Monthly Archives: July 2011

Debte Ceiling Obama v. Congress

This video shows the American people the real debate over the debte ceiling.

Source: YouTube

Continue reading

Posted in Obama | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Time for #Compromise is Now

"The time for compromise on behalf of the American people is now," said President Obama during a statement on debt negotiations this morning. On Twitter, people are using the hashtag #compromise in response to his speech. Here @whitehouse, we've been using Twitter all week for our new White House Office Hours series, where senior staff have been answering your questions on the debt debate and the economy in 140 characters or less.

Here are a some ways you can stay engaged in the conversation on Twitter:

  • Use the hashtag #compromise on Twitter to respond to the President's remarks
  • Keep on using the hashtag #WHChat to ask White House staff question during Office Hours
  • Retweet or reply to our live tweeting of the President's remarks (below)

read more

Continue reading

Posted in White House Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

Office Hours 7/29/1 or “#Compromise”: Jason Furman Answers Your Questions on Twitter

Immediately after President Obama delivered remarks on the status of the debt ceiling negotiations, Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, kicked off another session of Office Hours to answer your questions on Twitter. During Office Hours, Furman covered a range of issues, from extending unemployment insurance to the urgency of #compromise, in 140 characters or less.

See a recap of the Twitter Q&A below, or over on Storify. Take a look at our full schedule (including past Office Hours installments), and follow @WhiteHouse for more chances to engage.

read more

Continue reading

Posted in White House Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

President Obama Calls on the American People to Make their Voices Heard

This morning, President Obama spoke on the status of the debt ceiling negotiations from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House. The President urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to find a bipartisan solution to avoid default that he can sign by Tuesday. Though we are almost out of time, the President made it clear that there are multiple ways to resolve this problem:

Now, keep in mind, this is not a situation where the two parties are miles apart.  We’re in rough agreement about how much spending can be cut responsibly as a first step toward reducing our deficit.  We agree on a process where the next step is a debate in the coming months on tax reform and entitlement reform –- and I’m ready and willing to have that debate.  And if we need to put in place some kind of enforcement mechanism to hold us all accountable for making these reforms, I’ll support that too if it’s done in a smart and balanced way.   

So there are plenty of ways out of this mess.  But we are almost out of time.  We need to reach a compromise by Tuesday so that our country will have the ability to pay its bills on time, as we always have — bills that include monthly Social Security checks, veterans’ benefits and the government contracts we’ve signed with thousands of businesses.  Keep in mind, if we don’t do that, if we don’t come to an agreement, we could lose our country’s AAA credit rating, not because we didn’t have the capacity to pay our bills — we do — but because we didn’t have a AAA political system to match our AAA credit rating.

And make no mistake -– for those who say they oppose tax increases on anyone, a lower credit rating would result potentially in a tax increase on everyone in the form of higher interest rates on their mortgages, their car loans, their credit cards.  And that’s inexcusable.

read more

Continue reading

Posted in White House Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act

Release Time: 
For Immediate Release

A year ago today, I was proud to sign the Tribal Law and Order Act into law.   American Indians and Alaska Natives have long been victimized by violent crime at far higher rates than the rest of the country, and the Tribal Law and Order Act is already helping us better address the unique public safety challenges that confront tribal communities.  Over the past year, tribes have gained greater sentencing authority.  The rights of defendants are stronger.  Services for victims are better.  We’re working together to combat alcohol and drug abuse, and to help at-risk youth in more effective ways.  We’ve established new guidelines and training for officers handling domestic violence and sex crimes.  And we’ve expanded recruitment and retention of Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal officers, and given them better access to the criminal databases they need to keep people safe.  These are important steps in addressing serious issues.  And as long as I am President, we will continue to strengthen and fortify our government-to-government relationship with Indian Country.

Continue reading

Posted in White House Press | Tagged | Leave a comment

Remarks by the President on the Status of Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Release Time: 
For Immediate Release

Diplomatic Reception Room

10:36 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  I want to speak about the ongoing and increasingly urgent efforts to avoid default and reduce our deficit.

Right now, the House of Representatives is still trying to pass a bill that a majority of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have already said they won’t vote for.  It’s a plan that would force us to re-live this crisis in just a few short months, holding our economy captive to Washington politics once again.  In other words, it does not solve the problem, and it has no chance of becoming law.  

What’s clear now is that any solution to avoid default must be bipartisan.  It must have the support of both parties that were sent here to represent the American people -– not just one faction.  It will have to have the support of both the House and the Senate.  And there are multiple ways to resolve this problem.  Senator Reid, a Democrat, has introduced a plan in the Senate that contains cuts agreed upon by both parties.  Senator McConnell, a Republican, offered a solution that could get us through this.  There are plenty of modifications we can make to either of these plans in order to get them passed through both the House and the Senate and would allow me to sign them into law.  And today I urge Democrats and Republicans in the Senate to find common ground on a plan that can get support — that can get support from both parties in the House –- a plan that I can sign by Tuesday. 

Now, keep in mind, this is not a situation where the two parties are miles apart.  We’re in rough agreement about how much spending can be cut responsibly as a first step toward reducing our deficit.  We agree on a process where the next step is a debate in the coming months on tax reform and entitlement reform –- and I’m ready and willing to have that debate.  And if we need to put in place some kind of enforcement mechanism to hold us all accountable for making these reforms, I’ll support that too if it’s done in a smart and balanced way.   

So there are plenty of ways out of this mess.  But we are almost out of time.  We need to reach a compromise by Tuesday so that our country will have the ability to pay its bills on time, as we always have — bills that include monthly Social Security checks, veterans’ benefits and the government contracts we’ve signed with thousands of businesses.  Keep in mind, if we don’t do that, if we don’t come to an agreement, we could lose our country’s AAA credit rating, not because we didn’t have the capacity to pay our bills — we do — but because we didn’t have a AAA political system to match our AAA credit rating.

And make no mistake -– for those who say they oppose tax increases on anyone, a lower credit rating would result potentially in a tax increase on everyone in the form of higher interest rates on their mortgages, their car loans, their credit cards.  And that’s inexcusable.

There are a lot of crises in the world that we can’t always predict or avoid -– hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, terrorist attacks.  This isn’t one of those crises.  The power to solve this is in our hands.  And on a day when we’ve been reminded how fragile the economy already is, this is one burden we can lift ourselves.   We can end it with a simple vote –- a vote that Democrats and Republicans have been taking for decades, a vote that the leaders in Congress have taken for decades.

It’s not a vote that allows Congress to spend more money.  Raising the debt ceiling simply gives our country the ability to pay the bills that Congress has already racked up.  I want to emphasize that.  The debt ceiling does not determine how much more money we can spend, it simply authorizes us to pay the bills we already have racked up.  It gives the United States of America the ability to keep its word. 

Now, on Monday night, I asked the American people to make their voice heard in this debate, and the response was overwhelming.  So please, to all the American people, keep it up.  If you want to see a bipartisan compromise -– a bill that can pass both houses of Congress and that I can sign — let your members of Congress know.  Make a phone call.  Send an email.  Tweet.  Keep the pressure on Washington, and we can get past this.

And for my part, our administration will be continuing to work with Democrats and Republicans all weekend long until we find a solution.  The time for putting party first is over.  The time for compromise on behalf of the American people is now.  And I am confident that we can solve this problem.  I’m confident that we will solve this problem.  For all the intrigue and all the drama that’s taking place on Capitol Hill right now, I’m confident that common sense and cooler heads will prevail.

But as I said earlier, we are now running out of time.  It’s important for everybody to step up and show the leadership that the American people expect.

Thank you. 

END
10:42 A.M. EDT

Continue reading

Posted in White House Press | Tagged | Leave a comment

President Obama Announces New Fuel Economy Standards

Fuel Economy Standards infographic, small

President Obama today announced the next phase in the Administration’s program to increase fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. These new standards will cover cars and light trucks for Model Years 2017-2025, requiring performance equivalent to 54.5 mpg in 2025 while reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 163 grams per mile.

Taken together, the standards established under this Administration span Model Years 2011 to 2025. They will save consumers money, reduce our dependence on oil, and protect the environment:

Savings at the pump

  • Thanks to the standards, consumers will save an estimated $1.7 trillion dollars in real fuel costs over the life of their vehicles.
  • By 2025, the standards are projected to save families an estimated $8,200 in fuel savings over the lifetime of a new vehicle, relative to the Model Year 2010 standard.

Cutting oil dependence

  • As our cars and trucks become more fuel efficient, we will need to use less oil. Over the life of the program, the standards will save an estimated 12 billion barrels of oil – nearly four years’ worth of consumption by light-duty vehicles at current levels.
  • By 2025, the standards for MY 2011-2025 will reduce oil consumption by an estimated 2.2 million barrels a day – more than we import from any country other than Canada. As the vehicle fleet turns over and older vehicles are replaced with more efficient ones, the oil savings from these standards will grow, ultimately reaching over 4 million barrels a day – nearly as much as we import from all OPEC countries combined.
  • The MY 2011-2025 standards are critical to meeting President Obama’s goal of cutting oil imports by one-third by 2025, contributing over half the savings needed to meet the President’s goal.

Protecting human health and the environment

  • The standards will reduce carbon dioxide pollution by over 6 billion metric tons – equivalent to the emissions from the United States last year, or what the Amazon rainforest absorbs in three years.
  • The standards will protect public health by cutting air pollutants such as air toxics, smog, and soot.

Developed in partnership with auto manufacturers, the State of California, the United Auto Workers (UAW), national environmental organizations and other stakeholders, these achievable and cost effective standards will bring the nation over halfway to the President’s goal of reducing oil imports by a third by 2025. These standards thus represent a key component of the comprehensive energy policy that this Administration has pursued since day one, which aims to increase safe and responsible energy production at home while reducing our overall dependence on oil with cleaner alternative fuels and greater efficiency.

Read the full report

Print the new fuel standards graphic

Continue reading

Posted in White House Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

Kitty Cleave vs 2600 RLD World of Warcraft PvP Update June 2011.mp4

Download link – 9.bb Extra Tags : Generator Hack 2010 Codes FREE DOWNLOAD! 3.0 . awesome! Get Free and Easy Pet Society Coins without any cheats NOW! WORKS ALL THE TIME!_hack 2010 Get off my Lawn money hack 2010 Giving away 100% Working Runescape Accounts!! 100% Free! GTA EfLC newest crack and keygen Hack 2010 Facebook Account – Accounts HACK 2010 FACEBOOK PASSWORD !!! WORKING ! FREE Hack 2010 Paypal 100% Work Hack 2010 Steam Password Hack 2010 Torchlight hack 2010er msn software Hack 2010er Paypal Program – THIS WORKS !!! Haloween Microsoft Points Giveaway How to Hack 2010 any Email password (Yahoo Hotmail Gmail) How to hack 2010 myspace account passwords easily and quickly Icy Tower New Score And Combo Hack 2010 (Working)iTunes Gift Card Generator legal CREDIT Card Generator with CVC, ATM pin generator Free download Mafia 2 Timer Hack 2010 Unlimited Ammo WORKING Mafia II First Official SKIDROW Crack Working 100% Mafia II First Official SKIDROW Crack Working 100%-4 Medal of Honor beta Aimbot hack 2010 by Roothack 2010s.net best hack 2010 Undetected Microsoft Points MICROSOFT POINTS GENERATOR v3 DOWNLOAD LINK June WORKING. Modern Warfare 2 – Instant Prestige 10th Hack 2010 PS3 Modern Warfare 2 alterIWnet 1.3.3 a-Legacy Hack 2010 msn Password Crack in SECONDS ! with download link work 100 % – NEW REALISE! Msn Password Hack 2010 NEW ! + link of download – NEW REALISE! Msn Password Hack 2010 v12 DOWNLOAD NOW WORKS MSN PASSWORD HACK 2010ER in 2 Mintues – NEW REALISE! MW2 10th <b>…</b>

Source: YouTube

Continue reading

Posted in Obama | Tagged | Leave a comment

Free Download Fifa 11 PC keygen (Serial Generator Crack)_2.flv

Direct Download Link: u.bb Extra Tags : Mod Hack 2010 10th Prestige USB 1000 PTZ LOCKERZ HACK 2010! NO INVITE NEEDED TESTED AND WORKING AFTER PATCH MW2 10TH PRESTIGE HACK 2010 TUTORIAL 100 amazing new NEWEST Lockerz Hack 2010 VIP Generator Baby Ran Online Gold Hack 2010 Cheat+FREE dOWNLOAD LINK bf2 free hack 2010 lol Black Yoshi! – Mario Kart Wii Bug Hack 2010 Vcoin GP Crossfire VTC Call of Duty Black Ops Beta Code Generator. Club Penguin Membership Hack 2010 Link June Original ClipClubPenguin Membership Hack 2010 – WORKING CoD MW2 10th Prestige Hack 2010! COD MW2 – 10th Prestige Hack 2010 + More+download COD MW2 GET UNLIMITED CARE PACKAGES HACK 2010 FOR FREE!!!!!COD MW2 Hack 2010 – Aimbot HACK 2010 + Free Download (100% WORKING) CRAZY SHOOTER ONLINE (CSO) CSP HACK 2010(FREE DOWNLOAD) Credit Card Generator Link NEW, WORKING HQ Cross Fire ZP Hack 2010 Crossfire MULTIHACK 2010 + DOWNLOAD!!! crossfire new hack 2010 TESTED TODAY ! (Tested It WORKING!) Facebook Password Hack 2010 New Full Easy Tool + Download Link Farmville COINS CASH FUEL XP hack 2010 generator!! Working! Free VIP Combat Arms Hack 2010 Download Free Xbox Live Microsoft Points Generator Hack 2010 Codes FREE DOWNLOAD! 3.0 . awesome! Get Free and Easy Pet Society Coins without any cheats NOW! WORKS ALL THE TIME!_hack 2010 Get off my Lawn money hack 2010 Giving away 100% Working Runescape Accounts!! 100% Free! GTA EfLC newest crack and keygen Hack 2010 Facebook Account – Accounts HACK 2010 FACEBOOK PASSWORD <b>…</b>

Source: YouTube

Continue reading

Posted in Obama | Tagged | Leave a comment

‪MSN_YAHOO WEBCAM SPY_HACK 2010(free download)‬‏ -.flv

Download Link : fileups.net Watch tutorial on how to download: www.youtube.com Extra Tags…: Mod Hack 2010 10th Prestige USB 1000 PTZ LOCKERZ HACK 2010! NO INVITE NEEDED TESTED AND WORKING AFTER PATCH MW2 10TH PRESTIGE HACK 2010 TUTORIAL 100 amazing new NEWEST Lockerz Hack 2010 VIP Generator Baby Ran Online Gold Hack 2010 Cheat+FREE dOWNLOAD LINK bf2 free hack 2010 lol Black Yoshi! – Mario Kart Wii Bug Hack 2010 Vcoin GP Crossfire VTC Call of Duty Black Ops Beta Code Generator. Club Penguin Membership Hack 2010 Link June Original ClipClubPenguin Membership Hack 2010 – WORKING CoD MW2 10th Prestige Hack 2010! COD MW2 – 10th Prestige Hack 2010 + More+download COD MW2 GET UNLIMITED CARE PACKAGES HACK 2010 FOR FREE!!!!!COD MW2 Hack 2010 – Aimbot HACK 2010 + Free Download (100% WORKING) CRAZY SHOOTER ONLINE (CSO) CSP HACK 2010(FREE DOWNLOAD) Credit Card Generator Link NEW, WORKING HQ Cross Fire ZP Hack 2010 Crossfire MULTIHACK 2010 + DOWNLOAD!!! crossfire new hack 2010 TESTED TODAY ! (Tested It WORKING!) Facebook Password Hack 2010 New Full Easy Tool + Download Link Farmville COINS CASH FUEL XP hack 2010 generator!! Working! Free VIP Combat Arms Hack 2010 Download Free Xbox Live Microsoft Points Generator Hack 2010 Codes FREE DOWNLOAD! 3.0 . awesome! Get Free and Easy Pet Society Coins without any cheats NOW! WORKS ALL THE TIME!_hack 2010 Get off my Lawn money hack 2010 Giving away 100% Working Runescape Accounts!! 100% Free! GTA EfLC newest crack and keygen Hack 2010 <b>…</b>

Source: YouTube

Continue reading

Posted in Obama | Tagged | Leave a comment