January 9, 2015

What President Obama’s done in one month.


Making America competitive on the world stage again–for a new generation. College education costs out of control? Make basic education free for those who work for it.

Obama to propose free community college (usatoday.com)

Holy shit. This man’s on a roll. Lame duck is looking good on him. Gas prices, strong economy, high payroll and low unemployment, Russian sanctions, opening up relations with Cuba, Iran nuclear agreement, and…”…the big move on immigration [He used executive action to legalize the situations of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants and in doing so created a political problem for Republicans. They are split on the immigration question and will greatly weaken their ability to appeal to Latino voters in 2016 if they are too aggressive in trying to reverse what Obama has done]…

…Obama had announced a climate change deal with China and taken on Republicans over Internet rules, regardless of the views of centrist Democrats.

Last week, the administration indicated its intention to veto a bill sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) that would have authorized the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline…”

“My presidency is entering the fourth quarter,” he said brightly. “Interesting things happen in the fourth quarter.”




Big news: President Obama just proposed making two years of community college free for anyone who’s willing to work for it. #FreeCommunityCollege

Two comments: Laurie Langlais We used to have tuition free public colleges. Then Reagan came along and finished them, just like the state mental hospital system!!!!

Mary Knopp This has all my support! It will work, I am living proof. The Great State of Texas had a program like this called CETA. It paid my tuition, books, 4 pair of White Nylons, 2 Pair of shoes, 2 student uniforms and 2 white uniforms and paid me minimum wage. I qualified for Section 8 housing and United Way day care (No Food stamps) But I did get the PAL grant too. My monthly income was 260.00 dollars a month with 2 children. I have been working as a nurse ever since and paying all my taxes.

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