Weekly Address 11-22-14

 Posted by at 09:53  Politics
Nov 222014
 

“Immigration Accountability Executive Action”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President laid out the steps he took this past week to fix our broken immigration system. Enacted within his legal authority, the President’s plan focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border; deporting felons, not families; and accountability through criminal background checks and taxes. These are commonsense steps, but only Congress can finish the job.

As the President acts, he’ll continue to work with Congress on a comprehensive, bipartisan bill — like the one passed by the Senate more than a year ago — that can replace these actions and fix the whole system.

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Presidential Immigration Plan

 Posted by at 21:43  Politics
Nov 202014
 

Tonight, President Barack Obama went where the Republicans in Congress refused to go. He told them that if they did not act, he would. Tonight, he did. The Republicans, of course, are going to scream to the high heavens about what our President did tonight. He did the right thing. He did what the Republicans should have done long ago. He did what the Republicans would have done long ago had anyone besides Barack Obama been President of the United States. They vowed before this President even took office that they would oppose him on everything he tried to do. They have kept that vow. Now, the President must do what they will not.

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Weekly Address 11-15-14

 Posted by at 11:05  Politics
Nov 152014
 

“Open Enrollment Starts Today”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President reminded Americans that Affordable Care Act open enrollment begins this weekend. In the past year, more than 10 million people have gained health insurance, including more than 7 million who enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplace coverage. They are proof that the Affordable Care Act is working, making health care more affordable, accessible, and of higher quality for millions of people.

The President encouraged all Americans to take advantage of open enrollment, and remind their friends and families to do so as well.

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Weekly Address 11-08-14

 Posted by at 08:40  Politics
Nov 082014
 

“This Veterans’ Day, Let’s Honor Our Veterans”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, in advance of Veterans’ Day, the President paid tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given so much in service of America.

Veterans have risked their lives to protect our freedom, and we need to be there for them when they return from duty by ensuring they get the care they need and the opportunities they deserve. The President asked every American to thank and welcome home the veterans in their lives who, like all who fight for our country, are heroes worthy of our constant gratitude and support.

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Midterms 2014

 Posted by at 17:12  Politics
Nov 052014
 

I am still trying to come to terms with what happened in this country yesterday. Wow… talk about people voting against their own best interest. I have to admit that I am fearful for the future of the United States. I guess 238 years was a pretty good run.

President Obama held a news conference this afternoon in which he discussed yesterday’s election. He did not say anything that the buffoons in the room would not have already known had they been paying even the tiniest bit of attention during the past six years.

I am not upset or angry right now. Just sad.

I am so looking forward to 2016!