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Obama Throws another $95 Mil Toward “Social Equity” Program

Obama Throws another $95 Mil Toward “Social Equity” Program

While Congress raises the nation’s debt limit by trillions to accommodate President Obama’s manic spending spree, the commander-in-chief keeps hurling big chunks of taxpayer dollars at new government programs that aim to bring “social equity” to underserved communities. Among them is an imaginative multi-agency project (Partnership for Sustainable Communities) that helps low-income communities improve access to affordable housing, transportation options and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment. Less than [...]

Message from President Obama to the United States Congress, August 2, 2011

Message from President Obama to the United States Congress, August 2, 2011

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Pursuant to section 3101A(a)(1)(A) of title 31, United States Code, I hereby certify that the debt subject to limit is within $100,000,000,000 of the limit in 31 U.S.C. 3101(b) and that further borrowing is required to meet existing commitments. BARACK OBAMA THE WHITE HOUSE, August 2, 2011.

Statement by President Obama on Passage of Debt Bill Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Statement by President Obama on Passage of Debt Bill Tuesday, August 2, 2011

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT  Rose Garden   1:06 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Congress has now approved a compromise to reduce the deficit and avert a default that would have devastated our economy.  It was a long and contentious debate.  And I want to thank the American people for keeping up the pressure on their elected officials to put politics aside and work together for the good of [...]

Note to the Liberal Media over Debt Deal, “To Hell with You People”

Note to the Liberal Media over Debt Deal, “To Hell with You People”

Look, I am past exhausted talking about liberal media bias. It’s real, we all know it, and people who deny it aren’t even fooling themselves. But some things just have to be pointed out. This morning I watched the first 15 minutes of the Today Show. I don’t particularly love or even like the program, but I find it useful to see what the producers think is the big news [...]

Senate Passes Debt-Ceiling Bill, President Obama to Sign Into Law

Senate Passes Debt-Ceiling Bill, President Obama to Sign Into Law

The U.S. Senate has voted to approve the compromise deal to raise the nation’s debt limit and trim government spending by $2.4 trillion over the next decade, just hours before the country was headed for its first-ever default. Senators voted 74 to 26 to pass the Budget Control Act, which was first approved by the House Monday night. The bill now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature. Obama, [...]