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Republican Response and George Orwell

The Vice President was deployed for the weekly address this week, and talked about extension of the middle class tax cuts and the extension of unemployment benefits. He failed to mention any prospective deal on those subjects with Congressional Republicans. … Continue reading

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The President on START

The President used his weekly remarks to talk about the stalled “START” treaty with Russia. The President, despite being rebuffed by chief Republican negotiator John Kyl, is pressing for a vote by the lame duck Senate, where he will need … Continue reading

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The Earmark Challenge

The President used his weekly address to talk about the Congressional “earmarking” practice. The President, as is his practice, gave a bit of a mixed message. To paraphrase he said earmarking is bad, but some earmarks go for worthy projects. … Continue reading

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The President's Opening Position on Bush Tax Cuts

The President laid out his opening position on extending the Bush era tax cuts, making three major points. 1) That the lame duck session ought to make the Bush era tax cuts for the “middle class” permanent. 2) That we … Continue reading

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The President on Tax Breaks for Offshoring

The President spent his weekly address talking about the tax code and business tax breaks he is pushing for. He also talked about Republican opposition to his attempt to stop tax breaks for companies moving jobs out of America. The … Continue reading

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The President on Clean Energy

President Obama spent his weekly address talking about renewable energy and the jobs that come with that growing industry. American jobs for American workers, in an area that is vital to the future of the United States in so many … Continue reading

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President Obama on the Economy

The President on the state of the economy, with some hard shots at the Republicans. Obviously there are pretty severe disagreements, but lets look at some of the key points. 1) Should there be tax breaks for companies that ship … Continue reading

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President Obama on Special Interest Money

The President spent his weekly talk on special interest money and how it is impacting our electoral process. He is retaking some old ground here, but I am struck by his focus on two items. 1) Transparency: Why do Republicans … Continue reading

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Protect Social Security: Democratic Battle Cry

The President used the 75th anniversary of Social Security to whipsaw the Republican Party on how to best protect the system going forward. And that issue appears to be heating up, with many Republican candidates being forced to backpedal from … Continue reading

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The President on Medicare

The President talked about the Medicare program and the new report showing that the changes enacted through health care reform will add twelve years to the program’s solvency. The President of course is referring to the Medicare “cost cuts” enacted … Continue reading

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