Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A GOP video ad; YouCut Wants Federal Employees to Pay Their $1 Billion in Taxes Due; Thursday's Announcement of What Republicans Will Do If Elected; Obama "Invests In America" TV Conversation

http://minx.cc/?post=304681  What a great ad this one is, from the GOP!  Be sure to watch it.
From Eric Cantor: The current Speaker [of the House], Nancy Pelosi, is now considering raising taxes on American families and small businesses, many of which are already struggling to pay the bills. While she is talking about raising your taxes, over 97,000 government employees haven't even bothered to pay theirs - owing almost $1 billion in unpaid taxes.
This is simply unacceptable and the YouCut movement spoke out - this week's winning item, championed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, requires the collection of unpaid taxes from federal employees.

We brought your voice to the House floor - every Republican voted with you to hold these government employees accountable just like every other citizen. Unfortunately, 226 of our colleagues on the other side of the aisle voted against it; proving once again how out of touch with the American people they really are. Eric Cantor House Republican Whip
From Politicl Ticker: Washington (CNN) – House Republicans plan to unveil what amounts to a campaign blueprint on Thursday in suburban Virginia, GOP sources have told CNN.
The much anticipated announcement comes after a nearly three-month-long listening session with the public online and through town hall meetings, dubbed "America Speaking Out," and is intended to show that House Republicans would have a governing agenda if rewarded with majority control in the congressional elections on November 2.
Many GOP strategists call such an agenda - like the 1994 Contract with America - a critical missing ingredient for Republicans this election season to help give voters a reason to vote for GOP lawmakers, not just against Democrats. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/20/house-gop-to-unveil-agenda-thursday/
The NYT writes: WASHINGTON — It was billed as “Investing in America,” a live televised conversation on the state of the economy between President Obama and American workers, students, business people and retirees, a kind of Wall Street to Main Street reality check.  But it sounded like a therapy session for disillusioned Obama supporters.
People from Main Street wanted to know if the American dream still lived for them. People on Wall Street complained that he was treating them like a piñata, “whacking us with a stick,” in the words of Anthony Scaramucci, a former law school classmate of Mr. Obama’s who now runs a hedge fund and was one of the president’s questioners.
"I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for,” said the first questioner, an African-American woman who identified herself as a chief financial officer, a mother and a military veteran. “I’ve been told that I voted for a man who was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class and I’m waiting sir, I’m waiting. I still don’t feel it yet.”

“I was really inspired by you and your campaign and the message you brought, and that inspiration is dying away,” one man said, adding, “And I really want to know, is the American dream dead for me?”
“The challenge for the Tea Party movement is to identify specifically: What would you do?” the president said. “It’s not enough to say get control of spending. I think it’s important for you to say, ‘I’m willing to cut veterans benefits, or I’m willing to cut Medicare or Social Security, or I’m willing to see taxes go up.’ ”  [This begs the question:  why didn't you, Mr. President tell us specifically what your "fundamental transformation" of America would have you do to our country?] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/us/politics/21obama.html?_r=1&ref=us


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