An analysis of Obama’s proposed surtax on millionaires to fund his job program will be “paid by an infinitesimally small percentage of American taxpayers, and that the surtaxes themselves would constitute an infinitessimally tiny percentage of the income of the wealthy,” according to The Washington Posts‘s Greg Sargent. More…Despite this, political
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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is launching a television ad against Chip Cravaack this week targeting his opposition to Pres. Barack Obama’s proposed jobs bill. More…
If anyone thought President Obama’s jobs bill More… was going to slide through the Senate before hitting trouble in the House, they were wrong. The Senate Tuesday couldn’t get enough support even for a debate.
Within president Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill he announced Thursday in an address to a joint session of Congress, some $55 billion would go directly to K-12 educators and renovations to nearly 35,000 schools.
The speech has won plaudits from labor groups More… and most of the Democratic base for its extension
Senate Democratic leadership is pulling together a small-bore jobs bill, giving payroll tax breaks to businesses that repatriate jobs from overseas. Here is the summary, via Huffington Post:
Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act S. 3816
Incentive to Create American Jobs
To encourage businesses to create jobs in
The state will receive $104 million in extra Medicaid dollars thanks to federal legislation projected to clear Congress More… in the next few days, New Mexico state officials said Wednesday.
The funding contained in the $26 billion federal legislation for New Mexico’s Medicaid program is $56 million below the $160 million
On a call with reporters this afternoon, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) and Gov. Bill Ritter (D-Colo.) urged their Republican colleagues to vote for a $26.1 billion state-aid package.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) voiced her support for a $26.1 billion state-aid package Tuesday. (D. Ross Cameron/ZUMApress.com)
Late Thursday afternoon, President Obama signed into law More… a bill granting workers out of a job for more than 26 weeks additional unemployment insurance payments, paid for by the federal government. The benefits had been in place since November 2009, but had lapsed for seven weeks — an unprecedented hiatus,