Saturday, July 31, 2010

The President's Weekly Address: Good News on Autos, Obstruction on Small Business

From the White House blog:

President Obama praises the successes of the auto industry restructuring as good news for our economy, and calls on Republican leaders in the Senate to “stop holding America’s small businesses hostage to politics” by blocking a vote to help them create jobs.

Once again, the President explains his actions and calls out the "Party of NO". I had mixed feelings on the loans for the Auto Companies. I supported it, yet was afraid we would lose money.

Again, as I said the President calls out the Rethugs on their obstructionism. The Small Business Act is the latest.

I am loving the President calling them out and letting everyone who will listen where he stands and where they stand. This is something that is very needed. If people will just open their eyes and ears and see and I know, asking for a lot, aren't I?

Maybe, just maybe if enough of us do this... and people can see it, they will realize how much the Rethugs are hurting this country. One can only hope.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The President's Weekly Address: Moving Forward on the Economy vs. Moving Backward

From the White House blog:

Following the signing of historic Wall Street Reform legislation, the President lays out his plans to strengthen the middle class, give tax breaks to small businesses that create jobs here, invest in homegrown, clean energy, and cut taxes for working families. The President also contrasts that plan with the agenda outlined by the Republican House Leader that would return America to the policies that created this economic crisis, drastically increase the deficit, and make permanent massive tax breaks for the very wealthiest Americans.

We can't talk about this enough. People have a choice to make this election and we have to remind them where we came from. Some still doubt that we were about to go into a financial collapse. Yes, it was of the banks own making but still it is hard to prove that something was stopped from happening.

No one, least of all the President wanted to rescue the banks, but it was believed at the time BUSH did the first bailout of them, it was absolutely necessary. We also have to remind people it was BUSH who started it... I saw a poll the other day which stated over 50% of the people think it was Pres. Obama who did Tarp.

It is a pretty simple choice.. the same policies that got us here, or the policies that are getting us out. No it isn't happening as quickly as everyone really wants, but it is happening.

I hope you can get the vote out this fall so we don't go back. Another thing for consideration, if the Rethugs come back into power, it will be endless investigations and even impeachment for the President.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The President's Weekly Address: Filibustering Recovery & Obstructing Progress

From the White House blog:

The President blasts Republicans in the Senate who are blocking unemployment insurance and small business tax breaks to create jobs -- even as they push for permanent, massive tax cuts for the richest Americans.

Once again the President is calling out the "Party of NO" on their obstruction of everything, but especially the Unemployment Benefits that are so very needed right now. Never before has one party in Congress ever stopped UI benefits... but with the "Party of NO" they don't care..... all they are concerned in is trying to win.

Will they win in November... I hope not... but they might gain a few... If so NOTHING will get done next year or the year after...

I can only hope this will backfire on them and they will lose again. That's what I am thinking, with all their obstructing they will actually lose seats. Get out the vote... and hope this will work.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The President's Weekly Address: Help for Vets with PTSD

From the White House blog:

President Obama announces that the Department of Veterans Affairs, led by Secretary Shinseki, will begin making it easier for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to receive the benefits and treatment they need.

This is a wonderful step.. I am glad the President and Sec. Shinseki have decided to do this and make it easier for our veterans to get the help they need.

I have helped several veterans try to get their benefits due to PTSD and it is so difficult and finding proof sometimes just isn't possible. Especially for the older vets...

Once again, this president has shown how much he supports our veterans and our military... Wonder who is going to attack him on this now?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The President's Weekly Address: A Solar Recovery

From the White House blog:

As part of the explosion of Recovery Act projects this summer and as a move towards a clean energy future, the President announces nearly $2 billion in conditional commitments to key solar companies. Learn more from the White House fact sheet.

This address has He calls out the GOPers, he talks about new jobs in the Solar and Wind Energy field. Then at the last he reminds us of our greatness as a country and he mentions the troops around the world.

I love how he is taking on the GOPers... all I can say to that is People need to realize how much they are blocking and what they are blocking. The benefits to veterans, the unemployment extensions and a new jobs bill to help this economy continue to recover.

All this deficit talk is nonsense. Don't people realize once the jobs start coming back and revenues go up the deficit will go down? How can they not see that? I am not talking about the GOPers... they have decided if they can obstruct and keep this recovery from happening they will regain power... That's all this is, an attempt at a power grab.

I have to wonder how many people who are struggling and out of work are worrying about the deficit in this country. I don't think it is that many.... but the GOPers with the media helping as always is trying to push this. Please help educate people about this. If you find someone who is expressing concern... explain it to them. But remember you may have to use small words...........LOL

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Video BP Doesn't Want You to See!

This video first came to my attention from Matt @ OsborneInk... One of the very best blogs out there.

Then last night Olbermann showed parts of it on his show... I was wanting to get this up yesterday morning but ran out of time.. So here it is.

This is sickening and disgusting and it tells the story as to why BP has kept most reporters out and why they won't allow flyovers. This was done unauthorized by BP or anyone... but it is a must see. This is what they are denying is happening, when BP says there are no plumes of oil on the water.

The man who shot it was also on with Keith and told about it.. His name is John L. Wathen and he blogs @ I know how hard it is to watch these... but this one really needs to be seen by everyone. Post it.. blog about it.. get the word out there... This is what we need to see to help us realize what is going on and to realize how vital it is we get off this oil addiction we suffer from.