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Obama to Start ‘Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours’

Obama to Start ‘Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will kick off a series of Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours with a trip Thursday to Austin, Texas, a White House spokesman announced Sunday.
“In his State of the Union, the presid…

Weekly Address: President Obama Wants Congress to Stop an Income Tax Hike for the Middle Class

Weekly Address: President Obama Wants Congress to Stop an Income Tax Hike for the Middle Class

The White House(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama reminds the nation he wants to protect the middle class from an income tax hike.Obama says, “Leaders in Congress are working on a way to prevent this tax hike on the middle cla…

Pelosi Urges Vote on Middle Class Tax Relief

Pelosi Urges Vote on Middle Class Tax Relief

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged Republicans to allow a vote on legislation to extend tax cuts on the first $250,000 of personal income and delay the debate over tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers …

Poll: Among Cliff-Avoidance Options, Most Favor Targeting Wealthy

Poll: Among Cliff-Avoidance Options, Most Favor Targeting Wealthy

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With the fiscal cliff drawing closer, raising taxes on wealthy Americans remains a popular option. The public divides closely on reducing federal income tax deductions, while two-thirds oppose another possibili…

Boehner Rejects Obama’s Request To Extend Middle Class Tax Cut

Boehner Rejects Obama’s Request To Extend Middle Class Tax Cut

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Fresh off his reelection as House speaker Wednesday afternoon, John Boehner emphasized the need for bold leadership in order to repair the ailing economy, telling reporters that job creation remains the top p…

Ryan Backs Biden on ‘Buried’ Middle Class

Ryan Backs Biden on ‘Buried’ Middle Class

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BURLINGTON, Iowa) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan found a rare point of agreement Tuesday with his Democratic opponent, after Vice President Joe Biden said earlier that the middle class has been “b…

Middle-Class Worse Off Now than a Decade Ago, Survey Says

Middle-Class Worse Off Now than a Decade Ago, Survey Says

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A survey released Wednesday shows there’s no getting around the fact that the middle-class in the U.S. got slammed during the last decade.Statistics from the Pew Research Center for Social and Demographic Trend…

President Obama: GOP Holding Middle-Class Tax Cuts ‘Hostage’

President Obama: GOP Holding Middle-Class Tax Cuts ‘Hostage’

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(NEW ORLEANS) — Just hours after the Senate voted to extend tax cuts for the middle class, President Obama accused House Republicans of holding the tax cuts “hostage” until the nation agrees to spend $1 trillion …

Obama to Call for Tax Cut Extension for Middle-Income Earners

Obama to Call for Tax Cut Extension for Middle-Income Earners

McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Monday will call for a one-year extension of the “Bush tax cuts” for individuals making less than $250,000 a year, while allowing cuts for those earning above that level to expire at th…

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