Summary Michelle Bachmann, former Republican presidential candidate, was in an interview on CBS show “Face the Nation” and stated that the Tea Party has changed the Republican Party for the better. She believed that because of the Tea Party, the Republican Party was saved from inclining “further and further to the left,” towards redistributing wealth. She also displayed her support by stating how the Tea Party is sticking to its core principles and ideals. Earlier in the month, Bachmann stepped down from the presidential race due to low ratings. However, she still holds her support for a Republican candidate to win this year’s election.
One of the most influential promises President Barrack Obama made was getting the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell done away with once and for all by starting the bill of getting the policy appealed. President Obama to some has not done much to help the Unites States issues such as the number of people whom have lost their homes because of unemployment and the 3.6 billion dollar deficient that the country seems to have all the sudden fallen into. President Obama according to author Andre Michael Eggelletion of the Real deal talk website has mange to do so much for the US to name a few things he has signed an executive order on government contracting to fight waste and abuse, Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers, Launched a U.S. financial and banking rescue plan, Provided affordable, high-quality child care to working families, Cracked down on companies that deny sick pay, vacation and health insurance to workers by abusing the employee classification of independent contractor. Such companies also avoid paying Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance taxes for those workers: Designated $1.5 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in the states hardest hit by the housing crisis: California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan. The
Throwing America’s Future Away “The greatest threat to America is not someone hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or Pakistan, but our own fiscal irresponsibility”-Former Comptroller General, David M. Walker (Clemmitt). The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA) of 2001, and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 also known as the Bush Tax Cuts, are two major Bush era tax cutting bills set to expire January 1st 2011 (Fox). These two bills lowered the tax rates for every tax payer in the country and created a new 10% tax bracket for those making less than $8,025 a year. Along with those major changes and re-structuring the tax brackets, it also changed the Child Tax Credit from $600 to $1,000 per child,
Republican gains during redistricting were largely because vulnerable Republican incumbents received safer districts. Redistricting safeguarded at least eight Republican incumbents who would have otherwise lost re-election in 2012. “Controlling the redistricting process in these states would have the greatest impact on determining how both state legislative and congressional district boundaries would be drawn.” The report credits gerrymandered maps in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin with allowing Republicans to overcome a 1.1 million popular-vote deficit. . In Ohio, for instance, Republicans won 12 out of 16 House races “despite voters casting only 52 percent of their vote for Republican congressional candidates.
President Barack Obama Tax Cut Proposal President Obama proposed a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings as middle income taxpayers. He called his proposal the “Buffett Rule,” in reference to Warren E. Buffett, the billionaire investor who has complained repeatedly that the richest American generally pay a smaller share of their income in federal taxes than middle-income workers, because investment gains are taxed at a lower rate than wages. President Obama’s proposal is causing the opposition from Republicans, who have opposed raising taxes on the affluent Americans because they said, it would discourage investment. According to IRS reports, there were about 237,000 millionaires, or about 0.1 percent of all filers, that filed income tax returns in 2009. There were about 8,000 filers who reported gross incomes of more than $10 million.
I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to take a ten percent chance on change.” Obama is talking about how important change is to American’s and how George Bush did not accomplish that, and McCain supported Bush most of the time. He incorporates the voters by talking about how they have suffered through the last eight years and to make the next four better. If the voters want change to be apart of the fundamentals of the American nation at this point in time it will not be achieved by electing McCain. McCain really draws the voters in on this aspect of his speech. “In America, we change things that need to be changed.
However, through “budget reconciliation” Democrats believe they can push this legislation through. Budget reconciliation allows for only 20 hours of debate, making an endless filibuster impossible. With 54-56 senate Democrats on the record as supporting the bill with the public option, it can’t be stopped if budget reconciliation is used. (And if Republicans or conservatives want to moan about this, let them be reminded that the three Bush tax cuts that resulted in the exploding deficit and other economic disasters, were passed by the Republican majority using budget reconciliation to prevent a Democratic
Labor unions spent an estimated $174 million on the 2012 election, with 91% of the money going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Now many union members could see their paychecks grow as the result of a Democrat-backed mandate—even though the overwhelming majority of scholarly evidence says that these wage increases have a negative effect on employment. Mr. Berman is the executive director of the Center for Union Facts. A version of this article appeared February 26, 2013, on page A13 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Why Unions Want a Higher Minimum
His statement is letting the people of the United States know that as Speaker of the House, he is dedicated to ensuring that the economy pull through its fragile state without any new taxes that he believes would increase the national debt and create another economic hurdle for the United States to climb. By shedding a negative light on this Health Care Overhaul bill, the GOP is also shedding a negative light on the Obama administration. If the GOP can pass the Health care Overhaul Repeal bill, then they would have shown flaws and weakness in Obama’s domestic policy, thus hurting his chances at re-election. Although this may seem like a smart move by the Republicans, it can potentially back-fire. If the repeal is passed, then the GOP loses its “hot button issue” that can help bring in voters for the
Unlike Democrats, Republicans want to cut back on social security or at least privatize it. In 2004 George W. Bush had vowed to push hard to remake social security. Additionally according to the New York Times Republicans and George W. Bush were worried about social security, however, they made little effort to overhaul this social entitlement Jackie Calmes). They showed very little interest in the future of social security. Instead they George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress paid little political price in the last four years of his presidency for the swing from budget surpluses to deficits.