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The July 2016 Jobs Report (Why Turn The Economy Over To The GOP?)

In 255K Jobs in July, Democrats and The Economy, President Obama, The July 2016 Jobs Report, THE US Economy on August 6, 2016 at 8:15 PM

After the General elections in November 2008, conservatives and their politicians set about adopting a mindset of future resistance to the newly elect (President-elect) Barack Obama. The President-elect was simply too much take in a national of intolerance for all things socially diverse, he was a Democrat and (heaven forbid) the man was a black man born to a Kenyan father and white American mother. Yes, the President Elect was without question “The Other.”
Resistance to The Other would take on unprecedented form with one example which can not be found any place in US History. Seventeen Republicans meet at a Washington DC restaurant to literally plot and commit to total obstruction of a nation.


 They met during a time when George W. Bush and GOP policy left a nation on the brink of economic collapse while shedding as many as 450K to 800K jobs per month. I could never understand how media avoided analogous acts by others who worked over the centuries to undercut our national sovereignty and national well-being.


The cabal and the GOP fought hard to obstruct. Within months the Obama economic team preceded to expend resources from the Stimulus, and the results showed within weeks.

If that graphic didn’t work for you, the chart that follows offers a red dot trend indicator. 
Notice the meme that follows includes the year 2008. Obama wasn’t inaugurated until January 20, 2009. Yet, obstruction started immediately after John McCain and his running mate conceded the General Election lose. 

The July 2016 jobs report shows the Obama economy is moving well beyond healing. 

As the July report moves into information archives, we are going to send our archive contribution along with a few pieces of data to our contribution to the archive. 
CNN MONEY

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The image bellow includes a few significant economic indicators.  




Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment:

+255,000(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees:
+$0.08(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees:
+0.1(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataPercent change in Total Private Aggregate Weekly Hours for All Employees:
+0.5%(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Manufacturing Average Weekly Hours for All Employees:
unchanged in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Manufacturing Average Weekly Overtime for All Employees:
+0.1(p) in Jul 2016Historical DataChange in Total Private Real Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees:
-$0.02(p) in Jun 2016

Historical Data


The Right, especially GOP operatives/pundits often speak of our grow in low paying jobs. GOP talking point strategy includes such misinformation despite data of wage growth and past months reports indicating increases in higher paying jobs.

White House dot gov has a jobs report page which includes five key points regarding the July report. I have excerpted the first two points below. The remaining three points can be easily located at the  White House Blog (White House dot gov).
July Jobs Report (Excerpt)
The economy added 255,000 jobs in July, as the unemployment rate held steady and labor force participation rose, and wage growth picked up.
The economy added 255,000 jobs in July following robust job growth in June, as the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent and labor force participation rose. U.S. businesses have now added 15.0 million jobs since private-sector job growth turned positive in early 2010, and the longest streak of total job growth on record continued in July. So far in 2016, job growth has averaged a solid 186,000 jobs a month, well above the pace needed to maintain a low and stable unemployment rate, and nominal hourly earnings for private employees have increased at an annual rate of nearly 3 percent so far in 2016, much faster than the pace of inflation. Nevertheless, more work remains to sustain faster wage growth and to ensure that the benefits of the recovery are broadly shared, including investing in infrastructure, implementing the high-standards Trans-Pacific Partnership, raising the minimum wage, and guaranteeing access to paid parental leave.

FIVE KEY POINTS ON THE LABOR MARKET IN JULY 2016

1. U.S. businesses have now added 15.0 million jobs since private-sector job growth turned positive in early 2010. Today, we learned that private employment rose by 217,000 jobs in July, following a similarly robust gain of 259,000 jobs in June. Total nonfarm employment rose by 255,000 jobs in July, above the pace of recent months and substantially higher than the pace of about 80,000 jobs per month that CEA estimates is necessary to maintain a low and stable unemployment rate given the impact of demographic trends on labor force participation. Total job growth for May and June was revised up by a combined 18,000 jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent in July, and the labor force participation rate ticked up to 62.8 percent—the same rate as in October 2013 despite the aging of the U.S. population putting downward pressure on the participation rate. So far in 2016, nominal earnings for private-sector workers have increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent, and wage growth over the past year is tied for the fastest twelve-month pace since the start of the recovery.

Private-Sector Payroll Employment

2. Nominal hourly earnings for private-sector workers have risen at an annual rate of 2.9 percent so far in 2016, well above the pace of inflation. Over the past twelve months, nominal hourly earnings for all private-sector workers have increased 2.6 percent, while consumer prices have risen just 1.0 percent over the past year (through June, the most recent data available). As the chart below shows, nominal hourly earnings have grown faster than consumer prices each year since 2012, translating into real wage gains for American workers. While nominal wage growth has been faster so far in 2016 than in 2015, consumer price inflation has picked up slightly as energy prices have moderated somewhat after falling sharply in 2014 and 2015. Nevertheless, real wage growth—a key component of rising living standards—has broadly picked up over the last three years as the recovery in the U.S. labor market has strengthened.

Hourly Earnings Growth and Consumer Price Inflation

According to all cable news hosts, the US economy is a critical issue for voters as we approach the fall General elections.  We hope voters are seeking data regarding the US economy and avoiding total acceptance of talking head (naysayers) hosts and pundits from CNN and Fox News. 

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President Obama ….Enough of GOP Silliness and Coded Language

In Donald Trump GOP Leader Donald Trump, GOP 2016, GOP Code, President Obama, Trumpism, Your GOP on June 14, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Well, the GOP conservative America and The new GOP leader Trump asked for it……

GOP leader, Donald Trump, again on yesterday speak about President Obama’s reticence in labelling terrorist groups “radical Islamicists.”  

Trump and Fox News Wants “Radical Islamic Terrorists” as strategy

http://content.jwplatform.com/players/Qdt20bsc-F6KYzWLn.html

For me, it is impossible to avoid the quest for such phraseology as a form of racial code.  As a minimum, the desire for such language is a manifestation of bigotry well beyond any form of logic.  

Yesterday, Trump spent customary parts of his day sitting and playing on Twitter.  The Intercept published a piece which includes Trump’s insinuation of Obama complicity in terrorism.

“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump told Fox News early Monday. “There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on. … He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands — it’s one or the other and either one is unacceptable.”
It’s an extraordinary insinuation. But it’s also the logical extension of the particularly virulent anti-Muslim rhetoric Trump has employed throughout the campaign. Trump’s rhetoric is not simply anti-Muslim; it has its roots in far-right conspiracy theories that hold that Islam itself is an enemy of the United States — and has tentacles at every level of our government.
Trump has elevated those views to the forefront of his campaign to the White House, but he has been a megaphone for them for years.
As far back as 2011, Trump took to Twitter to complain directly to Obama that he had “abandoned Israel” and “engaged the Muslim Brotherhood,” the Islamist Egyptian political party.


@BarackObama You have abandoned Israel and engaged the Muslim Brotherhood, and even the Arab world does not like it

He then blamed Obama for promoting the Arab Spring and began to refer to the Muslim Brotherhood as the president’s “allies”:
The Muslim Brotherhood, @BarackObama‘s allies in Egypt, will cancel the Camp David Agreement. 

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 What a disaster!
Following the mass shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, Trump deemed Obama’s classification of the killings as “workplace violence” as a defense of “radical Islam”:
Why does @BarackObama continue to defend radical Islam? He is calling the Ft. Hood massacre “workplace violence.”
By February 2012, this had morphed into Trump outright claiming that Obama “loves radical Islam”:
@BarackObama‘s budget funds the “Arab Spring” with $800B and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt $1.3B in military aid. He loves radical Islam.
Two months later, Trump responded to Obama meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood-led Egyptian government by proclaiming that the president’s “friends are enemies of the US and @Israel.”
The WH should not have hosted the Muslim Brotherhood.@BarackObama‘s friends are enemies of the US and @Israel. The Islamist winter is here.

In the spring of that year, Trump began a crusade to seek Obama’s birth certificate, with the clear implication that the president wasn’t born in the United States (and presumably isn’t Christian, either).

President Obama apparently heard enough. Trump is the nascent leader of a major US political party. He leads a party that seems all consumed with bigotry and in many cases outright racism all bundled in the familiar cloak of white nationalism. What should the rest of the world think of the US as an international leader?

President Obama has had enough!

http://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/705331779797

Trump’s current and future leadership of the GOP will be the death knell of a party so consumed with regressive ideology and bigotry, it cannot help but explode into seething hate-filled fragments.

April Jobs Report, Unemployment, OffShore Tax Shelters, President Obama

In April Jobs Report, http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post, Market Watch, offshore tax shelters, President Obama, White House dot gov. on May 6, 2016 at 12:12 PM

During the morning April Jobs address, President Obama pivoted away from what some are calling a moderate jobs report to an issue that has escaped my ability to apply time and effort understanding. The president addressed corporations and individuals who are escaping paying US taxes via various forms of financial enterprising in overseas tax shelters.  

After a quick peep at yet another month of jobs growth, I have posted the White House website piece regarding the recent revelations via the “Panama Papers.”

Market Watch 

White House dot gov

Summary: 
The Obama administration just took a series of important steps to combat money laundering, corruption, and tax evasion.

Linked five-minute segment of the 26-minute address and Q & A.


 http://go.wh.gov/yb6Qvo   http://snpy.tv/1XcCTQS


In recent weeks,  you may have heard people talking about the “Panama Papers”— millions of reportedly leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm that have shed light into an illicit world of offshore anonymous shell companies. For too long, corrupt officials, tax cheats, and other criminals have used these kinds of shady practices to hide assets, engage in money laundering, or avoid taxes in their home countries

Since taking office, President Obama has been working to address corrupt practices that undermine our international financial system and enhance the transparency needed to ensure that everyone – including the wealthiest few – pay the taxes they owe.

Today, his Administration took another set of important steps to combat money laundering, corruption, and tax evasion. Here are a few answers to some questions Americans may have about this issue:

What did the Panama Papers reveal exactly? 

The Panama Papers appear to show that people around the globe have been using anonymous, offshore shell companies and other entities in order to hide their business and assets from authorities. Some bad actors – like drug cartels, terrorist cells, or some wealthy individuals – have used shell companies and offshore accounts to evade taxes, launder money, or finance terrorist activity.  

What is a shell company and how does it work? 

A shell company is a company with anonymous or hidden ownership.
Establishing companies like this is actually a normal practice around the world. In fact, the regulations for registering a company in most countries enable it. Shell companies are empty fronts that can hold assets, wire money, and open bank accounts like any company without revealing the name of their actual owners who benefit from the shell company’s legal or illegal transactions. For instance, developers can use a shell company for legal reasons, like purchasing real estate to thwart speculative price gouging. And that’s perfectly legal.
However, shell companies can also be used to launder money, evade taxes, facilitate corruption, or finance terrorism.    
The owner of a shell company is known as a “beneficial owner,” and by using shell companies, the beneficial owner can control the shell company’s transactions without revealing his or her identity. That often means that beneficial owners can often conduct illegal activities without financial authorities and law enforcement being able to detect those activities or the people behind them. 

What do today’s actions do to help address this kind of financial abuse? 

Today, the Treasury Department took several steps to increase transparency and disclosure requirements.
First, the Treasury Department finalized its “customer due diligence” rule, which requires financial institutions – such as banks , mutual funds, and other financial institutions – to find out and verify who actually owns and profits from the companies that make use of their services, i.e, the “beneficial owner.” Under this rule, if an entity (like a shell company) opens an account at a financial institution, that institution will be required to identify and verify the real people actually behind that entity. And law enforcement can then seek out that information from those institutions.
By requiring disclosure of beneficial ownership information, we will increase financial transparency and give financial institutions and law enforcement the ability to identify the assets and accounts of criminals and national security threats.
Now, while the beneficial owners of shell companies often exploit weak rules in offshore tax havens, gaps also exist in U.S. tax rules that foreigners can currently exploit to set up and hide their assets or financial activity in an anonymous shell company in the United States.
So the second step Treasury took today is to propose a rule that would plug this gap by requiring certain foreign-owned companies to obtain a tax identification number from the IRS, thereby requiring these entities to report ownership and transaction information to the IRS.
Taken together, these steps go a long way in helping to combat money laundering and tax evasion, but additional tools are needed to promote transparency and strengthen law enforcement. And only Congress can help on that front. 

What role does Congress have to play to combat illegal financial activity? 

The truth is that bad actors will continue to seek new ways to exploit the financial system for illicit purposes – be it financing terrorism, laundering proceeds from illegal activity such as corruption, evading international sanctions, or evading taxes – and the Administration cannot address these actions through executive steps alone. 
That is why President Obama is calling on Congress to take four critical actions to strengthen what the U.S. can do: 
1. Pass legislation to require “beneficial ownership” transparency: On behalf of the Administration, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is sending a new legislative proposal to Congress that would require all companies formed in the U.S. report information about their beneficial owners to the Department of the Treasury. That step would make information about beneficial owners readily available to law enforcement.
2. Pass legislation to give law enforcement better anti-corruption tools: We are also seeking legislation to advance our ability to fight corruption both here in the United States and abroad. The new legislative proposals would enhance the ability of our law enforcement officials to obtain information from domestic and foreign banks so they can investigate and prosecute money laundering. This will also allow the Justice Department to prosecute money laundering linked to a broader set of crimes, including ones that involve corrupt public officials.
3. Approve eight tax treaties:  Eight tax treaties have been awaiting Senate approval for several years. Without those treaties, U.S. officials don’t have a complete set of tools to fully investigate and crack down on tax evasion by Americans with offshore accounts, including secret Swiss bank accounts.
4. Strengthen existing law to improve reciprocal transparency: In 2010, President Obama signed legislation that established the global standard for financial reporting by requiring foreign financial institutions to automatically report to the IRS information about financial accounts held by U.S. persons. But right now, the U.S. doesn’t provide the same information to its partners under this law that they provide to the United States. Congress can strengthen this law by requiring U.S. financial institutions to provide that information to our partners.  

Are these the first steps President Obama has taken to strengthen financial transparency and to address corruption and money laundering around the globe? 

Actually, no. President Obama has been focused on this issue since he took office, and today’s steps build on the progress this Administration has made to combat tax evasion, corruption, and illicit finance. 
From pushing for and passing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act to cracking down on offshore tax evasion through criminal investigations and prosecutions, the President and his Administration have taken important steps on many fronts that have helped increase transparency in the international financial system and both prevent and punish financial corruption. 
Here’s a look at the results of the Administration’s efforts, by the numbers. 
Under President Obama:  
  • The Department of Justice has charged more than 100 U.S. accountholders that evaded U.S. tax laws using hidden offshore accounts, and nearly 50 individuals who assisted them.
  • Due to aggressive law enforcement actions, 80 Swiss banks have admitted to engaging in criminal conduct and paid more than $1.3 billion in penalties.
  • Under threat of prosecution, more than 54,000 individuals have come forward to disclose their offshore accounts, paying more than $8 billion in tax, penalties, and interest.
  • Under a law the President signed in 2010, more than 150,000 foreign financial institutions have agreed to report information to the U.S., in an effort to ensure that tax cheats cannot hide assets offshore. 
There’s a lot more to digest here, so if you’re looking for a deep dive, see what the Treasury Department and the Department of Justice have to say about today’s announcement. And check out what Secretary Jack Lew said to Members of Congress today about next steps.

Obama’s Developing Legacy

In 44th President of the United States, Obama's Legacy, President Obama on April 10, 2016 at 8:45 PM


Imagine the nation’s 44th President serving eight full years we hadn’t suffered through the eight previous years of George W. Bush. Imagine a United States without the economic death of Trickle-down/supply side economics, and without a sub-prime bubble burst. How about the United States without a 43rd President,George W. Bush and his phony wars? Let’s take Bush a step further. Imagine the US economy without Bush’s wars and his ill-advised tax cuts.

Moreover, imagine the United States without George W. Bush and the reality of incompetent GOP economic policy and practice. 



Doesn’t our musical history include a beautiful and poignant rendition of a song called Imagine?


Crookd and Liars on the OBama Legacy

Obama’s Legacy: A Great Man & Good President In Bad Times


There have been times over the last seven years when the hope-and-change mantra that propelled Barack Hussein Obama to the presidency seemed like a cruel fiction. Yet despite taking the reins of a war-weary nation in the midst of an economic calamity and having to endure the unrelenting enmity of an obdurate opposition party, Obama has…

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Fox News’s Obama As "Divider’ Is Intellectually Insulting

In "Why Is Obama Such A Divider?", Brit Hime, Divider, Fox New's Chris Wallace, http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post, President Obama on September 14, 2015 at 12:46 PM

If you feel the president should have simply handed all governance over to the GOP and if you are a person who hate him solely based on his race.

Over the weekend Fox New’s Chris Wallace broadcast a show obviously developed by Fox News management with a goal of feeding its viewers unadulterated propaganda regarding the nation’s 44th President. Wallace sat with known and committed Obama hater, Brit Hume, for a few minutes of intellectually insulting garbage. The apparent theme of the Sunday morning show seemed as if it was crafted to slam President Obama with mis-representation of the man (person) as a “Divider.” We will address the point of the segment below.

Recall the word divider: Why Is Obama Such A Divider?Obama as “divider!” 

President Obama took office on January 20, 2009. I doubt there exist a person in the United States who can effectively and successfully argue President Obama approached his inauguration with national divisiveness as a mission (or even a prospect). We say ‘”Au contraire”! Conservative claims of “Obama as a divider”, is no more than political maneuvering and an attempt to place an unacceptable stamp on the election of the nation’s first African-American President. A point driven home by the actions of a group of GOP politicians and operatives, on the very evening of President Obama’s inauguration.

Lawmakers

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)


Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)


Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R)


Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R)


Sen. John Ensign (NV-R)
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA)

Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R)

Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R)

Non-lawmakers present:

Newt Gingrich – Former GOP Speaker

Fred Barnes, Journalist 

Frank Luntz – GOP Strategist

A veritable cabal of GOP “Obstruction.”

Numerous media have reported Gingrich’s remarks at meeting adjournment.

“You will remember this day. You’ll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown.”

The seeds were sown for what, you might have asked. If you could not find the meaning behind Gingrich’s remarks, you are a person who rides the tides of susceptible to GOP political manipulation. The essence of his remarks manifest as such with moths of the meeting.

“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Mitch McConnell (then GOP Senate Minority Leader)

The agreed upon plan was for the entire Republican electorate to unilaterally oppose, delay, and reject, everything proposed by the President, regardless of the consequences to the country they were elected to serve and the people they were elected to represent.

The segment is a MSNBC Politics Nation clip of Al Sharpton with guest Newt Gingrich. I a posting the clip with particular interest in the first 3:00 minutes of the air-time. While the clip runs a full six minutes, I respect your available viewing time and only ask that you watch the first few minutes. Basically, Newt Gingrich in an effort to sell his most recent book (at at time), admitted to a meeting of 13 plus Republican members of Congress and at least two GOP operatives (Gingrich a prime example).

https://youtu.be/yd0fVf5CsCc

Any news segment broadcast on any network with a central theme of Obama as a “divider” is utter poppycock and laden with propaganda for its viewers. If we revisit the most basic of foundations for conducting business, Fox News broadcast of this past Sunday Morning was clearly giving the customer (viewers) what they want.  

As I watched the video embed in the following Crooks & Liars piece, my mind went straight to the current political success in conservative America and one who is giving the customer what they want: the carnival barker Donald Trump.

Chris Wallace: Why Is Obama Such A Divider?

We could rightly entitle this show “Fox News concern-trolls Democrats to distract from Republican obstructionism.” I might have let this segment pass, but it’s much too evil to allow it to stand unchallenged. Watch Chris Wallace take Republican obstruction and turn it into Obama’s fault. WALLACE: All right. Meanwhile, President Obama, as a result of all…

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President Obama Tangible and Major Accomplishments Now At 308

In 308 Accomplishments, Milt Shook, Obama Legacy, President Obama on September 8, 2015 at 5:40 PM

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He’s Done a LOT! 308 Accomplishments by President Obama so far, With Citations

Many have done nothing but complain since the day President Obama was inaugurated in 2009. Basically, they scream because he’s not perfect, and sound like petulant children; adults don’t expect perfection. But when they claim he’s no progressive, well, that’s just an outright lie. What do these folks think “progressive” means? The root word is “progress,”…

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Obama Good For The Nation? The Question Is Rhetorical

In Allen Clifton, FORWARD PROGRESSIVES, President Obama on September 1, 2015 at 9:21 AM

…the actual answer will come after President Obama leaves office.

4 Charts That Prove Just How Successful President Obama Has Been

It’s no secret that Republican rhetoric is built on misinformation and lies. While all politicians embellish the truth or lie every now and then (even President Obama), conservatives take it to a whole other level. With Republicans, it really is more like cult-like propaganda than normal, every day political rhetoric. It’s become so bad that indisputable…


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GOP Candidate Pastor Evokes Holocaust "Ovens", A President Responds

In 'To The Door Of The Oven', http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post, Israelis, President Obama on July 27, 2015 at 10:33 AM


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A political candidate goes to the gutter. He dips even lower than Donald Trump and he is supposed to be a pastor.

If Conservatives do not speakout about the disgust from their politicians, our nation suffers.

Don’t leave the post until the full after the Obama response.
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Crooks & Liars

Huckabee On Iran Nuclear Deal: Obama Marching Israelis ‘To The Door Of The Oven’

Here goes Mike Huckabee with the Hitler analogies again. He must be down in the polls if he’s running to Breitbart and saying things like this to get attention: Huckabee: Obama marching Israelis ‘to the door of the oven’: Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee blasted President Barack Obama on Saturday over the…

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President Obama Reacts To Huckabee Comments On Iran Deal

It really is disgraceful that Republicans feel free to say any damned un-American, undermining, fabricated piece of insanity they think will help them politically, and our media acts like it’s normal. Via Morning Joe: Speaking from Africa, President Barack Obama knocked two Republican presidential candidates in one brief comment. Obama scolded GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee…

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Mika Brzezinski calls it as it is…..

https://youtu.be/dPtsELEVCZo

Jon Stewart Interviews President Obama "One Last Time"

In "One Last Time.", Jon Stewart, President Obama, The Daily Show on July 22, 2015 at 8:43 AM


Yesterday July 21, 2015, President Obama sat with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart on “One Last Time.”  Stewart is leaving The Daily Show next month and Obama leaves the White Office just over a year later. The interview is not typical Stewart fare, but it offers bits of humor just enough to entertain his humor seeking audience viewers. The segment, however, is more important a historic set of minutes with a president who has broken the mold of past US presidents.

If you are looking for words to accompany the segments, look no farther, there are no words from the TPI. Stewart and President Obama “did it well.”

Comedy Central Video segments Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

Barack Obama Pt. 1 Barack Obama http://on.cc.com/1Oly4Os


The "Dark Side" Losses Again. SCOTUS Rejects ACA Lawsuit

In "Patient Centric?", ACA, President Obama on June 25, 2015 at 8:15 PM


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U.S. Supreme Court members Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. The six Justices pictured voted to preserve a key component of the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Conservative judicial activists and dark side purveyors of Right wing ideology! And shall go unnamed.
SCOTUS does the right thing in ruling for the good of the nation and on the side of millions of Americans who now have some degree of medical coverage, and President Obama exits left after “dropping the mic.”


https://youtu.be/heWEWlY-z6A

“Today is a victory for hardworking Americans all across this country whose lives will continue to become more secure in a changing economy because of this law.”  —President Obama on today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding a critical part of the Affordable Care Act: http://go.wh.gov/vV1uUX #ACAWorks
Posted by The White House on Thursday, June 25, 2015
Is there any wonder the GOP had no plan to replace the ACA beyond their now famous matra “patient centric” plan?

22 States Aren't Expanding Medicaid

Did the GOP say “Patient Centric?”

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