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Inside the Fight for the Middle Class Tax Cuts

eboard Posted September 30, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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While Democrats are fighting for tax relief for everyone making less than $250,000, Republicans are holding those tax cuts hostage unless millionaires and billionaires receive even larger tax cuts.

As debate about this issue heats up, it’s important to know the facts. In the video below, Austan Goolsbee, Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, explains the difference between the tax-cut proposal Democrats are advocating and the plan being pushed by Republicans.

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Russ Feingold: ‘The Conscience of the Senate and Wisconsin’s Strongest Advocate’

eboard Posted September 30, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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Senator Russ Feingold is known as one of the most effective and independent members of the Senate, and a tireless advocate for the people of Wisconsin. His name is virtually synonymous with government reform and key victories on getting rid of corporate influence in politics.

As the President said on Tuesday, Feingold is “one of the consciences of the Senate who’s always independent, doesn’t always agree with me but always agrees with the people of his state and is looking out for them.”

Feingold is facing a tough re-election fight this year. Polls show him in a close race with Ron Johnson, a self-financed Republican candidate who has pledged to spend upwards of $15 million of his own money on his campaign.

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Obama fires up college students

Alejandra Salinas Posted September 30, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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Over 26,000 students were addressed by President Barack Obama at the University of Wisconsin in Madison on Tuesday. His speech focused on issues that truly matter to college students, including the extension of parental health insurance coverage until a student turns 26, the ending of combat operations in Iraq, and student aid reform. Here’s a snippet of the President’s remarks on student aid:

“[Republicans] want to cut financial aid for 8 million college students, including some of the people who are out here today… Instead of cutting education and student aid, we want to make permanent our new college tax credit that’s worth $10,000 of tuition relief for each young person going to four years of college.”

The President’s speech was viewed ...

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Senior Citizens and the Affordable Care Act

eboard Posted September 30, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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Just recently, the White House marked the six month anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act by hosting a conference call to answer questions seniors citizens had about Affordable Care.   Seniors gathered in groups and some called in from their homes to hear Vice President Joe Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discussed how the Affordable Care Act will greatly benefit the senior community.

Vice President Biden started off the conversation by touting the Democratic party’s work throughout history strengthening Medicare. 

The Vice President briefly outlined the new benefits of the Affordable Care Act for senior citizens:

  • The health care bill that we passed does nothing but strengthen Medicare.
  • The health care bill we passed has a dual benefit ...

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Be Among the First to Try Our New Calling Tool

eboard Posted September 30, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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A key part of our strategy to win this November is making phone calls to millions of voters who have the power to influence close races across the country.

To make the most of that push, we’ve just completely revamped our online calling tool to make it easier than ever for supporters to make calls from wherever they are.

We’re set to launch the new site soon to a wide audience of supporters across the country—but first we’re asking folks to test it out and let us know what they think.

Be one of the first to try the new calling tool here, and then let us know any ...

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