Tag Archive for Economy

Obama Weekly Address: Pushing Forward on Jobs

In his weekly address, President Obama said the jobs numbers released yesterday indicate that the job loss trend is improving, but that his administration remains committed to accelerating these trends and putting more Americans back to work. Next week, the President will announce additional ideas about growing the economy and adding jobs to our economy.

Obama Weekly Address: Milestones on Economy and Recovery Act

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama said that while times are still too difficult for too many American families, this week saw real evidence of progress in the economy. On Thursday, we learned that in the third quarter the GDP grew for the first time in over a year, and grew faster…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Necessary Reform, Absurd Attacks

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called health insurance reform critical to our nation’s long-term economic strength and dispelled the outlandish rumors being promoted by those who are defending the status quo.  The President has called for reform which will protect people against unfair insurance practices; provide quality, affordable insurance to every…

Auto Dealers Ending Their Cash for (Political) Clunkers Program

The nation’s largest auto dealers association has apparently decided to end its long standing participation in the Cash for (Political) Clunkers program. An historically dependable source of income for Republicans in the House and Senate, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has long contributed about twice as much to Republican election campaigns than to Democrats.…

OC Supes Approve 3yr Contract with County Workers

This morning, in a 4-0 vote, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a three year agreement with employees represented by the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA). Supervisor Norby got married yesterday and was absent for the vote. The contract provides for no salary increase during the three year agreement while allowing for discussion to be…

Obama Weelky Address: Health Care Reform Cannot Wait

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to seize this opportunity – one that may not come again for decades – and finally pass health care reform. With families unable to keep up with skyrocketing costs, premiums rising three times faster than wages, businesses shedding jobs, and deficits piling up…