Obama Calls Senate Rejection Of His Civil Rights Nominee ‘a Travesty’

To magnify his point, Obama sat down earlier for a spicy Korean BBQ steak sandwich at the Cafe Beauregard just off Main Street in New Britain, across from the courthouse, where owner Rob Chiovoloni pays his staff more than $10 per hour. He knows what it’s like to work all his life and understands that if people are working hard, they shouldn’t be in poverty, Obama told reporters. Obama’s spoke a day after he pushed Congress to spend more money on education and training, and infrastructure by ending tax breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans. Republicans dismissed the budget proposal, saying it would hurt the economy. They have made similar objections to raising the minimum wage, bolstered by a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office which said the plan could lead to 500,000 fewer jobs.
Source: http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-obama-touts-minimum-wage-hike-plan-in-connecticut/1865217.html

In 2007, researchers who followed 2000 children over 10 years concluded that abstinence-only programs don’t keep teenagers from having sex. The study was mandated by Congress for the U.S. Administration for Children and Families. President Obama had eliminated funding for abstinence-only programs in his 2010 budget. But Congress restored some of the funding, most recently in its latest budget deal . More than $175 million is spent on other sex education programs.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/05/news/economy/budget-cuts-sex/index.html

It measured 9.9 percent when Obama took office in 2009. Obamas plan includes $56 billion in what the White House calls additional investments, split between defense and domestic priorities and including education, research and development. The budget plan would pump about $302 billion over four years into infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges. Gasoline Tax The proposal includes a four-year fix to patch a gap between receipts from the 18.4 cents-per-gallon federal gas tax and planned spending from the Highway Trust Fund on roads, bridges and mass transit. The change would aid users including trucking companies that would benefit from better roads and bridges without paying an increased usage fee.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-04/obama-sends-congress-3-9-trillion-budget-to-boost-growth.html

Obama tells Democrats to focus on November midterms, not 2016

Sen. Pat Toomey (R) of Pennsylvania also said on the floor that Adegbile’s nomination was not consistent with justice for the http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ family of officer Danny Faulkner or for anyone else that cares about the law enforcement community, according to Politico. Democrat lawmakers had pleaded that Adegbiles association with Abu-Jamal not upset his nomination, arguing that impugning Adegbile for his role in the appeal was tantamount to arguing that US criminals are not entitled to legal representation. Whether it is John Adams or John Roberts , the principle that all sides deserve an effective counsel is at the bedrock of our constitutional system, said Patrick Leahy (D) of Vermont, according to The New York Times. We cannot equate the lawyer with the conduct of those we represent if we want our justice system to endure, he said.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-calls-senate-rejection-civil-rights-nominee-travesty-231700951.html?.tsrc=tmob

Three-quarters of Americans agree it should be hiked. “It would immediately raise millions of people out of poverty. It would help millions more work their way out of poverty. And it doesn’t require new taxes, doesn’t require new spending, doesn’t require some vast bureaucracy,” Obama said. Connecticut has already raised its state minimum wage above $7.25, and Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is seeking to hike it again to $10.10. Republicans have objected to the plan to raise the minimum wage, bolstered by a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which said the plan could lead to 500,000 fewer jobs.
Source: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/us-usa-obama-idUKBREA2428820140306


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