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By Rose Smith On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Years later, politicians are still fighting over the same issues: Jobs, health care, debt

This was a post from January 2013, kicking off the new year and the Obama administration’s challenges after winning the 2012 election. Headed into 2020, you may find that much has never been resolved or addressed, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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Thomas Roberts asks GOP Rep if she hates ‘Obamacare more than’ she loves the country

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts tried Tuesday to back Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn into a corner by asking her an inflammatory and partisan question. “Let me ask you, when it comes to Obamacare, do you More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 14th, 2013
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China calls for world to ‘de-Americanize’ and ditch the dollar

“Abandon the dollar” is the message resonating overseas as China is calling for a worldwide change as the fiscal cliff nears. Government shutdown and stalled negotiations over the raising the debt ceiling has More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 7th, 2013
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China to US: don’t default on Treasury Bonds, it’s important for the global economy

The US government shutdown rolls on and Monday the Chinese authorities spoke out, saying the “clock is ticking,” referring to the October 17 deadline to increase the nation’s debt limit or risk default. donkeyhotey More...

By Judy Aron On Monday, January 7th, 2013
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Obama Supporters Realize They Have Been Betrayed

Interesting article from the Washington Times which seems to indicate, via comments on social media, that the folks that elected Obama are pretty annoyed at the reality of Obama’s legislation… simply More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Florida Congressman issues statement on voting against John Boehner as Speaker

Congressman John Boehner has retained his post as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but several conservative Republicans  showed disappointment in his  leadership as Speaker and voted against him. To More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Details of fiscal cliff deal reveal special loopholes for Hollywood, banks, insurance companies and race track owners

Now that President Obama signed of on the “Fiscal Cliff” tax deal, many of the details are surfacing. Friday analysis revealed more than 50 tax breaks tied to lobbyists, special interests or big businesses. Photo/donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
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New analysis shows 77% of households will pay more taxes after fiscal cliff deal

The fiscal cliff bill’s impact would be far-reaching for American taxpayers, and particularly painful for very high-income households, according to a new analysis. photo 401(K) 2012 via Flickr About 77% of American More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
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Grover Norquist tells Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC ‘No Republican voted for tax increase’

Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist on MSNBC Wednesday insisted that Republicans who supported the fiscal cliff deal did not vote to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans. “No Republican voted for a tax More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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Fiscal cliff deal includes added tax deductions for Hollywood film productions

Hollywood studios enjoyed their best year ever at domestic box offices in 2012, but lawmakers in Washington gave movie and TV investors need a sweet tax deduction to keep the cameras rolling in the U.S. photo Jon More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, two different views on the ‘fiscal cliff vote’ from Kentucky

Photo/Congressional Pictoral Directory: 110th Congress The Bluegrass State of Kentucky saw their two Senators leave the fiscal cliff vote with different points of view on the subject, and hence, different votes More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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Paul Ryan explains why he voted ‘Yea’ on fiscal cliff deal

Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and former GOP VP candidated explained on Tuesday why he voted in favor of the “fiscal cliff” deal. donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com “We’ll More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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President Obama returns to Hawaii vacation after closing ‘fiscal cliff deal’

The “fiscal cliff” deal is done, so President Obama is back on his Hawaii vacation. Obama boarded Air Force One at about midnight Tuesday, some 30 minutes after White House remarks saluting the House More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
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US Senate passes ‘fiscal cliff’ deal, President Obama says it’s the ‘right thing to do for our country’

The US Senate has approved a deal on Monday to avert general tax hikes and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”. donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com The bill, which raises taxes for the wealthy, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 31st, 2012
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Lindsey Graham on President Obama, fiscal cliff ‘He won’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) used his “Fox News Sunday” appearance to congratulate President Barack Obama on his impending victory in the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations, predicting that tax rates More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 31st, 2012
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Utah Senator Mike Lee says President Obama should stop playing ‘political games’ with fiscal cliff talks

Following President Obama’s Sunday “Meet the Press” interview Senator Mike Lee has called out the President for playing “political games” and that “we need to be negotiating in More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, December 30th, 2012
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President Obama says Newtown shootings was ‘worst day’ of presidency

President Obama appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, talking about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations and priorities for his administration in his second term. During the discussion More...

By Judy Aron On Saturday, December 29th, 2012
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Fiscal Cliff Simplified

It’s that easy! When you sit down to balance your family checkbook, do you decide to get yourself out of debt by spending more money? Of course not! But this is what Obama and his Congress has done.. they More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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President Obama calls Congressional leaders for fiscal cliff update as deadline looms

President Barack Obama telephoned congressional leaders on Thursday from both parties with just a few days left to reach a deal to avoid the year-end tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. official More...

By Judy Aron On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Taxing The Rich… and Other Comments

Fiscal Cliff…Tax the Rich…the anti-rich California teachers’ union cartoon – all topics this week. I found this quote on Facebook and thought I would share it…. The richest of the rich More...


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