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Congress and the budget: holding middle-class America hostage ...

Congress and the budget: holding middle-class America hostage ... | GDawg's AP GOPO | Scoop.it
Jana Kasperkevic: A new report suggests that lower- and middle-income Americans will pay a high and specific price for congressional inaction.
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If Congress and the President don't clean up their "bad fiscal policy" and if Congress fails to produce a budget at the end of the sequester in the next few months, then the poor and middle class will suffer. The article talks about the declining income and the declining economy.

 

I personally worry about this because I'm in the middle class portion of society. Quick and rash decisions are not what we're looking for, it's lasting ones.

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EPA's McCarthy Defends Climate Plan in Congress - Washington ...

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EPA chief Gina McCarthy defended the administration's climate-change plan in Congress. Here are five noteworthy remarks at Wednesday's hearing.
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Congress talks about Climate plans. The article gives five remarks during the hearing, showing a glimpse of people's opinions on the matter. It seems like there's more negativity toward the plan than anything. Oh, and it shouldbe "we're" not "were".

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Airlines Seek Policy Reforms, But Congress Is, Well, Busy - NPR (blog)

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Airlines Seek Policy Reforms, But Congress Is, Well, Busy
NPR (blog)
As part of a campaign for such a policy, Nick Calio, CEO of A4A, and Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue, released a video, featuring the two of them kvetching about Congress.
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Airlines such as Airlines for America have openly requested congress to lower taxes on flight tickets, reduce regulation, update the air-traffic-control system, allow for changes so that U.S. airlines can compete with foreign ones, and develop alternative sources of energy to reduce fuel costs. But, Congress doesn't answer to these requests since they are occupied with other matters.


I believe that although there are more problems at hand, Congress should still do something about the requests. Big changes aren't necessary, but they should do something to show that there is concern in that topic.

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When Congress Blamed the White House for the al-Qaeda Leak - The Atlantic

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When Congress Blamed the White House for the al-Qaeda Leak The Atlantic In response to outcry by news organizations and members of Congress over the AP-records seizure, the Department of Justice issued new rules in June 2013 requiring that notice...
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Congress blamed the White House for leaking the foiled al-Qaeda bomb plot and accused the White House of using that leak as a way to strengthen the president's chances during re-election.

 

Once again, politics caused someone to do something they shouldn't have done. Worst of all, the person who leaked the information was a former bomb technician, FBI special agent, and a pedophile.

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Twitter / FreedomWorks: If "It's the Law" as @SenatorReid ...

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If "It's the Law" as @SenatorReid says, why does Congress get an exemption? RT if you want your #ObamCare waiver! http://t.co/qcmtAjgsWX
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A good question indeed. Congress gets expempted from Obamacare while the rest of us are forced into it.

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