Category Archives: Federal Budget

A Better Bargain for the Middle Class

Nearly five years after the start of the Great Recession, President Obama kicks off a series of speeches laying out the progress we’ve made since then and the work that’s left to do to rebuild an economy where everyone who works hard can get ahead.

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Weekly Address: Congress Must Compromise to Stop the Impact of the Sequester

From the White House: In his weekly address, President Obama tells the American people that a series of harmful budget cuts—called the sequester—have taken effect because Congress failed to act. Because Republicans in Congress refused to compromise to close tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans, hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose their jobs or see their paycheck reduced, and middle class families will be hurt. Congress must join the President now to replace these cuts with a balanced approach that reduces our deficit while also making smart investments in areas that help our economy grow.

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Weekly Address: Extending the Payroll Tax Cut for the Middle Class

Tell Congress not to play ideological games and extend the payroll tax cut…

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Weekly Address: Working Together in the New Year

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Senator Reid: America’s Income Inequality

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid points to a New Yorker cartoon to illustrate the problem of income inequality in America.

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