Obama and Gun Control Last year saw sixteen mass shootings across the U.S. One such shooting took place in Aurora, Colorado during a midnight movie screening. To date, the incident has the highest victim count of any shooting with 12 deaths and 58 injuries. Amongst the Aurora shooting victims, were Ashley Moser and her daughter […]
Pros and Cons of The Affordable Care Act – Obamacare The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, will come into effect in 2014. This is the signature achievement of the Obama administration during their first term. Some people are happy about the new health reform while others are totally against it. In a nutshell, […]
Obama Makes DREAM Act A Reality – At Least Partially The United States immigration authorities announced on June 15, 2012 a sweeping change that has the potential to benefit young persons who are presently in the US without legal immigration status and who meet certain conditions. Crucially, many people who were brought to the United […]
Finally, here’s the full list of budget cuts made in the 11th hour to keep the goverment from shutting down. It’s not pretty, and as Paul Krugman wonders in his NY Times article: Where the heck is the Obama that was actually voted into office?
Most of the country, and the world, were pretty sure this time it would actually happen. I mean, smoking pot in california is about as rare and subculture as having a tan. But to everyones surprise it was voted down. No pot for you, America. This could even have been Obamas and the democrats key […]
President Obama on Wednesday will make clear that he opposes any compromise that would extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy beyond this year, officials said, adding a populist twist to an election-season economic package that is otherwise designed to entice support from big businesses and their Republican allies. So says NY Times.
The post about what Obama has done so far from early spring is easily one of the most popular ones on this site. But a lot of time has passed since then, so here’s an updated list: The President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The President announced the “Making Home Affordable” home refinancing […]
Unlike everyone else, the wealthiest Americans are saving money and can afford a higher rate. So says Robert Reich on Salon.com. The economy is slouching backward because consumers can’t and won’t spend enough to revive it. Congress is about to recess for the summer without doing anything to fill the gap. And it looks like […]
So, a healthcare bill has finally passed. While it’s really a long shot from what both Obama wanted and what is really needed to truly reform the healthcare industry, it is an important first step. And it’s also an important political win, that will help the democrats in the upcoming congress elections, even though I’m […]
President Barack Obama’s proposed budget would shift $112 billion away from the nation’s top earners in 2012, according to the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit organization that monitors federal and state fiscal policies. The group analyzed the impact of the 10-year budget proposal on various income groups. The study, released last week, said higher-income families would […]