Archive for December 5th, 2012

5:46 pm CST - December 05, 2012

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In Pointed Exchange, Reid Dodges McConnell Offer to Pass Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Plan

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –

“It’s so ridiculous, as I’ve said, it wouldn’t even pass the House under Nancy Pelosi. And that’s why even the most liberal members of Congress, the president’s most ardent supporters, haven’t come forward to support it,” said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during a pointed exchange on the Senate floor with Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday.

“If the president’s proposal was made in good faith, Democrats should be eager to vote for it,” he added.

McConnell called for a vote on what he called President Obama’s “laughable” fiscal cliff plan. But Majority Leader Harry Reid quickly objected – another sign indicating that the president’s proposal for averting the “Fiscal Cliff” had little support among Congressional Democrats.     (… Read details here.) Continue Reading.

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2:22 pm CST - December 05, 2012

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POLL: Solve Fiscal Problems Before Increasing School Funding

60% say balance Federal Budget before “Improving the quality of education.”

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Gallup Poll released just as Mr. Obama was ramping up his attacks on Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, showed that when it comes to prioritizing, what’s now more important than ensuring whether or not a child receives a better education is, for most Americans, balancing the Federal Budget.   Continue Reading.

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1:29 pm CST - December 05, 2012

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3 Top Things to Know About Young Voters & 2012 Election

Young Americans showed historic, 11-point swing away from President

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Generation Opportunity, the nation’s largest social media & grassroots organization reaching out to young Americans ages 18-29, has released data analysis on young voters and the 2012 election. With a fan base of 4 million-plus on Facebook, more than 1.1 billion views and 9+ million online interactions, Generation Opportunity knows what its talking about. Millennials have demonstrated a shift in views on solutions to unemployment and the bad economy … they favor lower taxes and less government involvement.

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