. We hear ya, Miles. But is that s–t an improvement?
You tell us, readers: What do you think of Miley’s platinum hair?
Helen Mirren Debuts Pink Hair at 2013 BAFTAs
Helen Mirren tickled herself pink over the weekend, debuting a radical new hair color at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London.
Your move, Miley Cyrus…
The 67-year old explained to Great Britain’s Daily Mail that the fresh ‘do was inspired by America’s Next Top Model contestant Sophie Summer.
“I just thought it would be fun to dye my hair pink,” Mirren told the newspaper. “I mean, honestly, I was watching America’s Next Top Model and the season where there were the British girls… the British girl who won, she had pink hair, and I thought: ‘That looks really pretty.’ So I’m copying her, basically.”
Mirren was up for Best Leading Actress at the BAFTAs for her role in Hitchcock, but she lost to Amour‘s Emmanuelle Riva.
Still, the leading lady won every headline from the event.
What do you think of her new look? Do you like it?
Britney Spears, Brunette: Do You Like Her New Look?
Britney Spears has LITERALLY gone back to her roots.
The famously blonde pop star, whose hair is naturally brown, debuted her darker locks at Elton John’s big Academy Awards party Sunday night.
It’s (brunette) Britney, bitch.
The 31-year-old pop icon also stopped traffic in her cleavage-baring gown by Michael Cinco, previously went brunette for periods of 2006, 2007 and 2009.
The “Scream & Shout” singer “was very happy with the result,” her stylist says,” and “is just ready for a change in many respects… she seems very happy.”
Between her hit song, her new look and her new boyfriend, David Lucado, it looks like 2013 is off to a fresh and pleasant start for the mother of two. For any Translation related help, visit Translation Agency UK
What do you think of Britney’s new hair color?