Tag Archive for Economy

Obama Weekly Address: Recovery and Jobs of the Future

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama touted the gains the Recovery Act has made in a little more than 100 days.  While the recession is still far from over, the Recovery Act has helped end the economic free fall, ease the rate of monthly job losses from 700,000 a month, extend unemployment…

Obama Weekly Address: Financial Reform to Protect Consumers

From the White House Blog: The President explains his plan to address one of the major causes of the current economic crisis — the breakdown of oversight leading to widespread abuses in the financial world.  The new Consumer Financial Protection Agency will have the sole job of looking out for the financial interests of ordinary…

Obama Weekly Address: A Budget Equal to the Task Before Us

From the White House Blog: The President reflects on lessons from his time spent outside Washington recently, which only reinforced the core principles in his budget. The budget will be his central focus throughout this week: “These investments are not a wish list of priorities that I picked out of thin air – they are…

Who’s the Girlie-Man Now?

Back in July 2004, when the California legislature was 17 days late in voting on the state budget, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger mocked Democratic legislators by calling them“girlie-men.” But who’s the girlie-man now?

As Economy Crashes, We’re Killing Our Pets

As Americans are being forced to choose between buying food for their children or keeping their pets, or between paying for pet food or for their utilities bills, the economic crisis means death for thousands — perhaps millions — of abandoned dogs and cats.

Introducing Reggie….

Let me start with a story: About a year ago, I was at a party with local elected officials and members of various commissions and boards.  I’m having a good chat with Commissioner NiceGuy when he looks over his shoulder, turns back to me, leans in and whispers “I heard something awful about you.  I…

Obama Weekly Address: Moving Forward

In his weekly address, President Barack Obama addressed the latest economic news and urged the passing of an America Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. He also announced that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is preparing a new strategy for reviving our financial system — which will not only ensure that CEOs aren’t abusing taxpayer dollars, but also get…