Weekly Address 01-30-16

 Posted by at 10:13  Politics
Jan 302016
 

“Giving Every Student an Opportunity to Learn Through Computer Science For All”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President discussed his plan to give all students across the country the chance to learn computer science (CS) in school. The President noted that our economy is rapidly shifting, and that educators and business leaders are increasingly recognizing that CS is a “new basic” skill necessary for economic opportunity. The President referenced his Computer Science for All Initiative, which provides $4 billion in funding for states and $100 million directly for districts in his upcoming budget; and invests more than $135 million beginning this year by the National Science Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service to support and train CS teachers. The President called on even more Governors, Mayors, education leaders, CEOs, philanthropists, creative media and technology professionals, and others to get involved in the efforts.

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Weekly Address 01-23-16

 Posted by at 10:08  Politics
Jan 232016
 

“Affordable Care Act is Making a Difference for Millions of Americans”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President discussed the progress we’ve made because of the Affordable Care Act. As the law’s coverage provisions have taken effect, 17.6 million Americans have gained coverage, and the nation’s uninsured rate now stands at its lowest level ever. The deadline to sign up for 2016 health coverage on the Marketplace is quickly approaching on January 31, and the President encouraged even more Americans to join the more than 11 million people who have already signed up so far this year – and who are enjoying the financial security and peace of mind that comes with knowing you have affordable, portable health coverage.

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Weekly Address 01-16-16

 Posted by at 10:23  Politics
Jan 162016
 

“Improving Economic Security by Strengthening and Modernizing the Unemployment Insurance System”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President spoke about the steps we need to take to modernize our unemployment insurance system. Our country has come a long way in the past seven years, with more than 14 million jobs created, and the unemployment rate cut in half. But, as our economy continues to change, there are still steps we need to take to ensure all Americans have the security and opportunity they deserve. In his address, the President laid out his plan to help more hardworking Americans get unemployment insurance, find a new job, and have some assurance that even if a new job pays less than their old one they will have some help paying the bills. These ideas are part of the President’s broader belief that everybody who works hard deserves their fair shot and the chance to get ahead.

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State of the Union 2016

 Posted by at 09:55  Politics
Jan 132016
 

President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address last evening. It was, in my opinion, one of his best. Rather than focus on a legislative agenda, which he knew he would never get through the Republican-controlled Congress, he talked a bit about what he has accomplished and lot about his hopes for the future of our country. In case you somehow missed it or just want to watch and listen again…

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Weekly Address 01-09-16

 Posted by at 10:31  Politics
Jan 092016
 

“America Can Do Anything”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President remarked on the incredible progress that has been made in the American auto industry. Just seven years ago, the industry was on the brink of collapse, with plants closing and hundreds of thousands of workers getting laid off. The President made a decision in his first couple of months in office to place his bet on American workers and American manufacturing, implementing a strategy to bring the American auto industry back. Since then, Detroit-area unemployment has been cut by more than half, and automakers have added more than 640,000 new jobs. On January 20, the President will visit the Detroit Auto Show to see this progress firsthand. Because the story of the auto industry is an apt illustration of all that America has accomplished in the past seven years, and all that it can do.

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Jan 082016
 

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Common Sense Gun Control

 Posted by at 13:56  Politics
Jan 052016
 

President Barack Obama today announced the executive actions he has planned in order to introduce some forms of common sense gun control in the United States.

The Republicans, of course, having been bought and paid for by the gun lobby, will oppose him at every step. This, even though the vast majority of the American people support what he is trying to do.

Please watch this video or read the transcript of the President’s remarks (following the break) before you decide which side of this discussion you will take.

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