Tag Archive for President Barack Obama

Right-Wingnuts Unhinged Over Obama Talking to Kids

UPDATE: Here’s the prepared text of the speech the president will deliver. Tim Rutten has an excellent OpEd in the LATimes today regarding the hysteria over the president’s planned Back to School address; Calls to boycott Obama’s speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia. Rutten writes: While it long ago crossed the borders…

Obama Weekly Address: New Initiatives for Retirement Savings

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama announces new steps to make it easier for American families to save for retirement. These new initiatives will complement the president’s major legislative proposals to boost participation in IRAs and match retirement savings. The new initiatives will: Expand opportunities for automatic enrollment in 401(k) and other…

Obama Weekly Address: Katrina Four Years Later

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama remembered the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, described what his administration has done to boost the Gulf Coast recovery effort, and said that he will visit New Orleans before the end of the year.  As the Gulf Coast recovers, we must learn the lessons of Katrina, so…

Royce Health Care Town Hall 2.0

Ed Royce held another local Town Hall meeting in Garden Grove on Saturday. Unlike his last one, this time Royce slapped down the Lyndon LaRouche supporter who carried a poster of President Obama with a Hitler moustache. “It’s not a Nazi health care policy, it’s a socialist health care policy,” Royce said. “The one thing Democrats…

President’s Weekly Address: Recovery Act is Working

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama said the newly released GDP numbers are an indication that the Recovery Act is working, but that long–term investments in innovation are needed to ensure our nation’s long-term economic growth. By training the highest skilled workforce in the world, reforming the health care system to free…