Posts Tagged ‘ BILL ’

Vets object to billing private insurance for service injuries

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Veterans groups are warning President Barack Obama against going ahead with a possible administration move to charge veterans’ private health care for service-related injuries.

Veterans groups say it's "wholly unacceptable" to charge their private insurance for service injuries.

Veterans groups say it’s “wholly unacceptable” to charge their private insurance for service injuries.

In a letter sent by 11 of the most prominent veterans organizations, the groups warned that the idea “is wholly unacceptable and a total abrogation of our government’s moral and legal responsibility to the men and women who have sacrificed so much.”

CNN obtained a copy of the letter sent to the White House last Friday by groups including The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Read the letter (PDF)

Bill Maher interviews Ron Paul [2/20/09]

President Obama signed his first bill into law

Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

WASHINGTON — President Obama signed his first bill into law on Thursday, approving equal-pay legislation that he said would “send a clear message that making our economy work means making sure it works for everybody.”

It is named for Lilly Ledbetter, who after years as a manager at Goodyear Tire & Rubber discovered she was being paid less than her male counterparts.

“It is fitting that with the very first bill I sign — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — we are upholding one of this nation’s first principles: that we are all created equal and each deserve a chance to pursue our own version of happiness,” the president said.(1)

Obama: Stimulus Bill passes, After party at White House,

The Vote  244-188

President Obama won his first legislative victory as the House passed a $819 billion economic stimulus package adding to a projected $1.2 trillion deficit this year. Borrowing the money would add $347 billion to the bill’s costs over ten years, according to the Congressional Budget Office,Once it is passed, every American will be able to go the Web site recovery.gov and see how and where their money is being spent.”<1>

Not one Republican

President Obama bid to woo Republicans failed to convince even a single GOP member to join Democrats to back the bill. Eleven Democrats joined the entire 177-member House GOP caucus in voting “no”.<2>

President Obama and the 13 corporate executives

The president met with 13 corporate executives Wednesday morning to talk about the need there needs.

They need our money now

“The businesses that are shedding jobs to stay afloat — they cannot afford inaction or delay,” Obama said.

Than there you the American worker with no job only fear

“The workers who are returning home to tell their husbands and wives and children that they no longer have a job, and all those who live in fear that theirs will be the next job cut — they need help now.”<3>

Party at the Whote House
After the vote, he invited top House and Senate leaders of both parties to the White House for cocktails, hoping a little wine and schmoozing could grease the path for his signature economic initiative in the Senate.<4>

(VIDEO) Obama Names Richardson as Commerce Secretary

President-elect Barack Obama named Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico as his choice for secretary of commerce on Wednesday, pointedly denying that the job was a “consolation prize” for the two-time cabinet officer who had been considered a candidate for secretary of state.

“I think it was a mistake for him to get rid of it,” Mr. Obama said as Mr. Richardson looked on with a grin. “I think that whole Western, rugged look was really working for him.”

In addition, Mr. Obama — who has filled about half of his cabinet and White House staff jobs — said that by the time he was done his administration would be seen as among the most diverse ever put together.

(VIDEO) World’s Worst – O’Reilly, Hinderaker, Broun

From: TheSexyPatriot

Rep. Paul Broun (R) of Georgia is among the many Americans who aren’t at all sure of exactly what agenda President-Elect Barack Obama has planned for our country. In an Associated Press interview, Paul Broun’s ‘Obama dictatorship’ comments came about when he compared Obama’s proposal of a civilian national security force to that of the infamous Gestapo of Germany in World War II. The basis of Rep. Broun’s concerns stems from a speech in July, when then candidate Obama stated, “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” [emphasis added] Rep. Paul Broun fears an eventual Obama dictatorship under which civil liberties, such as the right to bear arms, will be taken away from the People based upon his campaign platform.

YouTube – 1.2 Million Fake New York Times Distributed

Nov. 12: Over 1 million fake editions of the New York Times were printed and handed out to New York commuters with the headline ‘Iraq War Ends’. Contessa Brewer reports.