Watch Obama Address A Town Hall On Deficit Reduction

Tyler Durden's picture


Another day, another set of prepared remarks on deficit reduction, another lesson in the proper grammatical usage of the future tense from the president. Watch it live here.


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peak experience's picture

really shiny video - so real and vivid

whatsinaname's picture

Is it going to end with ? -- So please buy our Treasury bonds will you ? Please Please will ya ? hanh ?

Zero Govt's picture

Not Town Hall meeting's a congregation of the local Marxists who always give the Chicago Commie a warm 'Welcome Comrade President'

Sizzurp's picture

The folks in that audience look like brain dead morons.  This is a propaganda piece put out by the ministry to pacify the unproductive class.


WaterWings's picture

Happy 19th of April, all you fellow Revolutionaries.

long juan silver's picture

It's a campaign whistle stop designed to offer promises that can't be kept and to sucker in fools to vote for him that don't know that.

Sudden Debt's picture

The Chinese wanted him to give a little show for their 3 trillion $ reserves.

So if you ever wondered what 3 trillion would buy you:

a internet movie.


I think i'd rather have a T-shirt...


TruthInSunshine's picture
Matt Taibbi: Obama's Big Sellout to Wall Street
by Matt Taibbi

      Rolling Stone - 2009-12-09

The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway

Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008.

Obama may not have run to the left of Samuel Gompers or Cesar Chavez, but it's not like you saw him on the campaign trail flanked by bankers from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. What inspired supporters who pushed him to his historic win was the sense that a genuine outsider was finally breaking into an exclusive club, that walls were being torn down, that things were, for lack of a better or more specific term, changing.

Then he got elected.

Catullus's picture

Disillusioned. He was an empty suit from day one. A bunch of thugs from Chicago up for sale. No one on wall street was afraid of this guy. Then he gave jobs to summers, geithner, and now Elizabeth Warren (regulators! Mount up!).

HL Meneken said it best: you only ever vote against things. Never for anything.

macholatte's picture

Taibbi: I think so. I mean you have to remember that probably, if you were going to have a Nuremberg for the financial crisis, Bob Rubin would be one of the first people on the dock.


Monday1929's picture

Robert Rubin does so need to be in jail.

gordengeko's picture

He almost looks like a real human.

Jay Gould Esq.'s picture

Where are the styrofoam pillars ? 

The One requires the traditional set dressing for an emperor. Or a god.

gordengeko's picture

Emperors can't be clones, I saw'ed their handbook.

Sudden Debt's picture

Pixar can be proud!
But I found toy story better...

turds in the punchbowl's picture

Riveting, complex, and gritty. Bravo.

SheepDog-One's picture

Obama, yo are a TOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!

caconhma's picture

WOW. Obama looks  and sounds much worse than a no-good used car salesman from a Chicago gutter.

Looking at imbeciles who applauded him, I feel very sorry for America.

It appears we are living in some shitty African country like Zimbabwe. Well, we are getting there...

goldfish1's picture

imbeciles who applauded him

Trained monkeys clapping where the laff track is supposd to start.



Problem Is's picture

"WOW. Obama looks  and sounds much worse than a no-good used car salesman from a Chicago gutter."

Barry Soetoro -- Marketing Manager -- Southside GM:

"What do I need to do to get you into a brand new 2012 GM Volt, today?"

2012 GM Volt: Read -- 1982 Chrysler K-Car... Would you buy a used car from this tele-prompterin' Mofo?

whatsinaname's picture

What he really meant to say to the lady in the white jacket - you look like you got a lot of lard in you and I could really use an extra set of handles.

NOTW777's picture

trucked in, drugged, clapping seals.

he s going to kill us - yeah, cheer, cheer

I am Jobe's picture

LOL. Lookslike they are all sniffed paint and glue. Let the lies continue.

SheepDog-One's picture

And someone just passed out after his rambling 7 minute blah blah answer to a question and he never touched on the subject.

Mercury's picture

There's a reason this guy never actually appears in public.

tellsometruth's picture


someone needs to ask some real questions...I would... see above

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Bitching, whining and blaming everyone else. Same shit different day.

slaughterer's picture

Oh fuck no, I used up all of my vomit buckets on the last Obama video on ZH. 

Cpl Hicks's picture

He's got that head-bobbing, two-teleprompter syncopation thang going! just rock.

redpill's picture

Ohh, I thought he was watching a tennis match.

slaughterer's picture

I am quite simply going to buy every 3X Bear ETF in sight as he approaches the microphone, and watch my capital grow with each "let me make this clear"

slaughterer's picture

Nearly an hour later, I am watching my capital increase as the market slowly sinks with every word our President says.  3X Bear ETFs ticking up higher and higher: TZA above $38 again, etc. etc.  This is called the "Bear Obama" trade, i.e. the market cannot bear him any more.

Youri Carma's picture

Were do they get these chumps actualy listening to the Rockefellow minion?

anony's picture

It's the Oprah audience, silly. 

SheepDog-One's picture

LOL all he can do is spew this BS at kids, theyre the only ones fooled at all. 

He's gonna look under the couch cushions for spare change? Oh that should fix it.

Long-John-Silver's picture

They found $353 million in "cuts" in the 2010 budget under the congressional couches in Washington D.C.

What a joke; and it's on US.

slaughterer's picture

Remember that video of W reading a children's book to some Florida kindergarten children?  It is as if Obama does this now with the entire nation.

nonclaim's picture

He's addressing the second derivative, the reduction of the rate of increase in deficit. And not even that is true...

SuperRay's picture

Coming to you from an alternate reality...

DaveyJones's picture

the future makes me very tense

MisterMousePotato's picture

Years of the Modern

by Walt Whitman
Years of the modern! years of the unperform'd!
Your horizon rises, I see it parting away for more august dramas,
I see not America only, not only Liberty's nation but other nations preparing,
I see tremendous entrances and exits, new combinations, the solidarity of races,
I see that force advancing with irresistible power on the world's stage,
(Have the old forces, the old wars, played their parts? are the acts suitable to them closed?)
I see Freedom, completely arm'd and victorious and very haughty,
with Law on one side and Peace on the other,
A stupendous trio all issuing forth against the idea of caste;
What historic denouements are these we so rapidly approach?
I see men marching and countermarching by swift millions,
I see the frontiers and boundaries of the old aristocracies broken,
I see the landmarks of European kings removed,
I see this day the People beginning their landmarks, (all others give way;)
Never were such sharp questions ask'd as this day,
Never was average man, his soul, more energetic, more like a God,
Lo, how he urges and urges, leaving the masses no rest!
His daring foot is on land and sea everywhere, he colonizes the Pacific, the archipelagoes,
With the steamship, the electric telegraph, the newspaper, the wholesale engines of war,
With these and the world-spreading factories he interlinks all geography, all lands;
What whispers are these O lands, running ahead of you, passing under the seas?
Are all nations communing? is there going to be but one heart to the globe?
Is humanity forming en-masse? for lo, tyrants tremble, crowns grow dim,
The earth, restive, confronts a new era, perhaps a general divine war,
No one knows what will happen next, such portents fill the days and nights;
Years prophetical! the space ahead as I walk, as I vainly try to pierce it, is full of phantoms,
Unborn deeds, things soon to be, project their shapes around me,
This incredible rush and heat, this strange ecstatic fever of dreams O years!
Your dreams O years, how they penetrate through me! (I know not whether I sleep or wake;)
The perform'd America and Europe grow dim, retiring in shadow behind me,
The unperform'd, more gigantic than ever, advance, advance upon me.

NOTW777's picture

notice that even the obama business channel wont broadcast 

burnett is going crazy - her god is on

SuperRay's picture

can't watch it...get nauseous "end tax cuts for the wealthiest americans..." oh, you mean your handlers?  hmmm

NOTW777's picture

guess he means GS, JPM, Google, Soros, Unions etc

NOTW777's picture

add SONY and Jamie Fox

does the teleprompter do hollywood

JimBobOMG's picture