In the wake of President Obama’s election, we have seen the GOP bat down every suggested job plan, as well as be vocal about undoing already passed plans designed to help citizens. While Democrats have been way too kind over the continuing idea of “compromise,” Republicans long ago announced that whatever it was that Obama and his party were proposing, they would undeniably veto. So it comes as no surprise that Obama’s new job plan, a $447 billion project, has the Republican majority Congress gnashing their teeth. Rightly so, as one of the main ways Obama is planning on paying for the bill is by ending tax breaks for corporations and wealthy individuals earning over $250,000. Read More To Have and Have Not: Rising Poverty and Job Plans
President Obama has finally come through for his LGBT constituents by ordering the Justice Department to stop defending The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Read More Now That Obama Has Decried DOMA, Republicans Are All About Job Creation Again
Check back here at 9 PM EST, when Selena and I will be offering up our wittiest, most insightful commentary about President Obama’s speech. We’ll attempt to balance out all the undoubtedly heavy topics he’s likely to discuss with our brand of levity, except when he talks about job creation, at which point I, for one, will probably just cry little underemployed ladyblogger tears into my beer. Or super-sweetened iced tea, as the situation calls for it. Read More We’re Liveblogging the State of The Union Address Tonight!
Let me start by saying that in pretty much any other state in our fair country, Brad Ellsworth would be an R instead of a D. He’s a fiscally conservative Blue Dog from southern Indiana, an area not known for its progressives. A former Sheriff, Ellsworth did work closely on healthcare reform and supports and pledges to uphold the changes made in the past year. Read More Ellsworth v. Coats (Indiana 8th): Healthcare and Job Creation