did you get the memo?

TPM: ….. In a new strategy memo by press secretary Ben LaBolt, Obama’s re-election team ripped into the GOP field as too conservative to win over the middle on issues ranging from taxes to immigration:

From economics to immigration, the Republican field have embraced policies that the American people oppose. The campaign to win the Republican nomination has become a campaign to win the hearts and minds of the Tea Party. They would return to policies that have been tried before and done nothing to improve economic security for the middle class, rewarding special interests who can afford to pay for lobbyists instead of looking out for working families.

While the President is fighting to create jobs and put money in the pockets of middle class Americans, the Republican candidates have proposed extending tax breaks for large corporations and tax cuts for the wealthiest while allowing special interests to write their own rules.

The Republican candidates universally want to repeal the protections that the President put in place to prevent another financial crisis and instead allow banks to write their own rules….

…. America’s future will be defined by the success of our middle class, but the Republican candidates are positioning themselves as champions for large corporations and special interests whose plans would leave working families in the lurch.

Read the full memo here

Thanks desertflower

22 Responses to “did you get the memo?”

  1. 1 nintendowii10
    October 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Chips, heres a website that I got from a poster on Talking Points Memo which breaks down everything the Teabag Republicans have done thus far to keep millions unemployed to put our President out of a job:


    And here is video of Reverend Al ripping the Teabags for attacking President Obama proposing ideas from the Gipper himself

    And a Think Progress video link

  2. 10 ChristiMtl
    October 4, 2011 at 9:38 am

    If the MSM wasn’t corrupt and control by big corporations, what a difference it would make.

    Apparently Christie has a presser at 1pm, the savior………..

  3. October 4, 2011 at 9:38 am

    The middle class is getting hammered and will soon be no more.

    • October 4, 2011 at 10:07 am

      Don’t give up yet, Sonjia, our President is still pressing on on this issue. We have to keep pressing on with him, doing our little bit and encouraging family, friends and coworkers to join in. 😉

      Good Morning Chips and TOD’ville! It’s going to be a beautiful day in the neighbourhood as we each, individually, do a little bit to move our side along. If we are emailing, tweeting, phoning, face-booking, registering, or educating ourselves – whatever, let’s challenge ourselves and share our actions today. Have a good day, Everyone! Let’s PRESS ON!

  4. October 4, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Oh yeah. I got the memo. I am pressing on! I am supposed to have a light day at work today so I will be calling, and tweeting. My keyboard will be on fire as will my cell phone. I am calling Boehner, Cantor, McCain, Kyl, Landrieu, Webb (who is not on the list but who is against parts of the AJA), Casey (who I am extremely disappointed in) and I am calling Harry Reid to tell him to get this bill out there for a vote.

    Please join me in lighting a candle for our beloved President as he works his ever loving ass of for all of us. Safe trip Mr. President. God bless you.


  5. 15 a4alice
    October 4, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Hey guys. Heard back from Senator Casey, one of our “reluctant Democrats”. He was supportive of the AJA up to a point: Here, I’ll copy and paste this point he wrote:

    “President Obama took an important step by putting a number of ideas on the table. However, I am concerned that one large bill is unlikely to move forward in the current climate in Washington. I believe that we should immediately begin consideration of a series of jobs bills. Our number one priority in Congress must be strengthening our economy by creating jobs and putting Americans back to work. As the Senate begins its work on jobs related legislation, please be assured I will have your thoughts in mind.”

    I am going to respond by saying thanks for the letter glad you support the aja but i encourage you to support it in its entirety. you have the resources and the will of the american people behind you to use this moment to support PBO’s AJA. This is a yes for preserving the middle class.

    I post this for others especially anyone from PA who wants to write an additional note or call sen casey. check “contact congress” on the side of chips’ blog for contact info.


    • October 4, 2011 at 10:16 am

      A4A are you in PA? Just checking if he only responds to people in his state.

      Also, when people mention a senator they would like us to contact, PLEASE include his/her state, as you did. Not all of us know where they are from, and it’s difficult to locate them on WiW’s list IF you don’t know where they originate. I participate by tweeting since email would likely show my out of state/country status and googling hasn’t always given me what I’m looking for – at least not quickly. Thanks in advance.

    • October 4, 2011 at 10:22 am

      Excellent a4alice. Also tell him how difficult several small bills will be. If it takes so long to get one thing passed, how long would we have to wait for the politics of several small bills. That is extremely naiive of Casey to think that is possible.

      • 18 hopefruit2
        October 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

        He knows damn well that several small bills is messy and will favor the Republican cuts while omitting the revenue/infrastructure side. He’s more concerned about the money he receives from his lobbyists than actually creating jobs for the people.

        • 19 hgerhard
          October 4, 2011 at 12:16 pm

          The only reason for “a number of small bills” is the ability to cut out the revenues and protect special interests. If the “small” bills were to pass, there would be a requirement to offset the costs with cuts to other programs (Medicare etc). The rich and the special interests, e.g. oil companies and the billionaires would continue to maintain their privileges.

  6. 21 hopefruit2
    October 4, 2011 at 10:49 am

    It’s being reported by TPM and ABC that Christie is NOT running. His presser will be at 1PM today.


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