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Obama Weekly Address: “It’s Time Washington Acted as Responsibly as Our Families Do”

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WASHINGTON – President Obama used his weekly address to preview his budget saying that it will help the government live within its means, while still investing in the future.  In addition to stripping out waste, his budget includes a freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years—even for programs he cares deeply about—which…

Rep. Sanchez’s Reaction to the SOTU

Rep. Loretta Sanchez offered her insights into tonight’s State of the Union address by President Obama.  In this exclusive statement to TheLiberalOC, Sanchez said, “It (the speech) was long and somber and in some ways very detailed.  It was a tough speech.  It’s a tough speech to give.” “The president made the case for bi-partisanship tonight,” said…

Congressional Democrats Must Make Republicans Own Tax Cuts for Millionaires

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Fine, let them have there deal. But the price should be that they have to come up with the majority of votes to pass the legislation. The progressives in the House and Senate need to hold firm and vote no on the deal. That way the only one caving will be the President. Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, need to have the spine to stand up and say, loud and clear, we will not increase the federal deficit and debt to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

White House Pushes DREAM Act Passage

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Congress is preparing to vote on the DREAM Act in the coming days, so we thought it would be good to lay out what it means for our nation. The DREAM Act is common-sense legislation drafted by both Republicans and Democrats that would give students who grew up in the United States a chance to contribute to our country’s well-being by serving in the U.S. armed forces or pursuing a higher education. It’s good for our economy, our security, and our nation. That’s why the DREAM Act has long enjoyed bipartisan support.

Obama Weekly Address: New START Treaty “Fundamental” to Security

President Barack Obama - White House Photo, Chuck Kennedy

In this week’s address, President Obama called ratifying New START this year “fundamental” to America’s national security. Failure to ratify the treaty this year not only would mean losing our nuclear inspectors in Russia, but also it would undermine the international coalition pressuring Iran, put to risk the transit routes used to equip our troops in Afghanistan, and undo decades of American leadership and bipartisanship on nuclear security.

Obama Weekly Address: President Calls for Earmark Reform

In this week’s address, President Obama called for Congress to address the issue of earmarks — items inserted into spending bills without adequate review. The President has time and again called for new limitations on earmarks, and the Obama Administration has put in place higher standards of transparency, including www.earmarks.gov.

It Actually May Not Be So Bad

Or it could be worse. But hear me out. The House. Incoming committee chairs are so polluted by donations from the companies/industries they affect/oversee/regulate that legislation originating in the House will likely be as besotted as the new chairs. John Boehner, by all accounts, built his reputation on pragmatic compromise.