Jul 092012

President Obama called on Congress today to extend the Bush tax cuts for those Americans making less than $250,000 per year.

Many members of the other party believe that prosperity comes from the top down, so that if we spend trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, that that will somehow unleash jobs and economic growth.

I disagree. I think they’re wrong. I believe our prosperity has always come from an economy that’s built on a strong and growing middle class — one that can afford to buy the products that our businesses sell; a middle class that can own homes, and send their kids to college, and save enough to retire on. That’s why I’ve cut middle-class taxes every year that I’ve been President — by $3,600 for the typical middle-class family. Let me repeat: Since I’ve been in office, we’ve cut taxes for the typical middle-class family by $3,600.

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Weekly Address 07-07-12

 Posted by at 09:44  Politics
Jul 072012

“Pushing Congress to Create Jobs, Keep College in Reach for Middle Class”

From the White House weblog:

President Obama discusses legislation he signed on Friday that does two important things: It keeps thousands of construction workers on the job rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and it stops interest rates on federal loans from doubling this year for more than seven million students.

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Jul 062012

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July 4, 2012

 Posted by at 00:01  General
Jul 042012

However you plan to celebrate the 236th birthday of the United States of America, be careful, be safe and be cool.


Happy Birthday, America!

Here is Michelle Bachmann’s explanation of why we celebrate this day. (via most reliable source Jimmy Kimmel)

In 1775, Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams set sail across the Delaware River to tell the King of England they had enough of his liberal agenda. King James called Napoleon and together they decided to kill America.

They sent the Nina, the Piñata and the Santa Maria to fight. But then, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln gathered an army to turn back the big government dictators. They told Paul Revere to ride his horse to Frodo. But then, John Wilkes Booth showed up and killed Lincoln. But there was still hope, because Jesus appeared on the face of the Liberty Bell and he froze John Wilkes Booth in carbonite. And the liberal homosexuals sailed back to their gay country, while Americans claimed their land and drank beer. And that’s how freedom was born.

P.S. I believe Sarah Palin may have helped Ms. Bachmann with the research.