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According to several party aides, Senate Democrats are considering a surtax on millionaires as a way to offset the cost of the $445 billion jobs bill presented by the Administration of President Barack Obama.
The growing number of protesters on Wall Street has led GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to denounce the movement. The former Massachusetts Governor said these individuals won’t help to solve the nation’s problems.
The White House is seeking an additional $25 billion in long-term budget cuts for the Pentagon, as the Administration of President Barack Obama looks to eliminate some key programs in an effort to reduce spending.
President Barack Obama told the media Monday that he will personally lobby Congressional leaders to hold a vote on the new jobs-stimulus proposal that his Administration created, only to be rebuked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) an hour later.
On May 3, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a House Judiciary Committee hearing: “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about [Operation] Fast and Furious (OFF) for the first time over the last few weeks.” Unfortunately for Holder, someone in the corporate media decided to investigate.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday he will not seek the Republican nomination for President. Christie said, “What I felt was the right decision remains the right decision. Today is not my time. I will not abandon my commitment to New Jersey.”
Since Florida moved its 2012 GOP Presidential primary to Jan. 31, there is much speculation that a number of States will follow suit. On Monday, South Carolina Republicans decided to move their State’s primary to Jan. 21. Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada all plan to hold their primaries and caucuses before South Carolina’s.
In an interview Monday morning, country music icon Hank Williams Jr. said that he has little faith in the GOP’s 2012 Presidential hopefuls and very little in the party itself. He went on to liken President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.