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President Obama Discusses Reform In Shaker Height, Ohio

President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting  in Shaker Heights, Ohio this afternoon.  Obama started off by saying that his only concern is the people who sent him to Washington. Obama reiterated that change is the cause of his presidency. Obama said his programs has helped to stave off any deeper losses in the economy and in job losses. He warned that it took us years to get into this mess and even more years to get out.  President Obama said “Full recovery can’t come soon enough”.  He said we will need to address fundamental problems that led to this economic situation we are in.

Obama said reform is not just about the  nearly 46 million Americans without Health Insurance. He reiterated that reform is about giving  all Americans more options and keeping Insurance companies out of the debate about your own treatment and coverage. He said no American,never again,  will have to worry about being denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions under the new plan.  He took a dig at Republicans who got us in this mess and point figures at me and saying I am not about fiscal responsibility. They are the ones who got us into this mess by being  irresponsible    in prudent fiscal actions. President Obama ask that congress and senate are working constantly in getting a bill passed. Obama said he will not accept a delay simply because they are afraid of a vote.  Obama said we can’t be afraid to change a system that we no is broken.

He said we got to cut the things we don’t need in order to fix health care.  Obama vows not to sign a health care bills that increase the deficit.  Here are some of the things that Health Care Reform will change.

1.) Use dollars that we are currently spending more wisely than we are currently spending.

2.)President Obama says the proposal will close half of the  ceiling ( donut hole) in Medicare Part D. Many seniors reach the senior and they have to pay the difference. Obama pledged to close the donut hole.

3.) Ideas on the table would be to keep children on their parents insurance until that are 25 years of age. The limit currently is 23 years of age.

4.) Obama says the program will be paid for and not add to the deficit.

5.) Without reform companies will continue to not give raises the employers.

6.) Anyone who does not have health Insurance is able to choose from the plans on the insurance exchange plan and buy that plan at an affordable price. Including those with a pre-existing condition.

7.) There will be reinburement and incentive for prevention and wellness.

8.) The bottom line to pass Health Care reform will be done by the fall.

9.) Some changes will take effect immediate, prescription drug reform, pre-existent condition cause will be eliminated.

10.) Get more quality for less cost.

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Law Makers Should Impose Sanctions On AIG For Bonuses

My feeling are mixed on President Obama call to lawmakers to not govern in anger, by imposing taxes on  AIG bonuses.  I believe that congress in this instance is acting appropriately. Perhaps the President knows something that we don’t know. But on the face of it, it is wrong for executives to take government money and pay bonuses from it , especially at a time when when are economy is facing  problem, people are losing their jobs, and many are unemployed.

Some sanctions need to be applied to these execuitve to deter future activity and governement in Washginton should be more responsible. Mainly reading the language in bills that they pass. To make sure unwanted clause are not included in the bills. We will neer know  who was responsible for placing this clause in the legislation or who turn their head to let it pass. That is the trouble with Washington too much secrecy and too much behind the scene deal making.

President Obama Said to Tap Kansas Governor As Secretary of Health and Human Services

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius , is President Obama’s  choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Obama will mke a former announcement next week on the choice, according to a White House Sources who not authorized to speak on the record. Sebelius a former insurance commissioner and long time friend of  Obama is no stranger to health  care reform.  She is an advocate for the the consumer and has been know to fight long and hard for the consumer.

President Obama move to pick Sebeius is  one that will strenght the foundation of his fight to brings someone well versed on the subsject of insurance and health care; equipped to handle the tough questions and touch issues that arise form the many susbets of the Health car issue. Sebelius is bright, a fearless advocate and will bring must knowledge to the table  in Obama fight to overhaul healthcare and the reform  that is needed in that area.

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President Obama Message On Signing The Stimulus Bill

Today, I signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law.

This is a historic step — the first of many as we work together to climb out of this crisis — and I want to thank you for your resolve and your support.

You organized thousands of house meetings. You shared your ideas and personal stories. And you informed your friends and neighbors about the need for immediate action. You continue to be a powerful voice for change throughout the country.

The recovery plan will create or save 3.5 million jobs, provide tax cuts for working and middle-class families, and invest in health care and clean energy.

It’s a bold plan to address a huge problem, and it will require my vigilance and yours to make sure it’s done right.

I’ve assigned a team of managers to oversee the implementation of the recovery act. We are committed to making sure no dollar is wasted. But accountability begins with you.

That’s why my administration has created Recovery.gov, a new website where citizens can track every dollar spent and every job created. We’ll invite you and your neighbors to weigh in with comments and questions.

Our progress will also be measured by the tens of thousands of personal stories submitted by people who are struggling to make ends meet. If you haven’t already, you can read stories from families all across the country:

http://my.barackobama.com/yourstories

Your stories are the heart of this recovery plan, and that’s what I’ll focus on every day as President.

With your continued support, we’ll emerge a stronger and more prosperous nation.

Republicans Are Holding Up Progress

Republicans continue to be Republicans. You know, same old story, no taxes, less spending. They never care about people who are struggling, who have been laid off, no job. Perhaps Republican don’t know what it means to be laid off. They don’t   know what it means to be in danger of losing their house. They don’t know what it means to be targeted to lose their jobs, because they can always go to somewhere else and get another job.

The America people have spoken. They want the stimulus plan. Republicans as usual stand in the way of progress.  Republicans got us into this mess, now they are holding up progress.

Why We Need A Stimulus Plan

Last night, President Obama recorded a series of national network and cable news interviews about the urgent need for an economic recovery plan.

Watch the video and share it with your friends and family:

President Obama discussed why we need an immediate effort to create millions of jobs while investing in long-term challenges like energy and health care.

He called for swift investment in job creation while continuing to assist those who are out of work, without health insurance, or in danger of losing their homes.

The Economic Recovery plan passed the House of Representatives, and the Senate is preparing to vote on it very soon. The final version can and will be improved. But the President’s core plan will positively affect families and communities all across the country.

You can help make sure the American people have all the facts so they can support this crucial effort to boost our struggling economy.

The President is leading. Help is on the way.

Lend your voice by sharing this video with everyone you know. Then sign up to join thousands of people across the country who are organizing Economic Recovery House Meetings this weekend:

http://my.barackobama.com/recoveryplan

Thank you for staying involved,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

Stimulus Package Explained Via Community Meetings

The economic crisis is growing more serious every day, and the time for action has come.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act, which will jumpstart our economy and put more
than 3 million people back to work.

I hope to sign the recovery plan into law in the next few weeks. But I need your help to spread the word and build support.

It’s not enough for this bill to simply pass Congress. Americans need
to know how it will affect their lives — they need to know that help
is on the way and that this administration is investing in economic
growth and stability.

Governor Tim Kaine has agreed to record a video outlining the recovery
plan and answering questions about what it means for your community.
You can submit your questions online and then invite your friends,
family, and neighbors to watch the video with you at an Economic
Recovery House Meeting.

Join thousands of people across the country by hosting or attending an Economic Recovery House Meeting this weekend.

The stakes are too high to allow partisan politics to get in the way.

That’s why I’ve consulted with Republicans as well as Democrats to put together a plan that will address the crisis we face.

I’ve also taken steps to ensure an unprecedented level of transparency
and accountability. Once it’s passed, you will be able to see how every
penny in this plan is being spent.

You can help restore confidence in our economy by making sure your
friends, family, and neighbors understand how the recovery plan will
impact your community.

Sign up to host or attend an Economic Recovery House Meeting and submit your question for the video now:

http://my.barackobama.com/recovery

Our ability to come together as a nation in difficult times has never been more important.

I know I can rely on your spirit and resolve as we lead our country to recovery.

Thank you,

P.S. — If you can’t host or attend an Economic Recovery House Meeting,
you can still submit your questions for Governor Kaine and then share
the video with your friends and family this weekend. Learn more here:

http://my.barackobama.com/recovery