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Fitchburg, MA

#3064 Nov 2, 2012
Just Facts wrote:
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Nope...you are wrong...no ID needed in Massachusetts to vote.
You are right. There is no ID required. When you vote you get checked off the list.

With an absentee ballot you do have to sign the form. The request for such a ballot has to be signed in the request. The ballot is then mailed to your address. You then can either mail the ballot back or have a family member hand deliver it to election headquartes which in Boston is city hall.

Your town and or city is the same respectively. Everyone needs to vote!I am voting for Obama which I encourage all others to do!

Fitchburg, MA

#3065 Nov 2, 2012
info would be nice wrote:
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Please show how funding for the State Department budget was blocked by Congress?
What law was passed, or bill was blocked taking away State Department funding?
You do know our embassies are funded through the State Department, right?
You also know we have not passed a Federal Budget in FOUR years,
so it WAS NOT a budget amendment.
On a side note,
you are aware of the Millions of Dollars spent this year on an electric car program for our Embassies in Europe?
Why didn't the Evil Republicans block that?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz admits voting to cut funding for embassy security

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Oct 11, 2012 – Jason Chaffetz said he "absolutely" voted to cut funding for embassy security,... into the Libya attack and security preparedness along with fellow Republican, Rep.... We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for ... for increased security was denied by Washington, Republican leaders say ...

" I will list other sources in a few minutes.

Fitchburg, MA

#3066 Nov 2, 2012
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, said Wednesday he "absolutely" voted for cutting funding for embassy security.

Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations, accused the White House of lying about details of the Sept. 11 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, according to The Hill blog.

Chaffetz is leading an investigation into the Libya attack and security preparedness along with fellow Republican, Rep. Darrell Issa.

While speaking to CNN, Chaffetz was asked if he had "voted to cut the funding for embassy security."

"Absolutely," he replied. "Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have…15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things."

Fitchburg, MA

#3067 Nov 2, 2012
Via Steve Benen, I see that Darrell Issa might have a wee problem on his hands when he holds his hearings today about inadequate security at the Benghazi consulate. Dana Milbank reports:

House Republicans cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012....Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’ proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national security”— a charge Republicans rejected.

Ryan, Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 billion from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security positions. Under Ryan’s budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than $400 million in additional cuts to embassy security.

Fitchburg, MA

#3068 Nov 2, 2012
The Republicans have done these things during the Obama administrations four years. They are obstructionist,FACT!!!!

You cannot have it both ways!They blocked funding and then they point the other way when somethng happens.

They have done ths with ALL pro-American jobs bills!!!

Romney profitted 10s of mllions a year due to the outsourcing of American jobs!!!! I cannot even believe the gall he has running for president. He has been the problem concerning what ails the American economy!!!!!!!

Fitchburg, MA

#3069 Nov 2, 2012
So, here it finally is!! The Obama administration is the one who requested extra funding for security.As with everything Obama presents and proposes the Republican OBSTRUCTIONIST deny his request.

This is what angers me about the economy. Our nation is suffering a massive ten year recession. Meanwhile the Republicans due absolutely NOTHING but OBSTRUCT the president in his attempts to repair the economy.

They think it is funny. They are all about politics! Boehner and others stated on day one that they are transfixed on removing Obama.

Boehner then constantly appears with his FAKE tan as an exclusive OBSTRUCTIONIST to Obama,PERIOD!

We must all stand up and to vote outall Republican OBSTRUCTIONIST in order to send a clear message to all politicians.

Seriously, take a look at thetax cuts for the wealthy.Google what Boehner and the repubs did before xmas concernng extending unempoyment benefits for Americans!!

It was Obama that comprimised in order to secure these exended benefits hich are funding!
Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3070 Nov 2, 2012
"During the 2010 mid-terms the GOP campaigned fiercely on the platform of job creation and, as a result of such promises, the GOP gained the majority in the House of Representatives. As new Speaker of the House, John Boehner made the welcome claim that the primary goal of the Republican Party was to increase employment in the U.S.

His exact words were: "We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs."

Those were welcome words, except that a week before the 2010 elections Republican Senator Mitch McConnell revealed the GOP's true intent: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

The following, therefore, is a list of legislation by the GOP beginning 2-10-2011, a list which I began purely for my own amusement. That it has reached its current imposing length without one anecdotal citation of new employment as a result of Republican legislation is simply shocking. Shame on these useless hypocrites.

There are those who choose to place the blame for the relatively high rate of unemployment on Mr. Obama's shoulders, but keep in mind that it is the House that both enacts legislation and controls the governmental purse-strings, not the President. The American Recovery and Investment Act passed by the Democrats in 2009 no doubt aided the economy but it would have been more effective if the GOP hadn't limited much of it to more than tax breaks for the rich.

Update 6-18-2012: It's officially clear to everyone, even the foreign press, that the GOP will do nothing to help the economy, betting that bad finanacial times will help Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential elections. In addition, thinkprogress.com offers five ways the GOP has actively sabotaged job growth.

Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3071 Nov 2, 2012
Here it all comes. The publicneedsto know the truth!
Non-Job Creation Legislation of 2011

1-7-2011: Proposed to repeal the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.(Obamacare)

1-18-2011: Proposal to limit mandatory printing of bills by the Government Priting Office for the use of the House or Senate.

1-25-2011: Voted to provide Capitol-flown flags for recipients of Medal of Honor and to extend the authorization of certain Small Business Administration programs... until May 31, 2011.

1-25-2011: Voted to "reduce Federal spending and cut the deficit" by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and party conventions.

2-8-2011: Attempted to extend provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005.

2-9-2011: Named a courthouse in Yuma, Arizona and attempted to take back money allocated to the United Nations.

2-15-2011: Considered Defense appropriations.

2-28-2011: Votes to amend rules regarding litigation of Federal employees.

3-2-2011: Voted unanimously to extend Highway Authorization bill. Also voted to repeal reporting requirements for payments more than $600 to corporations.

3-8-2011: Passed bill to enhance roles of dentists in national disasters, and added veterinarians to the Public Health Service Act. Neither bill passed by the Senate.

3-9-2011: Passed bill to rescind the unobligated funding for the FHA Refinance Program and to terminate the program.

3-14-2011: The House agreed to put a statue of Gerald Ford in the State Capitol.

3-15-2011: THe House voted to give itself a two-week holiday from 3-18 to 3-29.

3-16-2011: The House voted to rescind the third round of funding for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and to terminate the program.

3-17-2011: The House attempted to de-fund Public Radio, and voted down a bill to remove U.S. armed forces from Afghanistan.

3-29-2011: The House voted to alter taxation for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund.

4-1-2011: Approved defunct funding for failed religious schools.

4-6-2011: Attempt to destroy Medicaid.

4-8-2011: Attempt to destroy Planned Parenthood.

4-11-2011: Planning on shutting down the government

4-13-2011: Attempt to destroy the EPA.

4-15-2011: Attempting to eliminate financial counseling.

4-18-2011: Passed a House budget that gives $4 trillion in tax cuts to the rich.

4-20-2011: Spent $500,000 to discriminate against gays.

4-22-2011: Continued toadying for the rich.

4-25-2011: Pretending the deficit is to blame for slow job growth.

4-27-2011: De-funded SETI.(ARGH!!!!!!!)

4-29-2011: Tried to kill Chrysler two years ago... which is now going to pay back all its government loans.
Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3072 Nov 2, 2012
5-2-2011: The Judicial Branch of the GOP, the Supreme Court, votes 5-4 to deny consumer class-action suits.

5-4-2011: Redefining rape. Yes, redefining rape.

5-6-2011: Pushing for spending caps tied to GDP.(That's a really, really REALLY bad idea.)

5-9-2011: Claimed credit for dropping oil prices because they passed a bill.

5-11-2011: Refuse to reduce oil subsidies.

5-13-2011: Stood helplessly and watched as Senator John Ensign made Bill Clinton look like a Carmelite nun.

5-16-2011: Attempt to retool Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare-killing bill.

5-17-2011: Prevented the raising of the federal debt limit. Let the catastrophic job loss begin.

5-18-2011: Watches Rome burn with their Wall Street pals.

5-19-2011: Filibustered bill to repeal oil subsidies.

5-20-2011: Rejected Goodwin Liu for judge simply because Mr. Obama nominated him.

5-23-2011: Abortion. Abortion. Abortion. As in "restrictions".

5-27-2011: Spent five hours debating NPR, five minutes debating Afghanistan.

5-27-2011: GOP releases their jobs plan. Hilarity ensues.

5-30-2011: Continue to hold the debt limit hostage in order to make more money for billionaires.

6-1-2011: Brought to the House floor a bill specifically blaming President Obama's 2012 budget for raising the statutory debt limit by $2.4 trillion dollars, a budget the very same Republican-led Congress earlier passed.

6-6-2011: Pulled from the floor a Democratic resolution to remove soldiers from Libya, because it just might have passed.

6-3-2011: Conceived a plan to replace three federal employees with just one federal employee. Yes, they're now actually reducing jobs.

6-9-2011: Nothing. They did absolutely nothing to create jobs. Not a damn thing.

6-13-2011: Nothing, though they're jabbering a lot about privatizing Social Security. Again. Sigh.

6-15-2011: Attempts to cut billions from needy seniors and hungry children in order to raise the defense budget... again.

6-17-2011: The GOP is censoring Democratic congressional newsletters because they're using the GOP's own words to define the excremental Ryan Budget. Nice.

6-20-2011: The GOP held a convention in New Orleans and hired an Obama look-alike to stand on stage and tell racist jokes. So +1 to the GOP for giving a man a job but -1,000,000 points for the kind of job it was.

6-22-2011: I'm sad to report that the GOP didn't do a dang thing to create jobs today, but I'll give them credit for not using senior citizens for skeet shooting practice.

6-24-2011: Yesterday the Democratic Congress stood up on its back legs and finally barked out what so many of us have been saying for the past six months--- that the Republican Congress is actively trying to stall the economy. There, was that so harrrrrrrd?
Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3073 Nov 2, 2012
6-27-2011: The Republican Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling EIGHTEEN times for President Bush. Now the the GOP is holding collective their breaths and pitching fits, perfectly willing to cause world economic collapse just because that darned old spendthrift Obama wants to eliminate the corporate jet depreciation tax credit for their rich friends. Oy vey.

6-29-2011: Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) spent $9 million dollars of his own money in his race for a senate seat in 2010 but afterwards had his own company pay him back to the tune of $10 million in "deferred compensation". Is this illegal? Very probably, though it oddly resulted in one new American job: Senator Ron Johnson. So way to go, GOP! Only ten million more jobs to go.

7-1-2011: The GOP is on vacation until the 7th of July, even though a world-altering problem with the debt ceiling is looming. But don't worry, Democratic Senator Harry Reid and his left-wing pals are staying in Washington to get some real work done.

7-4-2011: The GOP was off for the 4th of July holidays.

7-6-2011: No new jobs to speak of but the GOP is working diligently to keep their true constituency, Wall Street fat cats, rolling in simoleons by attempting to roll back the financial reforms passed last year.

7-8-2011: Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's bright idea is to close tax loop holes.... and then give the accumulated monies back to the rich in the form of reduced taxes. That's our little non-job-makers!

7-11-2011: Speaker of the House John "Weepy-Boy" Boehner admits that not raising the debt limit will cost jobs. Ahhh, that explains everything. Atta boy, GOP!

7-13-2011: The GOP claims they passed 9 bills that would create 500,000 jobs. Except they didn't create jobs. They really, really didn't.

7-15-2011: Finally. The GOP is doing some investigating, but it's not about Wall Street or Rupert Murdoch. The target in their cross hairs this time is <groan> Planned Parenthood. Again. This is the official definition of insanity, you know.

7-18-2011: Not only does the GOP continue to insist on slashing federal spending, which will cost jobs, jobs and more jobs, but now they want to hack the Constitution.

7-20-2011: Are you ready? The GOP today passed a bill that would "amend the Securities Act of 1933 to specify when certain securities issued in connection with church plans are treated as exempted securities for purposes of that Act." Ooooh, I'm all a-tingle.

7-22-2011: While unemployment claims are rising again the GOP is putting the screws to small airports in order to kill union labor.

7-25-2011: Speaker of the House John Boehner walks out of a debt ceiling meeting because that mean old pwesident Obama wouldn't knife his health care plan. Poor widdle John.

7-27-2011: No new jobs but at least 4000 workers have hit the bricks as a result of the GOP's jihad against airport unions.

7-29-2011: The GOP wasted the past two days on its version of a debt ceiling bill that even its own party won't vote for. John Boehner is a miserable failure as both the Majority Leader and as a shepherd for these hard times.

8-1-2011: The GOP breaks out the fiddles while the economy burns. The tune they favor is the "Screw The Poor and the Elderly" polka, and they're hitting the coda HARD.

8-3-2011: The GOP is screwing everyone over by refusing to fund the FAA. As a result, airlines owners are currently pocketing millions in taxes that should go to the government.

8-5-2011: GOOD NEWS! The GOP has a plan to create 300,000 jobs.... no, wait. That's eliminate 300,000 jobs. Sorry.
Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3074 Nov 2, 2012
8-8-2011: The GOP is on vacation but their henchmen continue to usurp the voting process by sending out phony absentee ballots.

8-10-2011: The GOP is proposing something called the REINS act which essentially gets rid of safety inspectors. So less jobs and more poison in your children's food. It's win-win, uh, lose-lose, uh, whatever!

8-12-2011: Employees of Boeing had their jobs illegally pulled out from underneath them. Guess which political party is doing their best to see that these employees don't have their day in court. Bingo!

8-15-2011: Yayyyy! Republican Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee (which investigates government corruption) is keeping his home district busy by securing millions of dollars for road and public works projects. I guess it was just a complete coincidence that most of the work is planned near properties Mr. Issa owns. Uh-oh.

8-17-2011: Republicans Darrell Issa and Dennis Ross introduced a bill in July that would accelerate the destruction of the USPS and put all of its employees, hundreds of thousands of good Americans, out of work.

Damn Darrell Issa and damn Dennis Ross! Fuck 'em until their ancestors rise from the dead and beg forgiveness for ever having sired the malevolent little bastards.

8-19-2011: Hey, look! Good old Darrell Issa, Republican, has hired a guy named Peter Haller to help effect new regulations for banks, like Goldman Sachs. Unfortunately, Mr. Heller used to be called Peter Simonyi when he was a vice president for (wait for it) Goldman Sachs. Oh, you can bet you boots there's nothing underhanded about hiding behind another name. Not a thing. Nada. Zip. Zero.

8-22-2011: The GOP has a new job-creation plan... to have one rammed down their throats. You see, the Democrats want to include a job-creation trigger in the new Super Committee that will require the Republican Party to vote either for or against it. To vote against it would be, uhhh, dumb but I wouldn't put anything past our little conservative pals. Stay tuned.

8-24-2011: The GOP has been quiet on the job front lately so I have a request of Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry...

Re-invest in your porno companies, Rick.

It doesn't have to be a large investment but at the very least you'd put a few porn stars back on the cock, uh, I mean clock. Heck, if you're lucky they might even name a new position after you, one that no doubt involves the same anal lube that keeps your hair in place.

8-26-2011: Hey! It's our old pal Darrell Issa again, and he's hired a very nice man named Kurt Bardella to work for him on the Oversight Committee... only it's the same Kurt Bardella he fired five months ago for breach of trust. Guess this leopard found some really effective spot remover.

8-29-2011: Suppose you have a job but you need help with your mortgage. There's still $30 billion in the Troubled Asset Relief Program but the GOP wants to re-route that money to the federal deficit. This means more people will lose their homes and perhaps become homeless. Eventually jobless. Nice work, GOP.

8-31-2011: When the GOP returns from vacation they plan on voting every week to gut every government regulation within arm's reach because, you know, "regulation costs jobs". What they refuse to acknowledge is that regulation has been proven to actually create jobs.

9-2-2011: After unbridled "success" wrecking the economy once again with their "debt-ceiling" stunt House and Senate Republicans are starting to mumble about stalling the upcoming Highway Bill, costing Americans almost 2 million jobs.(These bills have traditionally been passed by overwhelming margins.)

9-3-2011: A recent CNN poll reveals that those who self-identify as Republicans would rather the president focus on jobs, not the deficit, by a margin of 54%-44%. So why has the Republican Party not proposed one, single jobs bill in nine months?
Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3075 Nov 2, 2012
Because they're not Republicans! They're shills for their corporate masters who they can't WAIT to get another Republican stooge in the White House so they can screw the American people all over again like they did from 2001-2009.

9-5-2011: The GOP is on a Labor Day break, which is sort of like atheists enjoying Christmas services with the Pope, so not much in terms of job creation is happening. For now, we'll just have to thank presidential candidate Mitt "Magic Underpants" Romney for hiring all of the workers who will be laboring to quadruple the size of his California beachfront mansion.

9-6-2011: Michelle Bachmann has a brilliant new answer for lots of high-paying jobs... slash the corporate tax rate to zero.... except corporate America is already paying an effective rate of zero. Even so, job creation is down the dumper. Back to the Etch-A-Sketch, Michelle.

9-8-2011: Presidential candidates Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, and Herman Cain have just announced their jobs programs. It's tax cuts for the rich, tax cuts for the rich, and tax cuts for the rich. Why didn't we think of this before?

9-9-2011: Rick Perry wants to kill Social Security. He also wants to eliminate the FDA, the FCC, the U.S. Post Office and just about all other federal employees except the military, the Supreme Court and himself. It's kind of a jobs plan if you long for 12th century feudalism.

9-11-2011: On Friday President Obama outlined a job's plan that is seen by economists as win-win. The Republican response to the program is to whine about it.

9-12-2011: Not much governance today so I think I'll just make a little comparison... which two types of professions do you think result in more jobs? Wall Street commodity speculators, or educators? And which group do you think the GOP is doing its darndest to reduce in numbers?

9-14-2011: I gotta hand it to the GOP. In this bleak economy they've found a way to increase jobs... in hospital emergency rooms. What they're doing is trying to cut funding in the transportation bill for bike paths and pedestrian walkways, thus ensuring more mayhem on our streets and guaranteed employment for EMT workers. It's pure gee-nyuss I tells ya!

9-15-2011: Today the GOP-led House passed a bill that would make it easier to fire union workers, union organizers, or simply move jobs overseas in order to bust a union. In essence, an anti-jobs bill.
Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3076 Nov 2, 2012
9-16-2011: The government has provided loans that help the auto industry create jobs, loans that helped keep the assembly of the Ford Focus and the Nissan Leaf right here on American soil. Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor plans to strip half that money to repair damage from Hurricane Irene... in HIS district.

9-16-2011: President Obama is trying to fast track job creation for a company called LightSquared and Republicans are pissed, evidently because the owner of the company had the audacity to donate to the Democratic Party. He, uh, ahem, also donated equally to the Republican Party.

9-19-2011: Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor is back with a pithy statement about Mr. Obama's jobs bill: "While an all or nothing approach might make sense to some communicators, I hope the President realizes it would be better to work together." This from a man whose stated job it is to say, and I quote, "No" to anything the president proposes. I hope he gets a painful boil on his uvula.

9-21-2011: The leaders of the Republican Party just sent a letter to the Federal Reserve saying "Keep unemployment high." Honestly, the letter says, in essence, "Hey, those guys out there in the ocean are drowning. Hide the life-preservers."

9-23-2011: Look! It's Darrell Issa, Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, creating jobs. He's stumping for a huge loan package on behalf of a company, Aptera, which makes electric cars. This is great news, especially for the green economy, although I wonder if Mr. Issa would be so ecstatic if the company in question wasn't a major contributor to his campaigns.


One more thing... the day after sending the glowing recommendation to the Energy Department Mr. Issa conducted a hearing entitled "How Obama’s Green Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs." Double-oops.

9-26-2011: The GOP is being suspiciously quiet so I want to take this opportunity to show you just how badly the Bush administration fucked-over the American people. Here's a chart of the GNP for this country over the past 60 years:

See that massive drop in 2008, the only drop in over 60 years? That's the Bush administration shedding jobs in this country hand over fist, just so the GOP could have the corporate-owned media blame Mr. Obama.

As you can see the GNP has recovered and business in this country is doing fine but they're not hiring and they're not going to hire until Mr. Obama is gone. It's not enough for the Koch's of this world to reap absurd profits. They want it all.

9-30-2011: Here's a novel way that the GOP creates fewer jobs; Refusing to appoint federal judges. Only 62% of Mr. Obama's choice of judges (A record glacial pace) have been approved so far and some have had to undergo the process for over a year. As far as the GOP is concerned, the only good activist judge is a Republican-appointed activist judge.

10-3-2011: Does it come as a surprise to anyone that the GOP is trying to slash job-training programs?

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#3077 Nov 2, 2012
Nice try Oblame-O defenders. This entire administration does nothing but lie and blame others for their incompetence and you useful idiots swallow it whole ever time.

"Obama’s New Lie – No Funding For Embassy Security Was The Problem"

The lies of the administration on the root cause of the assassination of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other men are so well documented that they need not be covered here again.

The real humor in Axelrod’s trope is the bit about finding those responsible. Team Obama’s lead investigators, the FBI (really?), didn’t make bombed out embassy for over 15 days. In fact I’m still not sure if they’ve made it to the scene of the crime.

But the last bit about cutting back on the funding for security is the new “big lie” from the Obama camp.

Overall budgets for embassy security and construction were not cut. The Heritage Foundation did the research.

Comparing FY 2011 actual funding versus the FY 2012 estimate, there appears to be a reduction in Worldwide Security Protection and Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance. But that reduction does not account for additional funding in FY 2012 from Overseas Contingency Operations funds amounting to $236 million for Worldwide Security Protection (p. 63) and $33 million for Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance (p. 467). As a result, total funds for Worldwide Security Protection for FY 2012 are estimated to be $94 million higher than in FY 2011, while Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance is estimated to be $61 million less than FY 2011. Together, there is a net increase.

And in testimony before Congress today the State Department confirmed that budgets had nothing to do with the manpower and assets in Libya pre 9/11/12.

The $16 billion dollar State Department budget had plenty of money to for other urgent matters like “green” energy. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) notes in The Washington Times:

The administration had everything they needed, except for a plan.
Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3079 Nov 2, 2012
Aug 15 2012 1:53 PM 11 Facts About the Tax Debate Aug 9 2012 11:55 AM President Obama's Tax Cuts for the Middle Class Aug 3 2012 3:38 PM President Obama Continues the Push for Middle Class Tax Cuts .See All Recent News
President Obama on the Middle Class Tax Cuts .
Tax Cuts
President Obama is calling on lawmakers to extend the middle-class tax cuts that are set to expire in 2012 so that 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses don’t pay higher taxes next year.

Nearly everyone in Washington agrees that this is the right thing to do, and the Senate has already passed the extension. Republicans in Congress, however, are holding middle-class tax cuts hostage, refusing to extend them unless tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans are also extended.
Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3080 Nov 2, 2012

If Congress sends me a clean bill extending the tax cuts on the first $250,000 of every family’s income, I will sign it right away— President Obama
Repblican Obstructionist

Fitchburg, MA

#3081 Nov 2, 2012
Here it is in a nutshell!


Jul 9, 2012 – In fact, Republicans promise to act soon to extend the Bush tax cuts and they ... because Republicans held unemployment benefits and payroll tax reduction hostages unless they got a two-year extension on tax cuts for the rich..... I will vote for President Obama and I applaud him for his courage in standing ...
Mitts reliefs

Fitchburg, MA

#3082 Nov 2, 2012
Governor Mitt Romney...we’ve got to stop doing [disaster relief] because we’re jeopardizing the future of our kids, it is simply immoral
More Obstructionism

Fitchburg, MA

#3083 Nov 2, 2012
According to executive director of the National Employment Law Project, Christine Owens, what Republicans in Congress need to focus on to spur job creation is “more spending on infrastructure, fiscal relief to states and renewal of federal unemployment benefits,” and not more time bickering over extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. President Obama delivered job creation bills to Congress that have languished for nearly a year, and House Republicans dithered away precious time over a transportation bill that would create 3 million jobs repairing the nation’s infrastructure. Now

More Obstructionism

Fitchburg, MA

#3084 Nov 2, 2012
Republicans are making extending the wealthy’s tax cuts and repealing the ACA their signature issue as a campaign strategy instead of passing the President’s jobs bills, or expediting the transportation bill to put 3 million Americans to work right away.

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