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Posted byon January 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM EDT
President Obama talks about the bipartisan agreement that Congress reached this week which prevented a middle-class tax hike, congratulates the newly sworn-in members of Congress, and looks forward to working with the new Congress in the new year to continue to grow our economy and shrink our deficits in a balanced way.
Posted byon January 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM EDT
Brian Deese explains what the new agreement to extend tax cuts for the middle class means for the economy and how it met President Obama's key economic priorities.
Posted byon January 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM EDT
Today’s report shows that private sector businesses added 168,000 jobs in December.The economy has now added private sector jobs for 34 straight months, and a total of 5.8 million jobs have been added over that period.
Posted byon January 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM EDT
On Friday, January 4th at 11:30 a.m. ET, the White House is answering your questions about the tax deal during a live Twitter Q&A.
Posted byon January 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
We know that that a lot of people have questions about the fiscal cliff tax deal, so we've pulled together some of the most important facts.
Posted byon January 2, 2013 at 1:09 AM EDT
The deal passed by an overwhelming majority in the Senate keeps income taxes low for the middle class and ensures that America will continue to invest in education, clean energy, and manufacturing to strengthen our economy and the middle class.
Posted byon December 30, 2012 at 12:44 PM EDT
In 2012, working with Joining Forces, American businesses exceeded the President's challenge to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses and made a greater commitment for the future.
Posted byon December 29, 2012 at 6:45 AM EDT
President Obama urges Congress to meet its deadlines and responsibilities, protect the middle class from an income tax hike, and lay the groundwork for future progress on more economic growth and deficit reduction.
Posted byon December 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM EDT
At a press conference following a meeting with Senate and House leaders, the President said that he is optimistic an agreement that can pass both houses will be reached in time.
Posted byon December 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM EDT
After a week of negotiation and debate around the fiscal cliff, President Obama talks about where we are in the fight to keep middle-class taxes from going up.