Posts Tagged ‘United States Congress’

President Obama urges Congress to extend the payroll tax cut to prevent a tax hike on 160 million hardworking Americans.

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The applause breaks during the State of the Union tell us a lot about what people think of what the President is saying. But were there any surprises last night when it came to who did and didn’t applaud?

While many people in the US continue to find it difficult to make ends meet, Washington politicians have a different experience.

Haven’t we gotten tired of hearing of Herman Cain’s exploits? Or is America being played like a fiddle, just to sell books?  Ginger White is Herman Cain’s latest accuser, who says she had a 14 year affair with the former GOP front-runner.

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While we’re seeing what democracy looks like in the streets – we’re seeing democratic failure looks like on Capitol Hill. The Gang of 12 – the so-called “SuperCommittee” – announced today that it has failed in trying to come up with a compromise to find $1.2 trillion in budget savings.

Republicans continue to insist on protecting tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, preventing Congress from reaching an agreement to further reduce our deficit. 

 

With a special deficit-reduction supercommittee floundering, the top Republican in Congress warned Thursday that he won’t permit savings from winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to pay for President Barack Obama’s jobs spending agenda. \