Barack Obama – The Difference – What 40 Dollars Means
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[Barack Obama – Weekly Address – Putting The American People First]
[Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961)]
[Barack Obama] Source: LYBIO.net
Thank you everybody. Please have a seat. Good afternoon to all of you. Merry Christmas, happy holidays. Weâ€™ve been doing everything we can over the last two weeks to make sure that 160-million working Americans arenâ€™t hit with a tax increase on January 1.
Weâ€™ve also been doing everything we can to make sure that millions of people who are out there looking for work in a very tough environment donâ€™t start losing their unemployment insurance on January 1.
Now, on Saturday we reached a bipartisan compromise that would do just that, make sure that people arenâ€™t seeing a tax cut the first of the year and make sure that they still have unemployment insurance the first of the year.
Nearly every Democrat in the Senate voted for that compromise. Nearly every Republican in the Senate voted for that compromise. Democrats and even some Republicans in the House voted for that compromise. I am ready to sign that compromise into law the second it lands on my desk.
The only reason it hasnâ€™t landed on my desk, the only reason, is because a faction of House Republicans has refused to support this compromise. Now, if youâ€™re a family making about 50-thousand dollars a year, this is a tax cut that amount to about a thousand dollars a year. Itâ€™s about 40 bucks out of every paycheck.
It may be that there are some folks in the House who refuse to vote for this compromise because they donâ€™t think that 40 bucks is a lot of money. But anyone who knows what itâ€™s like to stretch a budget knows that at the end of the week or at the end of the month, 40 dollars can make all the difference in the world.
Thatâ€™s why we thought weâ€™d bring your voiced into this debate. So many of these debates in Washington end up being portrayed as which party is winning, which party is losing but what we have to remind ourselves of is this is about people. This is about the American people and whether they win.
Itâ€™s not about a contest between politicians. So on Tuesday, we asked folks to tell us what would it be like to lose 40 dollars out of your paycheck every week. And I have to tell you that the response has been overwhelming. We havenâ€™t seen anything like this before; over 30-thousand people have written in so far.
As many as two-thousand every hour. Weâ€™re still hearing from folks and I want to encourage everybody whoâ€™s been paying attention to this to keep sending your stories to WhiteHouse.gov and share them on Twitter and share them on Facebook.
The responses weâ€™ve gotten so far have come from Americans of all ages, Americans of all backgrounds, from every corner of the country. Some of the folks who responded are on stage with me here today. They should remind every single member of Congress what is at stake in this debate.
Let me just give you a few samples. Joseph from New Jersey talked about how he would have to sacrifice the occasional pizza night with his daughters. He said, and Iâ€™m quoting â€œMy sixteen year old twins will be out of the house soon. Iâ€™ll miss this.â€ Richard from Rhode Island wrote to tell us that having an extra $40 in his check buys enough heating oil to keep his family warm for three nights. In his words, Iâ€™m quoting â€œif someone doesnâ€™t think that twelve gallons of heating oil is important, I invite them to spend 3 nights in an unheated home. Or you can believe me when I say that it makes a difference.â€ Source: LYBIO.net
Pete from Wisconsin told us about driving more than 200 miles each week to keep his father in law company in a nursing home. Forty dollars out of his paycheck means he would only be able to make 3 trips instead of four. We heard from a teacher named Claire, here in DC, who goes to the thrift store every week and uses her own money to buy pencils and books for her fourth grade class. Once in a while she splurges on science or art supplies. Losing $40, she says, would mean she couldnâ€™t do that anymore.
For others, $40 means dinner out with a child whose home for Christmas, a new pair of shoes, a tank of gas, a charitable donation. These are the things that are at stake for millions of Americans. They matter to people a lot. And keep in mind that those are just the individual stories. That doesnâ€™t account for the overall impact that a failure to extend the payroll tax cut and a failure to extend unemployment insurance would have on the economy as a whole.
Weâ€™ve seen the economy do better over the last couple of months, but thereâ€™s still a lot of sources of uncertainty out there. Whatâ€™s going on in Europe. Whatâ€™s going on around the world. And so this is insurance to make sure that our recovery continues. So itâ€™s time for the House to listen to the voices who are up here, the voices all across this country. And reconsider.
Whatâ€™s happening right now is exactly why people get so frustrated with Washington. This is it. This is exactly why people get so frustrated with Washington. This isnâ€™t a typical Democrat vs Republican issue. This is an issue where an overwhelming number of people in both parties agree. How can we not get that done? Has this place become so dysfunctional that even when people agree to things, we canâ€™t do it? [APPLAUSE] It doesnâ€™t make any sense.
So enough is enough. People standing with me today canâ€™t afford any more games. They canâ€™t afford to lose $1000 because of some ridiculous Washington standoff. The House needs to pass a short term version of this compromise. And then we should negotiate an agreement as quickly as possible to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance for the rest of 2012. Source: LYBIO.net
Itâ€™s the right thing to do for the economy. And most importantly the right thing to do for American families all across the country. This is not my view. Just a few hours ago, this is exactly what the Republican leader of the Senate said we should do. Democrats agree with the Republican leader of the Senate. We should go ahead and get this done. This should not be hard. We all agree it should happen. I believe itâ€™s going to happen sooner or later. Why not make it sooner rather than later? Letâ€™s give the American people, the people who sent us here, the kind of leadership they deserve. Thank you, everybody.
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