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Obama announces initiatives for middle class
ap ^ | 1/25/10 | Julie Pace

Posted on 01/25/2010 9:23:00 AM PST by Nachum

Obama announces economic aid for struggling middle class families

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is offering new ideas meant to help struggling people pay bills and care for their families, aiming to help a middle-class he says has been "under assault for a long time."

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden outlined a series of proposals that will be in Obama's budget next month.

They include a doubling of the child care tax credit for families earning under $85,000, a program to cap student loan payments for people carrying a big college debt burden and aid for families taking care of elderly relatives. The president on Monday spoke to members of the task force, led by Biden, that he appointed to help the middle class. Obama is ensure those in economic distress that he hears them.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: class; initiatives; middle; obama
No middle class tax cut............ check

No additional tax credit per child..check

No tax breaks for small business....check

1 posted on 01/25/2010 9:23:02 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 01/25/2010 9:23:37 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Are his lips moving? He is lying.


3 posted on 01/25/2010 9:24:28 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Nachum

The best “initiative” for the middle class would be to stop hamstringing the free market. Not running around with band-aids and handouts.


4 posted on 01/25/2010 9:25:28 AM PST by Sax
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To: Nachum
Nothing that puts jobs first and money in people's wallets.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

5 posted on 01/25/2010 9:25:28 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Nachum

“Stand By Your Plan Man (Musical parody 4 Obama, Pelosi, Reid healthcare etc) Apologies Tammy Wynette”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7qfnsFxN4s


6 posted on 01/25/2010 9:26:02 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Nachum
...aiming to help a middle-class he says has been "under assault for a long time."

Under massive assault for a long time by Obama/Reid/Pelosi.

7 posted on 01/25/2010 9:26:50 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Nachum

I am guessing this is just more Obama Well fare....he doesn’t believe in self reliance....keeps taking away your rights by interfering in private businesses...Government over all! Obama is a lying jerk!


8 posted on 01/25/2010 9:26:55 AM PST by yoe (No American rights for terrorists or illegal aliens!!)
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To: Nachum
a program to cap student loan payments for people carrying a big college debt burden

He ties the maximum payment to the loan receipients wages, so an art history major might never have to use a penny of his McDonald's pay for student loans. Sucks to be you if you were chump enough to get a degree in science, engineering or medicine and have to pay for your full student loan plus increased taxes under Obama.

9 posted on 01/25/2010 9:27:39 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Gore is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. He rides an icy horse bringing cold wherever he goes.)
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To: Nachum

Jobs will help the middle class.

And this aint it.


10 posted on 01/25/2010 9:28:01 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Nachum

Dear God, he was on the TV again! Does he never shut up?


11 posted on 01/25/2010 9:28:03 AM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: Nachum

These people are clueless about what is “middle class”
Tell me meShell obama doesn’t spend 85K a year on clothes
I remember when she spurned the Bush $600 tax cut as not good enough to buy a pair of earrings


12 posted on 01/25/2010 9:28:52 AM PST by silverleaf (In college George Bush got C's - Obama probably failed "lunch")
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To: KarlInOhio

“a program to cap student loan payments for people carrying a big college debt burden”

Yeah. Hate those banks!

Where do these people get their money from after Obama destroys our banking system?

What a putz this guy is.


13 posted on 01/25/2010 9:31:35 AM PST by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: Nachum

It seems like he is doubling the child credit. That is sort of a tax cut.


14 posted on 01/25/2010 9:31:49 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

I don’t believe so. It is a “child care” tax credit. I don’t think it is a credit per child, but a credit for the cost of child care.


15 posted on 01/25/2010 9:34:53 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

He’s full of it. All of it.


16 posted on 01/25/2010 9:35:11 AM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: Nachum

17 posted on 01/25/2010 9:36:10 AM PST by MichaelAsher54
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To: napscoordinator
It seems like he is doubling the child credit. That is sort of a tax cut.

The article mentioned doubling the child care tax credit. So it is good if you have your child raised in a government approved warehouse while going to work to be able to pay your taxes. Staying at home with the children to raise them in a loving home? Disapproved!

18 posted on 01/25/2010 9:38:07 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Gore is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. He rides an icy horse bringing cold wherever he goes.)
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To: Nachum
Headline:

Knee-capping Thug To Offer Stolen Crutches to Victims


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 01/25/2010 9:39:47 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Sax

All joking aside, what sort of pathology leads one to conclude that the best solution for temporary middle class woes is to create more government dependents?


20 posted on 01/25/2010 9:45:51 AM PST by relictele
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To: Nachum

ROTFLOL Sure snort.


21 posted on 01/25/2010 9:46:02 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: KarlInOhio

lol. I guess you are right.


22 posted on 01/25/2010 9:46:27 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Nachum

yet again, people who don’t have kids at home any more get screwed.


23 posted on 01/25/2010 9:50:26 AM PST by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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To: Nachum

Capping student loan repayments - so I can get an expensive yet worthless degree from a pretigious institution, followed by a twiddle-my-thumbs job that pays $30K a year, limiting my loan payback to $3K/yr, while someone else who actually becomes a producer in the economy has to pay back potentially a 5-figure sum each year? Thanks so much.


24 posted on 01/25/2010 9:56:53 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: Nachum
GET OUT OF OUR WAY!

Government intervention at every level is the CAUSE of our problems, not the solution.

25 posted on 01/25/2010 9:58:55 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Liberal Massachussetts says: "FUBO!")
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To: visualops
yet again, people who don’t have kids at home any more get screwed.

Not true. Families get screwed too. If you have three kids who are not causing a "day care' expense, you now lose the Bush tax credit for kids and have no other additional child credits.

26 posted on 01/25/2010 10:02:27 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: relictele
All joking aside, what sort of pathology leads one to conclude that the best solution for temporary middle class woes is to create more government dependents?

It's because they are not looking for the best solution for middle class woes. That's just the lip service. They are pushing a much larger societal overhaul based on a faulty premise.

27 posted on 01/25/2010 10:09:48 AM PST by Sax
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To: Nachum

Just trying to expand the entitlement class that he hopes will vote Democrat.

Anyway, “middle class” is typically Democrat-speak for “union.”


28 posted on 01/25/2010 10:21:44 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Nachum

Problem with the child tax credit is it isn’t available to couples making more than 85K. Where I live (Northern Virginia), practically any professional-class federal employee makes more than 100K, so we haven’t been able to make use of this credit, ever. Even if they doubled the income limit, we’d still be excluded.

I think they should make the income cap something like 250K.


29 posted on 01/25/2010 10:33:55 AM PST by Poundstone
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To: Nachum
Notice the tinkering with children and eduation issues.

NOTHING for business to make the economy grow. Zip.

30 posted on 01/25/2010 10:40:46 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: Nachum

IOW this is the “Joe the Plumber” TAX!

Obama seeks to punish the brown voters.


31 posted on 01/25/2010 10:42:12 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GnuHere

These are the same people who make “women’s studies” part of working in personel in corporations.

Worthless degrees are there to have work for worthless professors.


32 posted on 01/25/2010 10:53:41 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Nachum

Well since not a single thing effects me I guess that means when the Bush tax cuts expire I pay more just like always while those who get child care credits I end up paying for?


33 posted on 01/25/2010 10:54:25 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: napscoordinator

why not quadruple the tax credit?

Saddly all I see is republican country clubbers blowing yet another opportunity.


34 posted on 01/25/2010 10:58:32 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Nachum; All

Thank goodness I’m LOWER middle class as far as income goes. (Well, TAXABLE income anyway, LOL!)

Don’t do me or my family any FAVORS, Bammy! In fact, leave us the h3ll alone! Better yet, just LEAVE.

The State of the Union is going to be delicious. It’s going to be fun watching him polish this t*rd of an economy, LOL!

What’s the ‘key phrase’ this time around for taking a shot? ;)


35 posted on 01/25/2010 5:31:55 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: combat_boots

Very cute! :)


36 posted on 01/25/2010 5:32:42 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: silverleaf

Hey, remember when Michelle Obama sneered at the $600 rebate checks?
By Michelle Malkin • February 12, 2009 10:02 AM

The tax cuts in Barack Obama’s Turbaconducken rescue and recovery plan work out to $13/week per family (and sink to $8/week in January).

I know. You hardly know what to do with that huge windfall!

Remember when Michelle Obama derided last year’s $600 rebate checks?

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/12/hey-remember-when-michelle-obama-sneered-at-the-600-rebate-checks/


37 posted on 01/25/2010 5:35:46 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Nachum

Anybody with kids qualifies for EIC unless they are over the cap. And kids are of course usually dependents and exemptions. If you think it’s bad if you have kids not in daycare (FYI mine were not in day care either through most of their school years), just wait til they grow up and move out. It’s not much fun to bring home a smaller paycheck and think about how many hours a day you are basically just working for uncle sam.


38 posted on 01/25/2010 6:12:35 PM PST by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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