Weekly Address 02-25-12

 Posted by at 09:35  Politics
Feb 252012
 

“An All-Of-The-Above Approach to American Energy”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama spoke to the American people about the importance of taking an all-of-the-above approach to addressing our nation’s energy challenges. With only 2% of the world’s oil reserves, we cannot simply drill our way to lower gas prices, as some in Washington have suggested. Americans understand that we must have a long-term strategy that uses every available source of energy—including oil, gas, wind, solar, nuclear, biofuels, and more. We also cannot fail to recognize the important role that increasing the efficiency of our cars and trucks can play in both reducing our dependence on oil and saving consumers money at the pump. Finally, at a time when oil companies are making record profits and American families are paying record prices, we must end, once and for all, the $4 billion a year in tax breaks oil companies receive. There are no quick fixes to this problem, but together we can make a serious effort to overcome our energy challenges and help create American jobs.

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Feb 242012
 

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As always, our thanks go to the talented and observant cartoonists who, each week, help us smile through the pain.
 

Weekly Address 02-18-12

 Posted by at 10:23  Politics
Feb 182012
 

“Continuing to Strengthen American Manufacturing ”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama spoke to the American people from the Boeing Plant in Everett, Washington about our efforts to strengthen American manufacturing and job creation here in the United States. He described how we can support businesses like Boeing, which is hiring thousands of Americans across the country, through steps like removing tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas and giving them to companies that create jobs at home. The President is committed to continue assisting businesses in selling their products around the world, and the United States is on track to meet President Obama’s goal of doubling exports within five years. The President believes that by boosting American manufacturing and supporting our job creators, we can create an economy that’s built to last.

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Weekly Address 02-11-12

 Posted by at 09:05  Politics
Feb 112012
 

“Extending the Payroll Tax Cut for the Middle Class”

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In this week’s address, President Obama urged Congress to quickly pass the payroll tax cut extension to prevent a tax hike on 160 million hardworking Americans who are still recovering from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. This is not the time for a self-inflicted wound on the recovery or placing an added burden on middle class families, so Democrats and Republicans must pass this commonsense tax cut without drama or delay. We overcame the same standoff over the payroll tax cut extension in December with the help of the American people, and President Obama once again calls on all Americans to tell their elected leaders to do their jobs, put aside partisanship, and extend this tax cut for the middle class.

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Feb 102012
 

Slim pickings this week. Seems that most everybody wants to cartoon about the Republican nomination thing they’ve got going on, and quite frankly I’m just not that interested. Oh, well… click and enjoy…

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Super Bowl XLVI

 Posted by at 17:00  Entertainment
Feb 052012
 

Enjoy the game.

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Patriots by 7. No way Brady is going allow a repeat of four years ago.

UPDATE: Giants 21, Patriots 17. Oops.

Commercial of the night, which I’m sure our Republican friends did not like one bit:

 

Weekly Address 02-04-12

 Posted by at 09:24  Politics
Feb 042012
 

“It’s Time for Congress to Act to Help Responsible Homeowners”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama continued his call for a return to American values, including fairness and equality, as part of his blueprint for an economy built to last. This is why the President is sending Congress his plan to give responsible homeowners the chance to save thousands of dollars on their mortgages by refinancing at historically low rates without adding a cent to the deficit. The housing crisis has been the single largest drag on the recovery, and although the Administration’s actions have helped responsible homeowners refinance their mortgages and stay in their homes, Congress must act now to do more to continue assisting homeowners and the economy. President Obama asks all Americans to tell their elected officials to pass this plan to keep more families in their homes and more neighborhoods thriving and whole.

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