Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category

Grow Our Economy AND Shrink Our Deficit: VIDEO

Is it really possible? Yes, it absolutely is, asserts President Obama. He also asserts that his recently proposed FY ’14 budget proposal is a blueprint for achieving both goals in concert. Republicans in Congress however, do not agree and have said the budget is a non-starter. In a speech delivered in the Rose Garden, President […]

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: Fiscal Cliff Bill aka Tax Bill

Capitol Hill

Have you had the opportunity to review the bill or any of the subsequent analysis? If you have not, below is a quick run down on a few key provisions. The bill: Extends tax cuts for income below $450,000 (couples) and $400,000 (single filers) Above those thresholds, raises the income tax rate from 35 percent […]

Funding for Key Programs Cut Under Either Fiscal Plan

House Passes Paul Ryan Budget

Are you surprised to hear the many programs that will be cut under either proposed fiscal plan? As Eduardo Porter, NYTimes columnist points out in his recent article, Goodbye, Government, Under Either Fiscal Plan, funding of programs will be cut regardless which side of the aisle ultimately prevails in negotiations. Recently he wrote, The truth […]

Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor: Message from Anita Estell

Message from Anita Estell

Want a snapshot of where Americans stand on the issues? I received the following information from Allstate.  The note references the release of the Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor poll.  Interestingly, most of those polled support compromise and policy makers working together to invest in education, training, infrastructure and other activities that help our nation’s economic […]

Have you heard of the We The People Petition System?

We the People

Have you heard of the We The People petition system? Last September, the White House unveiled a new platform that allows Americans across the globe to more easily petition the federal government. We The People gives all Americans a way to create and sign petitions on a range of policy issues. If a petition gathers […]

Women in the Running

Women Running for Congress

Are you wondering why women represent 51% of the population, but only 17% of Congress? You aren’t alone. In fact, over at the Women’s Campaign Fund, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in office, you can read about all the women who are currently running for Congress. From Senator Claire McCaskill […]

Video Highlights: DNC Convention

President Bill Clinton DNC 2012

Missed parts of last week’s DNC Conference? Below are key speeches that got the crowd going in support of President Obama.   President Bill Clinton Govenor Deval Patrick (Massachusetts): First Lady Michelle Obama (Mom-In-Chief): Mayor Julian Castro (San Antonio): Senate Candidate Elizabeth (Massachusetts): Take a look and let us know what you think.

Revisiting Paul Ryan and the “Path to Prosperity”

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Do you remember Paul Ryan’s Budget? Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, is a man with a master plan. He made that obvious with the passage of the GOP controlled House budget plan in March. With the announcement of a Romney-Ryan Presidential ticket this weekend, the middle class, poor, elderly, unions and many […]

Congress: Back Home for August Recess With Much Work Still to Do

Capitol Hill

Will you make the time to see your Congressional Representative this August? Congress is headed home for the month of August, leaving major work to be done. Most pressing includes the Farm Bill which has stalled in the House,  expiring tax cuts, and of course the nation’s looming sequestration. While your Congressmen and Congresswomen are […]

Earth Day 2012: A Reason to Celebrate

Organs Mountains Sunset North

Are you celebrating the beautiful country that we call our home? A drive outside city limits for many Americans can provide stunning views and serve as a reminder of our country’s natural beauty. Those lucky enough to live in places in which nature is on full display, need only step out of their front doors. […]

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