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At least according to AFL-CIO President Richard Tumka, who is predicting card check will pass this year. Trumka said that lawmakers would pass the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) as well as healthcare reform this year, despite Republicans having picked up enough votes in the Senate to sustain a filibuster. "I think we'll get health care done and I think we'll get labor law reform done before the year's up," Trumka said during an appearance on CNN.
Today, the White House released Obama’s remarks regarding his budget for the fiscal year 2011: We simply cannot continue to spend as if deficits don't have consequences; as if waste doesn't matter; as if the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people can be treated like Monopoly money; as if we can ignore this challenge for another generation. We can't. No, it’s not April Fools day.
Joe Hoefell, Montgomery County Commissioner, should start expecting a few phone calls.
The Office of Management and Budget has released President Obama's Budget for the 2011 fiscal year. Below is a link for the 2011 FY budget in PDF format. http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2011/assets/appendix.pdf The following links include information regaring the 2011 Fiscal Year Budget.
During Obama’s State of the Union address on Wednesday, he claimed that the “stimulus” bill has been a continuous success. He attempted to reassure the American people by explaining that it had “saved” millions of jobs so far. Because of the steps we took, there are about two million Americans working right now who would otherwise be unemployed. 200,000 work in construction and clean energy. 300,000 are teachers and other education workers.
January 25th, 2010 ""(MoveOn) raised around $31 million in 2003. We're not sure we can raise that much, but think we can be in the multi-millions and be a major player in 2010," said Rob Jordan, FreedomWorks' vice president of federal and state campaigns.
It seems like only a few weeks ago that cap and trade's BFF Sen. Lindsey Graham was extolling the virtues of this economic trainwreck. That's because it was only a few weeks ago.
It’s not February 2nd yet, but you wouldn’t be alone if you thought this was a scene straight from the Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day.” That’s because, once again, legislators in Olympia are proposing a rash of tax hikes to fill the growing budget gap. Despite the fact that tax hikes of the past haven’t fixed the problem, politicians seem to see no reason why more money shouldn’t be tossed at the holes in the state finances.
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report projecting that our national debt will rise from $7.5 trillion (53% of GDP) at the end of 2009 to $15 trillion (67% of GDP) by 2020. Such shocking predictions leave many Americans wondering, why is the national debt skyrocketing out of control? Certainly both parties are guilty of pushing tax, borrow and spend agendas that cripple our economy and leave us financially dependent. B
There was a new piece of legislation announced in Georgia today by State Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ranger) called the Jobs, Opportunity, and Business Success Act of 2010. In a Georgia Senate Press Office Press Release, Rep.