Obama slow to warm up to Twitter, GOP calls president’s tax bluff, FHA plan to save homes
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President Obama’s Twitter town hall on Wednesday was, by nearly all reviews, a resounding success, but, as it turns out, the president was slow to accept the suggestion that he do it.
Ken Bazinet, correspondent for the Talk Radio News Service in Washington, telling News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network that Obama at first scoffed at the suggestion that people could ask intelligent, insightful questions in 140 characters or less. But after seeing the success Sarah Palin’s had with her tweets, he reluctantly agreed to do it. And, of course, while the questions were limited to 140 characters, his answers were not.
Bazinet also brought us up-to-date on attempts at the White House to get Republican congressional leaders to agree with the Democrats to raise taxes as a component of the debt reduction talks. Obama offered a carrot, reducing the Medicare and Medicaid as well as Social Security budgets. But the Republicans, he says, thus far, aren’t biting.
And, finally, Baziner reported on a new FHA program that allows qualified unemployed loan holders to forgo foreclosure for as long as one year.