Suing the President

 Posted by at 21:44  Politics, Republicans
Jul 302014
 

As you may have heard, the Republicans in the House of Representatives voted today to proceed with a lawsuit against the President of the United States. They are suing him for delaying implementation of a segment of the Affordable Care Act which they opposed. In short, the President did what the Republicans wanted him to do and they are now suing him for doing it. Wow.

President Obama spoke in Kansas City today. He went there to talk about the economy. He could not help himself, though. He had to talk about the Republicans and their frivolous lawsuit.

But think about this — they have announced that they’re going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people. So they’re mad because I’m doing my job. And, by the way, I’ve told them — I said, I’d be happy to do it with you. So the only reason I’m doing it on my own is because you don’t do anything. But if you want, let’s work together.

I mean, everybody recognizes this is a political stunt, but it’s worse than that, because every vote they’re taking like that means a vote they’re not taking to actually help you. When they have taken 50 votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, that was time that could have been spent working constructively to help you on some things. And, by the way, you know who is paying for this suit they’re going to file? You.

Here is video of his entire speech:

Full transcript follows the break.

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Weekly Address 07-26-14

 Posted by at 10:57  General
Jul 262014
 

“Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President continued his call for our nation to rally around an economic patriotism that says rather than protecting wasteful tax loopholes for a few at the top, we should be investing in things like education and job training that grow the economy for everybody.

The President highlighted the need to close one of the most unfair tax loopholes that allows companies to avoid paying taxes here at home by shifting their residence for tax purposes out of the country. The President has put forth a budget that does just that, and he has called for business tax reform that makes investment in the United States attractive, and creates incentives for companies to invest and create jobs here at home. And while he will continue to make the case for tax reform, the President is calling on Congress to take action and close this loophole now.

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Jul 252014
 

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

Saturday additions (cartoons that arrived too late for inclusion yesterday):

      

FWPD LGBT recruiting video

 Posted by at 22:20  Lifestyle
Jul 232014
 

I saw mention of this video on our local news a few minutes ago and immediately knew I had to post it. I never in a million years thought I would see something like this from the Fort Worth Police Department. Enjoy!

Times they are changing!

Jul 212014
 

President Obama signed an Executive Order today that bans discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people by any firm that does business with the federal government. He had to do this because the Republican congress refuses to do its job and ban discrimination by any business in America.

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Weekly Address 07-19-14

 Posted by at 11:04  Politics
Jul 192014
 

“Equipping Workers with Skills Employers Need Now and for the Future”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President discussed the importance of ensuring that the economic progress we’ve made is shared by all hardworking Americans. Through his opportunity agenda, the President is focused on creating more jobs, educating more kids, and working to make sure hard work pays off with higher wages and better benefits.

This week, the President will visit a community college in Los Angeles to highlight the need to equip our workers with the skills employers are looking for now and for the good jobs of the future, and he will continue looking for the best way to grow the economy and expand opportunity for more hardworking Americans.

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Weekly Address 07-12-14

 Posted by at 10:31  Politics
Jul 122014
 

“Expanding Opportunity — It’s Time for Congressional Republicans to Do Their Part”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President recapped his visits with folks who have written him letters about their own American stories — their successes and struggles. While congressional Republicans are blocking meaningful measures that would strengthen the middle class, the President continues looking for ways to grow the economy and expand opportunity for more hardworking Americans.

The President again urged Congress to join him, as they were elected to do, in working on behalf of everyday Americans – including those the President spent time with this week – by investing in our infrastructure to support American jobs, and ensuring that the Highway Trust Fund does not expire.

“But so far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class. Lifting the minimum wage, fair pay, student loan reform – they’ve said no to all of it. And that’s when I’ve acted this year to help working Americans on my own– when Congress won’t act.

I’ve taken actions to attract new jobs, lift workers’ wages, help students pay off their loans, and more. And the Republican plan right now is not to do some of this work with me – instead, it’s to sue me. That’s actually what they’re spending their time on. It’s a political stunt that’s going to waste months of America’s time. And by the way, they’re going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars.

I have a better idea: do something, Congress. Do anything to help working Americans. Join the rest of the country. Join me, I’m looking forward to working with you.”

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