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The Daily Word From Barack’s House

By Jueseppi B.








Get the Facts about House Republicans‘ ‘Plan B


With tax cuts for middle-class families set to expire soon, Republicans in Congress have proposed legislation known as “Plan B” that not only raises taxes on 25 million middle-class families, but cuts taxes for households making more than $1 million each year.


We’ve put together a graphic to help explain the proposed legislation. Check it out:







In Case You Missed It


Here are some of the top stories from the White House blog:


President Obama: “Words Need to Lead to Action” on Gun Violence
Five days after the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama said that he is committed to reducing the epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day.



Congressional Republicans “Plan B” Legislation: Cuts Taxes for Millionaires, Fails To Meet The Test Of Balance
Yesterday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer released a statement on the Congressional Republican “Plan B” legislation. In addition, the White House released a fact sheet detailing the harmful impacts of the Congressional Republican “Plan B” legislation.



Resources for Parents and Schools After Connecticut Tragedy
Following Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, the Department of Education has provided a number of resources to help parents in the wake of traumatic events, as well as a host of resources to help schools prepare for and recover from crisis.



Today’s Schedule


All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)


10:00 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the Arrival Ceremony for Senator Daniel Inouye.



12:30 PM: Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney.



1:00 PM: The Vice President meets with law enforcement leaders as part of the Administration’s response to Newtown and other tragedies.



1:45 PM: The President departs the White House en route Bethesda, Maryland.



1:55 PM: The President arrives Bethesda, Maryland.



2:15 PM: The President visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.



3:45 PM: The President departs Bethesda, Maryland en route the White House.



3:55 PM: The President arrives at the White House.




The House Republicans’ Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Will Hurt Middle Class Families


By Amy Brundage  December 20, 2012 The White House Blog


he House Republicans introduced a bill last night, The Spending Reduction Act of 2012, that would negatively impact the American people in several ways. Let’s take a quick look:


  • It entirely eliminates federal funding for services like Meals on Wheels – which serves 1.7 million seniors – by getting rid of the Social Services Block Grant. This would also eliminate federal funds for child care and related assistance for 4.4 million children; services for nearly 1 million disabled individual; and child protective services which serve 1.8 million at-risk children


  • They also dismantle programs that help homeowners and prevents foreclosures, one of the most critical sources of federal assistance for homeowners who are struggling with foreclosure and need loan modifications. Not only would this limit the home preservation options available to struggling homeowners but would also undermine efforts to support the housing market’s fragile recovery.


  • And they eliminate guaranteed funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, significantly weakening its ability to make sure that the financial products and services that Americans depend on every day —including credit cards, mortgages, and loans—work better for the people who use them.



The bill also advances Rep. Paul Ryan’s approach to domestic discretionary spending, cutting the discretionary cap level far below the bipartisan Budget Control Act total for 2013. The Ryan Budget approach would ultimately impose deep cuts on federal support for education, scientific and medical research, clean energy programs, key infrastructure investments, public safety protections, women’s and public health programs, and critical services for families in need.


This bill is a step backwards and it’s nothing more than a dangerous diversion.


There’s a big, balanced deal on the table that the Speaker should take. It’s reasonable, and it meets them more them halfway. This bipartisan deal reduces the deficit in a balanced way that is consistent with our values and lays the foundation for middle class job growth. That means certainty for businesses so they can plan around their strategic growth objectives. That means that everyone, including millionaires and billionaires, does their fair share. That means security for middle class families. And that means our government lives within its means and doesn’t mortgage our children’s future. It’s time for Speaker Boehner to come to the table and take action that’ll benefit the American people.



Speeches and Remarks


December 20, 2012

Remarks by the Vice President at a Meeting With Law Enforcement Leaders



December 19, 2012

Remarks by the President at the Diplomatic Corps Reception



December 19, 2012

Remarks by the President in a Press Conference




Statements and Releases


December 20, 2012

Presidential Message — African Growth and Opportunity Act



December 20, 2012

Readout of Assistant to the President John Brennan’s Call with President Hadi of Yemen



December 19, 2012

National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding



December 19, 2012

President Obama Signs Massachusetts Disaster Declaration



December 19, 2012

Statement by President on the Presidential Election in the Republic of Korea



December 19, 2012

Statement by White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer on Congressional Republican “Plan B” Legislation












6 replies »

  1. I once detested both parties with more of less the same intensity. But in recent years I have come to hate Republicans so much more than Democrats that in 2012 I voted a straight ticket for the first time in my life.

    These people are just idiots.


    • Watching the past 48 hours in D.C. politics reminds me of a Groucho Marx movie….and I lost interest in those types of slapstick scenes years & years ago. This Boehner is pathetic and stupid as a politician.


  2. The 112 congressional republican party and speaker Boehner … are filled with greed … envy and jealousy of President Barack Obama … The very first black President … Are you going to ask me to shut they hell up ?? … Because .. THAT IS THE TRUTH AND WE ALL KNOW IT … “LET’S MAKE BARACK OBAMA A ONE TERM PRESIDENT” … The “ONLY” democratic to be elected twice with over 50 percent of the popular vote … As historians are documenting records of President Barack Obama … So are the republican party … making sure they stand in every way antagonizing President Obama’s legislative Agenda … We had just had an election that The Congressional Gop are trying to invalidate the “WILL” of the American voters … Trying to balance the idiotic budget at the expense of the … elderly … students … and middle class … Speaker Boehner’s .. *Plan B* … is a mathematical madness … “We the People” … are saying … *Hell No* … Mr. Speaker … *Absolutely No Deal* …


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