Posts Tagged ‘Eisenhower

18
Apr
11

an inconvenient truth…

Really?

Politicususa: Beneath all of the Republican and Tea Party grumbling about taxes, one key fact continues to be ignored:

According to the Tax Policy Center, Federal taxes are lower than at any time since 1955. Obama has now reduced taxes by more than any president since Dwight D. Eisenhower.

According to the Orange County Register, “For the past two years, a family of four earning the median income has paid less in federal income taxes than at any time since at least 1955, according to the Tax Policy Center. All federal, state and local taxes combined are a lower percentage of per-capita income than at any time since the 1960s, according to the Tax Foundation. The highest income-tax bracket is its lowest since 1992. At 35 percent, it’s well below the 50 percent mark of much of the 1980s and the 70 percent bracket of the 1970s.”

The problem is that the tax cuts have not promoted economic growth and have caused the federal deficit to explode … The answer to America’s revenue shortfall is to raise taxes. The US revenue gap could be closed immediately with a tax increase, but Republicans and tea partiers go insane as soon as the prospect is mentioned…The Tea Party set believes to their core that they are being overtaxed, but reality doesn’t match their perception.

In fact, most Americans have no idea that Barack Obama has lowered taxes. According to a 2010 CBS News/New York Times Poll, only 12% of Americans knew that Obama has lowered taxes. 53% thought that he kept taxes the same, and 24% believed that Obama has raised taxes. Not surprisingly, only 2% of Tea Party supporters knew that Obama had lowered taxes. 44% of them thought that the President has raised their taxes.

The right believes this because they got the idea from Fox News and talk radio…..While the Tea Party takes to the streets to keep tax rates low for billionaires, Barack Obama has lowered their taxes to historically low levels.

The bottom line is that beneath all the GOP spin the fact remains. Barack Obama, not Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush, is the greatest tax cutter in American history.

Full article here

17
Dec
10

“that’s the nature of compromise”

President Barack Obama signs the middle-class tax cut bill in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 17, 2010 in Washington DC. The measure would extend tax cuts for families at every income level, renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and enact a new one-year cut in Social Security taxes that would benefit nearly every worker who earns a wage.

 

07
Jun
10

michelle, may

….. at the Washington Hilton Hotel for the White House Correspondents Association dinner, Saturday, May 1, 2010

… greeting guests at the Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 5, 2010

… waiting with Dr Jill Biden for the start of the Women’s Leadership Forum Issues Conference in Washington, May 7, 2010

… greeting guests during a Mother’s Day Tea in the State Dining Room of the White House, May 7, 2010

… with Dr Jill Biden, Anne Eisenhower, Former First Lady Rosalynne Carter, granddaughter Sara Carter, Susan Eisenhower, and Kathleen Biden’s mother, Roberta Buhle, in the Blue Room of the White House, before the start of a Mother’s Day Tea, May 7, 2010

… at the George Washington University commencement ceremony on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Sunday, May 16, 2010

… in the Blue Room of the White House before a reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, May 27, 2010

17
May
10

moving on up

Michelle Obama speaks at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building May 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. The First Lady was joined by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and the Partnership for a Healthier America to announce their commitment to the Let’s Move!

07
May
10

the mother of all days

Anne Eisenhower, granddaughter of former President Dwight Eisenhower

Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of former President Dwight Eisenhower

Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of former President Richard Nixon

Michelle Obama hosts a Mother’s Day event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington May 7, 2010. Also at the event were former first lady Rosalyn Carter, her granddaughter Sarah Carter, Tricia Nixon Cox, and Susan and Anne Eisenhower.

17
Dec
09

whistle stop

President Barack Obama whistles as he and Vice President Joe Biden wait in the holding room of the South Court Auditorium prior to the opening session of the White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Dec. 3, 2009. The Vice President’s personal aide, Fran Person, is at right. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




@POTUS

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@MichelleObama

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 43,031,061 hits
June 2021
M T W T F S S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930