This is a very difficult time for the majority of the country. They are not looking forward to paying more taxes after the stroke of midnight.
President Obama has his hand on the pulse of the people and want them to be heard. I don't know why this is always considered a political victory for the President. It is a victory for the people of the nation.
The GOP needs to be more accepting to his words and connectedness with the people of this nation. He has their loyalties in many ways. He does hold the nation's collective heart within the Oval Office.
He had to do this. It was not an option. He won his election. He is not conducting political agendas here. He is bringing attention to the words of many, many Americans he hears from everyday. He is simply passing along the way the nation feels at this time. The Republicans should take his words to heart as an advocate for the people they serve.
To prove how completely apolitical his actions are, he never asked Congress to decide about their pay raises.
By Nick Wing
President Barack Obama (click here) gave a New Year's gift to returning members of Congress, federal workers and Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, signing an executive order calling for an end to a years-long pay freeze....
That doesn't mean anything? It shows a great deal of respect for those this Executive Order serves. It was signed before he convened 'The People's Voice' from the White House. Come on already. That's enough complaining. He's a nice guy. The trouble with him for the GOP is that he is honest. Seriously. Congress needs to be serious about protecting the incomes of the working poor, the Middle Class and entrepreneurial businesses that supply incomes to hard working Americans.
The smart approach to all this is for the GOP to be appreciative of 'The People's Voice' from the White House as a reminder to how important this is to them. A word of appreciation of the struggle of these people go a long way.
Congress needs to stop fussing with the budget, debt ceiling and national debt and move on to making a difference in immigration, gun control, education and the list goes on. The nation has many needs to be addressed. It is time the government work for the best outcomes for the nation and set aside political differences.
Come on, get over this already. President Obama is not a bad guy and he needs to continue to bring public displays of 'The People's Voice' again and again. It is his responsibility and we are lucky to have someone who cares this much.
The USA House of Representatives have sleeping accommodations in their offices. There is no reason to leave. They passed this responsibility to the Senate. They should at least be willing to move on the bill the Senate passes. Could they be any more difficult for the sake of being difficult?