Same sex military couples by law now, aren’t allowed many benefits that heterosexual married couples in the military receive, including housing and medical care. But the Supreme Court could redefine the federal status of gay marriage next year.
Obama is pushing for dangerous cutbacks in nuclear weapons and may bypass the Senate to implement them, according to former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton. Obama has expressed a strong desire to jettison all nuclear weapons, Bolton and John Yoo, a Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, write in The Wall Street Journal.
Let’s end the Obamaganda right now. The only reason these numbers are falling is because unemployment benefits have run out for millions of people. Therefore, they are no longer counted.
Now wait a minute here, if Geithner can do this so we don’t reach the ceiling limit, why couldn’t it have been done before? The US Treasury is to begin taking extraordinary measures to delay reaching a 31 December borrowing limit. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said it would take accounting measures to save about $200bn to prevent reaching the $16.4tn borrowing limit.
The start of 2013 may turn out to be far less bleak than feared. For one thing, the two sides may strike a short-term agreement before New Year’s that postpones spending cuts until spring. Even if no deal is struck before the end of the year, businesses and consumers would not likely panic as long as some agreement seemed imminent. The tax increases and spending cuts could be retroactively repealed. And the impact of the tax increases would be felt only gradually. Most people would receive slightly less money in each paycheck.
When the House rejected a bill that would raise taxes on just 0.18 percent of Americans – those making more than $1 million a year, it has raised questions about the Republican-led chamber’s ability to approve any plan to avert the looming “fiscal cliff.”
Okay, as 2014 approaches, Obama’s health care law will expand coverage to some 30 million uninsured people. At the same time, insurers no longer will be allowed to turn away those in poor health, and virtually every American will be required to have health insurance — through an employer or a government program or by buying it on their own.
For more than a month now the EPA has said that the recent superstorm didn’t cause significant problems at any of the 247 Superfund toxic waste sites it’s monitoring in New York and New Jersey. But no actual testing of the soil and water has been done.
We know that Obama would much rather see us all use solar energy for heating our homes, but we’ve seen how much of a disaster that hairbrained plan is, with his failed solar companies that filed bankruptcy.