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Speaker John Boehner has run on empty for years. When he took the gavel from Nancy Pelosi, he said that ‘the mission of the GOP will be jobs.’ He did not support the President’s American Jobs Act and passed no bill that became law and created the millions of jobs forecast by the Congressional Budget Office. Instead Republicans focused on social issues as they usually do when they have no answers: Contraception. Planned Parenthood. Abortion. Gay Marriage. Catholic Church. Why doesn’t John Boehner do something about infrastructure and education which need his urgent attention? Why does he keep running the US House like it was a part-time job? Surely no other employees get so much ‘vacation’ as Speaker Boehner gives members of the House no matter what grave issues are at play in the nation’s business. Under the 112th Congress the American people and the media cried out “Congress is broken” and rated it as poor (11% approval rating). While the current Congress only has a record of two months, John Boehner inspires no confidence that the 113th Congress has any intention of governing after Republicans lost their 4 year war “to make President Obama a one-term president.” [Senator Mitch McConnell]
Yes, Barack Obama won a second term and now is polling high. Congress continues to poll low. Republicans whine, “Obama wants a conquest,” as if the party of the right has ownership of the right to be right. Our Democratic president is using the political capital that comes with winning. This is a good thing. The people will see it play out for their good. One has hope after hearing Republicans have no plans to shut the government down later this month.
ACCORDING TO THE IMPARTIAL CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?
In a forth coming interview Brit Hume will force Paul Ryan to become defensive and try to ignore all his work and fame coming from “The Ryan Budget” and say that he now supports the so-called “Romney Budget,” which Ezra Klein calls, “A Fantasy.” Note: When asked for specifics on a proposed GOP budget, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan immediately turn the conversation away from their secret agenda and mouth criticisms of Barack Obama caused by the GOP war on the President. When the Congressional Budget Office asked Paul Ryan for specifics, he had the temerity to say, “Trust me.” [Ryan is chairman of the House Budget Committee.]
POLITICO Breaking News
The health law update from the Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday found that costs would drop by $84 billion over 11 years because not all states would opt in to Medicaid expansion. About 6 million fewer people will be covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, but about half of them would end up covered in the state-based health insurance exchanges, so about 3 million more people would be uninsured.
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In truth, under Obama taxes have hit a 30-year low, in part because of tax cuts enacted by the president as part of the stimulus package.
These are numbers from the Congressional Budget Office and it doesn’t matter if you look at just income taxes or all federal taxes combined, under President Obama, taxes are at a 30 year low.
Mitt Romney‘s successful ability is taking over companies, make them more saleable through layoffs AND THEN SELL THOSE COMPANIES AND WALK AWAY. Don’t let amnesia overtake you. Remember: ROMNEY HAS NO EXPERIENCE CREATING MILLIONS OF JOBS. And, Congress must pass THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT. [The Congressional Budget Office said that this Obama bill will create millions of jobs. Republicans will not vote for this bill as part of their War to Tale Back the Whitehouse. We don’t need another Bush in the Oval Office.]
Fact check the Koch Brothers on Obamacare
The George Mason University Mercatus Center released a report this week claiming Obamacare will actually add to the deficit, to the tune of $340 billion. But don’t for a minute believe that they don’t have an agenda — this center is primarily funded by the Koch brothers, and was founded by their chief lobbyist. A quick look at studies from actual non-partisan sources, like the Congressional Budget Office, back up what the President has said about Obamacare all along — it will actually cut the deficit by $127 billion.