- Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:51
The mixing of the ECB's re-election politics, President Barack Obama roused the Cheering crowd Wednesday as Northeast Pennsylvania pointed out, "a massive blow to the economy " If Republicans block a payroll tax.
But hours after addressing donation New York tone it to his rhetoric and it was possible the progress reported. Obama took on the road with a dual pitch for money, campaign for more money in the pockets of U.S. workers – and his campaign Treasury as well.
He pressed his case in a campaign-style rally in working-class neighbourhoods Scranton, PA., where he said that the Republicans had to choose between lower taxes for the rich, or a payroll tax cut would help working Americans. Republicans say they would support expand payroll tax cut, but reject new taxes to offset the costs.
"Are you going to cut taxes for the middle class and those who are trying to get into the middle class, or are you going to protect massive tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires?" he said. "Are you going to ask a few hundred thousand people who have done very, very well to do their fair share or are you going to raise taxes for hundreds of millions of people across the country?"
Later, in donor-rich New York City, where he raised money for his already flush second presidential elections, took a more conciliatory tone, acknowledges that Republicans such as House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky are also willing to extend the payroll tax, not with the increase in taxes for millionaires.
"For the last couple of days Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell have both indicated that it probably does make sense not to have taxes go up for middle class families, particularly since they've all taken an oath not to raise taxes," Obama told about 50 donors at a Greenwich Village restaurant. "And so it's possible we'll see some additional progress in the next couple of weeks that can continue to help strengthen the economy."
Populist pitch in Scranton and fundraisers in New York serve as bookends to the President of the political and policy and political requirements illustrated double on him as the campaign season 2012 approaches.
He first rallied the crowd, which type of floor would benefit from tax cuts and then appeal for campaign contributions from donors, many of whom would assume the increase in taxes, Obama supports.
In New York City, Obama attended three fundraisers: one at the home of businessman Jack Rosen, President of the American Jewish Congress, where tickets went for at least $ 10,000; in Greenwich Village restaurant, Gotham Bar and Grill for $ 35,800 tickets; and reception the Sheraton, where tickets start at $ 1,000. The money will be split between the Democratic National Committee and the re-election campaign of Obama.
"Every single thing that we care about is at stake in the next election," he told that crowd. "The very core of what this country stands for is on the line."